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How RUFORUM Transformed My Life

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 19:49
Life was absolutely ugly for me when I completed my undergraduate studies. I was out of the university without a job and there was no capital for me to start up a business which could earn me a living. Fortunately, a friend of mine told me about RUFORUM scholarships under Transforming African Agricultural Universities to... Continue Reading →

I OWE MY CAREER JOURNEY AND PROGRESSION TO RUFORUM

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 14:56
It has been my dream to pursue a career in agricultural research. At an early age, my interest in agriculture blossomed into a passion. Growing up in a semi-arid region of Kenya, livestock and a few crops farming were the main sources of livelihood. Despite the role agriculture played, its potential was underutilized in production... Continue Reading →

[Issue 99] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 22/09/2021 - 12:11
Daily Monitor Researchers in Africa unite to tackle challenges (Africa)Africa’s researchers from the humanities and natural sciences have resolved to combine efforts and implement solutions unearthed from their findings to tackle major challenges that plague the continent. Dr John Mushomi from the Department of Population Studies at the Makerere University yesterday said the resolution was... Continue Reading →

Over 100 teachers participate in ODL training

Sat, 18/09/2021 - 05:29
An ODL training course for developing teachers’ competence in planning, preparing, and organising online and distance-based education started on September 9. The course has a total of 105 participants from HEIs in Kenya, Zambia and Uganda. ODL is short for Open and Distance Learning or Online and Distance Learning. Promoting ODL increases the accessibility of... Continue Reading →

PBL-BioAfrica At the start of something new

Sat, 18/09/2021 - 05:16
Students of Biotechnology and Food Engineering at HAMK are excited about participating PBL-BioAfrica’s student project. Students are investigating solid waste management in Kenya and Zambia in collaboration with Steam’n Heat. What a challenge we have been handed! To gather students together and to make (hopefully) world-changing things. We have been asked to help research sustainable... Continue Reading →

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

Fri, 17/09/2021 - 17:37
Lors de la réunion annuelle des Vice-Chanceliers / Présidents / Directeurs de Section / Recteurs des Universités Membres de RUFORUM (voir les liens sur le Dépliant de RUFORUM et l’Aperçu de RUFORUM) qui s’est tenue le 11 novembre 2020, les Vice-Chanceliers ont réaffirmé leur engagement envers le Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur (GTA) qu’ils ont initié... Continue Reading →

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM, Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

Fri, 17/09/2021 - 17:32
 During the annual meeting of Vice Chancellors/Presidents/Principals/Rectors of RUFORUM Member Universities (see links about RUFORUM flier and RUFORUM at a Glance) held on 11th November 2020, the Vice Chancellors re-affirmed their commitment to the Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program that they initiated in 2014. The objectives of the GTA are to: i) Improve the quality of... Continue Reading →

From public tax collection to scientific data collection

Fri, 17/09/2021 - 15:32
When I graduated with an Engineer degree in Chemistry and Agricultural Industries, I worked as an Assistant Lecturer at an Institution of Higher Education in Walungu in DR Congo. Later I got a job as Technical Secretary in a government institution in charge of tax collection. Despite the good paying job, my former classmates who... Continue Reading →

If you can DREAM it, you can DO it

Thu, 16/09/2021 - 15:38
Getting in contact with RUFUROM was always in my radar. However, choosing your future expectation does not require your option alone. One day, I contacted one of my undergraduate colleagues who got a scholarship from RUFUROM, I got motivated by his words and thought of applying for the same opportunity. I am familiar with what... Continue Reading →

My Academic Journey   

Thu, 16/09/2021 - 11:33
My name is Irene Bayiyana and I am one of the RUFORUM Alumni. I am an agricultural economist, with a master’s degree in Agricultural and Applied Economics and a PhD in Economics. Currently, I am working as a Research Officer/Agricultural Economist based at the National Agricultural Research Organisation (NARO)/ National Crops Resources Research Institute (NaCRRI)... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Twenty Two (22) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2021 announced

Mon, 13/09/2021 - 16:59
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 22 winners of the 2021 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 340 applications from 26 countries in Africa namely Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, DR Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi,... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] RUFORUM announces 53 Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for 2021-2022 academic year

Mon, 13/09/2021 - 16:27
Kampala 11th September 2021. The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the beneficiaries of the fifth cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for the 2021-2022 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme; Transforming... Continue Reading →

First student project launched

Thu, 09/09/2021 - 15:52
Students from Finland, Kenya and Zambia have come together to seek business solutions for sustainable waste management. Students will investigate the current state of waste management in one of the two countries and possible profitable solutions for recycling materials and producing pure energy from waste. The client company is Steam’n Heat Ltd, a company specialised... Continue Reading →

Request For Proposal Regional E-Learning Platform(REP)

Tue, 07/09/2021 - 11:35
The RUFORUM Vision 2030 mandates the Secretariat to facilitate universities to innovatively use ICT to improve teaching and learning through the Knowledge Hub (K-hub) flagship programme. Through the K-Hub, RUFORUM is expected to facilitate universities to provide relevant and practical training, not only through innovative and creative teaching, but also by using the latest electronic... Continue Reading →

[Issue 98] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 06/09/2021 - 17:06
Times Higher EducationThe push for open access is making science less inclusive (Global)Researchers in developing countries could be frozen out by high article charges unless wider publishing reform is undertaken, say four Brazilian researchers. It is hard to argue against the view that research developed predominantly through public funding should be openly accessible to everyone.... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Fourteen (14) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022

Sun, 05/09/2021 - 12:32
Kampala 3 September 2021 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published once a year, assesses institutions worldwide across 13 performance indicators in five areas: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook. This year more than 1,600 universities were ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, across 99 countries and regions with... Continue Reading →

[Issue 97] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Sun, 29/08/2021 - 09:12
Daily MonitorMakerere unveils locally-made diesel engine (Uganda)Makerere University’s College of Engineering, Art and Technology (CEDAT) in partnership with Kevoton Motion Engineering Limited (KMEL) yesterday unveiled a novel diesel engine. The technological breakthrough is the latest from the university’s centre of excellence in Material Science and Nanotechnology. The centre and Kevoton have also developed an artisan... Continue Reading →

[Issue 96] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 25/08/2021 - 17:30
Times Higher Education New modes of practicum – synergising online and offline teaching modes (Global)Teaching the practical application of a subject – or practicums – sits at the core of many courses. Among our trainee childhood educators, it is possibly the most highly anticipated learning experience. Practicums offer students hands-on experience in their respective disciplines,... Continue Reading →

Webinaire sur Mesurer l’insécurité alimentaire dans l’ère des ODD

Tue, 24/08/2021 - 13:12
L’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’Alimentation et l’Agriculture (FAO) et le Forum Régional des Universités pour le Renforcement des Capacités en Agriculture (RUFORUM), un réseau de 129 universités dans 38 pays africains, organisent un webinaire sur « Mesurer l’insécurité alimentaire dans l’ère des ODD » le 15 Septembre 2021 de 14h00 à 16h00, Heure d’Europe Centrale (CET) / 15h00 – 17h00, Heure Normale d’Afrique … Read More Webinaire sur Mesurer l’insécurité alimentaire dans l’ère des ODD

Webinar on Measuring Food Insecurity in the SDG Era

Mon, 23/08/2021 - 11:58
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, are organising a webinar on Measuring Food Insecurity in the SDG Era on 15th September 2021 at 14:00 – 16:00 Central European Time (CET) / 15:00 – 17:00 East African Standard Time (EAT). Background … Read More Webinar on Measuring Food Insecurity in the SDG Era

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