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Call for PhD Short Mobility Scholarship Applications under SHARE

Mon, 04/05/2015 - 11:30
Deadline: 31 July, 2015 The Intra-ACP academic mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in the ACP countries. The program builds on the African Union’s […] 0

Field Attachment Program Award: Open Call for Proposal

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 17:47
FIELD ATTACHMENT PROGRAM AWARD (FAPA) – CALL FOR PROPOSALS (Proposals will be accepted throughout 2015). The Field Attachment Program Award (FAPA) is a competitive grants program designed as graduate student internship to link thesis research findings and recommendations to application and use at community level. The FAPA grants are intended to provide opportunity for dissemination […] 0

Call for Abstracts: Agriculture for Development Conference 2015

Tue, 28/04/2015 - 08:00
Swedish University of Agricultural Science (SLU) and Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) are pleased to announce call for abstracts for the Agri4D 2015 Conference. It is a two day event for researchers and professionals working with and /or interested in agriculture for development. PhD students senior scientists, experts from social, political, soil, crops, natural […] 0

DAAD-RUFORUM In-Country / In-Region Doctoral Scholarships Available

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 18:00
The RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce a call for PhD scholarships available through the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) funding support. These scholarships are targeting both in-country/in-region (sub-Saharan Africa) applicants to support selected RUFORUM regional PhD Programmes in the Eastern and Central Africa (ECA). The scholarships are tenable for 2015/16 academic period. DAAD promotes […] 0

Apply Now: 10 PhD positions in collaborative research programme available

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 15:31
Wageningen University (The Netherlands), the CGIAR Research Programme on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics and other international partners (see Annex 1) are recruiting PhD students for their collaborative programme entitled: Responsible life-sciences innovations for development in the digital age: Environmental Virtual Observatories for Connective Action (EVOCA) in crop, water, livestock and disease management.   […] 0

Africa Climate Change Fund launches first call for proposals

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 10:06
 Grants of US$ 250,000 or more for climate finance readiness activities in African countries The new Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF), housed in the Energy, Environment and Climate Change Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), is launching its first call for grant proposals. African governments, NGOs, research and regional institutions are invited to apply […] 0

Announcement: Masters Research fellowship available from IITA

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 12:00
The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) with several national and international partners are implementing a development into research project, “N2Africa- Putting Nitrogen to work for smallholder farmers in Africa” in eleven African countries including Uganda. The project seeks to build sustainable partnerships and expertise in nitrogen fixation to improve soil fertility, increase productivity, food […] 0

Announcement: New Stellenbosch University Rector & Vice-Chancellor

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 08:00
Prof Wim de Villiers, Dean of the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Faculty of Health Sciences, was appointed the new Maties Rector and Vice-Chancellor by the Stellenbosch University (SU) Council earlier today. Watch video. De Villiers (55), a Matie alumnus and medical doctor who studied and worked in England and America for 21 years, succeeds Prof Russel […] 0

Sharing Experiences: Graduate Teaching Assistantship First beneficiary of RUFORUM

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:06
As the first PhD student successfully placed under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), Mr Anthony Mwije shares his experience of the programme. When I saw the RUFORUM GTA advert, I knew my chance to enroll for PhD studies in a University of my choice had arrived. Immediately, I started working on my application for […] 0

Escalating Production of PhDs in the Agricultural and Life Sciences

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 03:00
Andrea Johnson, a Programme Officer at the Carnegie Cooperation of New York Foundation (CCNY) visited the RUFORUM Secretariat in Kampala on 1st April, 2015. Her visit was part of the continued collaboration between the two organizations, established since October 2012 through a joint project entitled Training World–Class Agricultural Scientists in Africa. This project aims to […] 0

RUFORUM trains 18 in Scientific Data Management

Sat, 18/04/2015 - 08:11
  RUFORUM in collaboration with the Innovative Agricultural Research Initiative (iAGRI) organised a training on Scientific Data Management (SDM) from 30 March to 4 April 2015 in Morogoro, Tanzania. The training is one of the core activities under iAGRI’s capacity building component. It targeted the third cohort of iAGRI sponsored students who are currently at […] 0

Scholarships Announcement: INTRA ACP MOBILITY Scholarship Schemes available

Thu, 16/04/2015 - 08:52
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is collaborating with its consortium members in the implementation of INTRA ACP Mobility Scheme which supports the higher education cooperation between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the pacific (ACP). The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and poverty alleviation by increasing the availability of […] 0

AGRA, MaK to sponsor plant breeding students

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 08:33
Written by Prossy Nandudu – New Vision The growing population in Africa calls for more innovation in research to come up with crop varieties that are high yielding and tolerant to pests and diseases and effects of climate change. This is the reason why the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership […] 0

Building Capacity in the Agricultural Industries of Africa

Tue, 14/04/2015 - 07:00
During the week of 13 – 17 the April, 2015, the RUFORUM Secretariat together with development partners will be meeting in Stellenbosch University meeting to  contribute towards the  RUFORUM Strategic Business Plan 2015-2020. Setting the scene for this meeting, are reflections from Prof. Malcolm Blackie, an Independent Consultant and a member of the RUFORUM International […] 0

132 Sets to be Awarded: TEEAL Institutional Grants 2015 Now Open

Fri, 10/04/2015 - 08:00
In the mid ‘90’s, Rockefeller Foundation helped selected FORUM university faculties and departments create special computer labs and networks, equipped with CD-ROM, in order to access bibliographic and abstracting databases in the agricultural sciences, particularly TEEAL, the full-text CD-ROM agricultural library of about 130 journals.  RUFORUM has continued to work with its network—organizing training workshops […] 0

Post-Graduate TEEAL Research Paper Competition 2015 Now Open

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 08:00
ITOCA in collaboration with Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University is pleased to announce the TEEAL Post-Graduate Research Paper Competition 2015 for post graduate students from six eligible African countries (Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda) to obtain TEEAL, The Essential Electronic Agricultural Library for their institution as well as prize money. TEEAL […] 0

Making higher education work for Africa: Key resources

Wed, 08/04/2015 - 10:21
By Irene Friesenhahn Irene Friesenhahn rounds up sources of online information, highlighting key initiatives on Africa’s higher education Several organisations address higher education in Africa through their work. The Carnegie Corporation of New York and UN agencies including UNESCO and the World Bank provide great online resources. In 1980 UNESCO set up the African Network […] 0

University of Nairobi to bid for a center of excellence

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 08:00
The University of Nairobi (UoN) will join other regional universities in bidding to host one of the centres of excellence being funded by the World Bank. This was revealed during a consultative meeting between The University of Nairobi (UoN) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). The World Bank African Higher […] 0

10 lessons from supporting eLearning development in the RUFORUM Network

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 08:00
The RUFORUM information and communication technology (ICT) program was established in 2009. One of its goals is to support the member universities to implement technology-mediated teaching and learning. The intended outcome is member universities improving the quality of learning delivery. When this happens quality students would be produced and in turn contribute towards solving Africa’s […] 0

PhD Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 15:23
Over the years, universities in Africa have sought opportunities to send their staff for post-graduate training abroad in a bid to strengthen research and training, at very high costs. The loss of faculty for 4 to 5 years has negatively affected universities. In order to meet the growing demand for Doctoral level scientists in Africa, […] 0