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[Issue 109] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 22/07/2022 - 08:30
Sunday World Young scientists show us the future (South Africa) Innovation-driven entrepreneurship was put under the microscope this week as young researchers and scientists from all over South Africa came together to present solutions to the country’s problems at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Council’s (CSIR) seventh Emerging Research Symposium in Pretoria. From... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Implementing a National Qualifications Framework: Early Lessons, Challenges and Lessons Learnt

Mon, 18/07/2022 - 14:15
Introduction Development of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) has become a world-wide phenomenon and a major global trend in reforming national education and training systems. The reasons for adoption and implementation of NQFs are many and varied. Most of the countries that have adopted a NQF are concerned with the poor articulation between qualifications and actual... Continue Reading →

African Universities as Co-creators in Community Development and Transformation

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 18:29
Universities play a critical role in community transformation by creating demand-driven research and development solutions that address emerging challenges such as nutrition, food security, increasing household income, and youth skilling in Africa. It is important that universities while fulfilling their role encourage better access for students from poor or rural backgrounds as well. In 2016,... Continue Reading →

[Issue 108] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 10:15
University World News Microcredentials: A new category of education is rising (Global) At the core of the traditional higher education system is a degree. However, over the past decade, enrolment in four-year degree programmes has steadily declined in the United States and, more recently, this trend has spilled over into emerging markets. Administrators, policymakers and... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Re-positioning Uganda Martyrs University in the post-COVID19 era

Fri, 15/07/2022 - 09:29
Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) is a comprehensive private university opened by the Conference of Catholic Bishops of Uganda in October, 1993. The University began with only 84 students and 2 faculties and has grown to 5,000 students and 9 faculties and schools and seven campuses. It was granted a Charter by the Republic of Uganda... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) – A Regional Centre of Excellence for Capacity building in Agriculture and Natural Sciences

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 14:31
Background on LUANAR When Malawi attained its independence in 1964, very few Malawian nationals had any training in agriculture, with most agricultural related management positions in Government and the private sector held by expatriate staff. To address this, the Government of Malawi decided to create a College specifically to train Malawians in the field of... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Sudan Ambassador visits RUFORUM Secretariat

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 09:28
Kampala, Uganda – His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Ibrahim Ahmed the Ambassador of Sudan (5th from right) paid a courtesy visit to the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat here in Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of his visit was to initiate dialogue between RUFORUM and Arab States to discuss areas of joint... Continue Reading →

Finding hope in SHEA Production – A Community Transformation in Northern Uganda

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 14:03
Poor family background, early marriage, and gender-driven violence are some of the barriers women face in their pursuit of attaining higher education in Africa. After a two-decade Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) war that left many families homeless and besieged, Northern Uganda presents an opportunity in rebuilding its human development and infrastructure by skilling its youth... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Mbarara University of Science and Technology – The Premier Centre of Science and Technology

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 09:53
BackgroundMbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST) was established in October 1989 as the second public University in Uganda. MUST has since grown from a single medical faculty university offering the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, serving a student population of 43 to 5642 students in six faculties and two institutes. As a... Continue Reading →

Harnessing formidable Partnerships for Agricultural Transformation in Africa

Tue, 12/07/2022 - 15:32
The Mastercard Foundation Scholar Programs celebrates 10 years this year as well as a six-year partnership with the Regional Universities Forum for Agriculture (RUFORUM). This partnership demonstrates why it is imperative to celebrate and reflect on partnerships that encourage co-creation, collaboration, and foster synergies to transform the Agricultural landscape through youth skilling in Africa. According... Continue Reading →

Honorable Monica Musenero applauds Universities for engaging with Communities to deliver demand-driven Innovations and Technologies

Mon, 11/07/2022 - 17:50
The Ugandan Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Honorable Monica Musenero commended universities for linking and working with farming communities to generate knowledge and innovations that best serve community needs countrywide. Honorable Musenero, an epidemiologist who is recognized for her leading role in African countries’ fight against Ebola is passionate about making innovations work for... Continue Reading →


Mon, 11/07/2022 - 10:19
About the ACSAAThe ASARECA Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance (ACSAA) is a multistakeholder platform that brings together agricultural scientists, agro-meteorologists, climate change experts, private sector players, farmers, extension workers and policy makers. It was formed in 2021 to enhance coordination of the scattered CSA activities within the ECA sub-region with the goal of improving farmer resilience... Continue Reading →

[Press Release] Universities in the RUFORUM Network showcase their work to Honorable Monica Masanza Musenero, Uganda Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation

Sat, 09/07/2022 - 17:16
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat hosted the Honorable Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of the Government of Uganda on Friday 8th July 2022. The visit was for the Minister to have a glimpse of RUFORUM work in action. The visit provided an opportunity for Hon Musenero to familiarize... Continue Reading →

RUFORUM Congratulates the Muslim Community on the blessed Eid Al-Adha

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 17:34
On Eid Al-Adha, wishing that your sacrifices are appreciated and your prayers are answered by the Almighty. Have a blessed Eid Al-Adha! May this Eid brings peace, prosperity, and happiness to you, your family and Muslim community! Download the Card here

[Issue 107] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 08/07/2022 - 15:12
What Have We Learned About Online Learning? (Global)The COVID-19 pandemic forced colleges, professors and students to engage with digital forms of education in ways many of them never had. Did the experience of teaching and learning remotely make them more open to online education and to using technology in the physical classroom? Did professors get... Continue Reading →

AgriEngage Summer School on Agri-Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement

Wed, 06/07/2022 - 16:23
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco is hosting a 15 days AgriEngage Summer School from the 4th to the 17th of July 2022. With funding from the European Commission Erasmus+ programme, through the project “Strengthening Agri-Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement Training in East, West and North Africa (AgriENGAGE)”, the Summer School will offer practical skills and competencies... Continue Reading →

[Thought Piece] Stellenbosch University – an Overview

Wed, 06/07/2022 - 14:28
Introduction Known colloquially as ‘Maties’, Stellenbosch University (SU) aspires to be Africa’s leading research- intensive university, globally recognised as excellent, inclusive and innovative, and advancing knowledge in service of society. SU is a public research institution situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa and counts as one of the top higher education institutions... Continue Reading →

CoSTClim – NORPART Call for Applications for PhD Student Mobility to Norway, 2022

Fri, 01/07/2022 - 13:09
Introduction Makerere University in collaboration with Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) and Regional Universities Forum (for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) are implementing a five year CoSTClim project (Collaborative Action for Strengthening Training Capacities in Climate Risk and Natural Resource management). The main goal of the project is to... Continue Reading →

[Issue 106] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Thu, 30/06/2022 - 17:22
University World News Transdisciplinary collaboration critical for future of science (Africa-Global)Calls for investment in transdisciplinary research in Africa in order to achieve progress in science and innovation as tools to tackle challenges impeding social and economic transformation of the continent have dominated proceedings at the Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress (SRI2022). The hybrid congress, taking... Continue Reading →

Deadline Extension – 15th July 2022

Thu, 30/06/2022 - 13:07
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), on behalf of the Research and Innovation Network for Responsible Artificial Intelligence for Climate Action in Africa [RESEN-RAICAIA], in partnership with West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL: and AKADEMIYA2063 (, would like to inform you that the... Continue Reading →