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PBL skills for university academic faculty across Sub-Saharan Africa

Thu, 25/03/2021 - 11:50
A new generation of skilled and entrepreneurial graduates becomes reality through reforming the curricula from subject-based to competence-based. Two experienced pedagogical trainers from Finland held a virtual PBL training session for bioeconomy university academic faculty from Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda. RUFORUM, in partnership with the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), organised a training for African academic faculty, titled Problem Based Learning: Delivering … Read More PBL skills for university academic faculty across Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Tue, 23/03/2021 - 16:43
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 en 2014. Les objectifs du GTA sont les suivants: … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA)

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

Tue, 23/03/2021 - 15:47
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 higher education and increase the pool of PhD-level trained … Read More Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA)

Nector Soft Drinks in Northern Uganda

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 18:18
The soft drinks market in northern Uganda is currently dominated by industrially processed, carbonated drinks. The more health conscious consumers have high demand for freshly processed fruit juice. Realizing this market niche, a group of four students MSc. Agrientreprise development  pursuing from Gulu University took up this business opportunity and start processing fresh natural fruit juices, under the brand name, the nector point. With … Read More Nector Soft Drinks in Northern Uganda

Transforming my community through vegetable farming and sensitisation

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 13:46
By Stephen Ongaria (BSc. Education Agriculture –Gulu University) My name is Stephen Ongaria, a student at Gulu University, Uganda. When I started my university education, I never expected to be so much inspired to become a change agent within my community. It did not take long for me to understand that vegetable farming has huge potential in terms of income generation. Few months ago, … Read More Transforming my community through vegetable farming and sensitisation

Berakha Vegetable Enterprises (Maku Martin, Alumnus, MSc. Agri-entreprises development, Gulu University)

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 17:11
I am so grateful to Gulu University Faculty of Agriculture and Environment for the support they have given me through the student enterprise scheme. I received financial support and mentorship from the faculty to implement my business plan on off-season vegetable production. I am involved in the production of tomatoes, cow peas leaves (boo) and cabbages. Upon receiving the  funding in November 2019, I … Read More Berakha Vegetable Enterprises (Maku Martin, Alumnus, MSc. Agri-entreprises development, Gulu University)

Convergence of the Action Research Program and producer groups’ business models: the case of two rice producer groups in Nwoya and Amuru districts

Thu, 18/03/2021 - 20:36
Introduction Gulu University as a member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) won two Community Action Research Program Plus (CARP+) grants in the Pig and Rice value chains in 2018 and 2019 respectively. The CARP+ is an initiative supported by RUFORUM to enable member Universities reach out, engage, and conduct actionable novel research in communities. The CARP+ enables Universities … Read More Convergence of the Action Research Program and producer groups’ business models: the case of two rice producer groups in Nwoya and Amuru districts

[Press Release] Seven (07) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 1000 Universities in QS World University Rankings 2021

Mon, 15/03/2021 - 07:59
Kampala 12 March 2021 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) strives to support its member universities to deliver quality education through cutting edge research, innovation and academic mobility to enable them rank higher globally. With the controversies surrounding University rankings, they have remained relevant in demonstrating the value of institutions of Higher Learning According to the recently released QS Universities … Read More [Press Release] Seven (07) RUFORUM Network Universities ranked among top 1000 Universities in QS World University Rankings 2021

[Press Release] Uganda Deputy Head of Mission to United Arab Emirates – Ambassador Henry Mayega Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:27
 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat based at Makerere University on Tuesday, 9th February 2021, hosted His Excellency, Ambassador Henry Mayega, Uganda’s Deputy Head of Mission to the United Arab Emirates. This was a courtesy call to touch base and provide an opportunity for the Ambassador to learn more about RUFORUM activities in Africa in general and Uganda in … Read More [Press Release] Uganda Deputy Head of Mission to United Arab Emirates – Ambassador Henry Mayega Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat

[Press Release] H.E Dr. Stephen Chebrot, Uganda Ambassador to Qatar Visits the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture Secretariat

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 17:04
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat based at Makerere University on Friday 5th March 2021, hosted His Excellency, Dr. Stephen Chebrot, Uganda’s Ambassador to Qatar. This was a courtesy call to touch base and provide an opportunity to the Ambassador to learn more about RUFORUM activities in Africa in general and Uganda in particular.

[Issue 78] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 12/03/2021 - 11:05
IOL News Food security and socio-economic development: revisiting investment in agricultural research and development (South Africa) The economic and agricultural landscape in southern Africa has undergone considerable change in the past few decades All countries in this region have experienced robust economic growth and improvement in human development indices, reducing poverty and malnutrition to a great extent. Yet, it remains home to sizeable proportion … Read More [Issue 78] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 77] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Fri, 05/03/2021 - 12:30
University World News Report calls for research focus beyond biomedicine (Mozambique) Enrolment in tertiary education in Mozambique may have multiplied more than seven times in the past 15 years, but it has not expanded postgraduate studies or promoted high-quality research and innovation, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). In a key study, “Mapping Research and Innovation in the Republic … Read More [Issue 77] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 09:43
Programme d’Assistanat d’Enseignement Supérieur de RUFORUM (GTA) 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 en 2014. … Read More Opportunités de Formation de Troisième Cycle dans le cadre du

Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

Thu, 04/03/2021 - 09:36
Graduate Teaching Assistantship Program (GTA) 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 higher education and increase … Read More Postgraduate Training Opportunities under the RUFORUM

E-learning for strengthening educational capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Wed, 03/03/2021 - 15:08
Enhancing ICT competence and capacity in bio-entrepreneurship education is central for reaching a wide number of students in Sub-Saharan Africa. PBL-BioAfrica has started on this task by investigating teachers’ current usage of digital learning platforms in Kenya and Zambia through surveys and focus group interviews. Issues in online teaching An online survey about teachers’ pedagogical competences received more than 90 replies from teachers in … Read More E-learning for strengthening educational capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM

Fri, 26/02/2021 - 15:28
Kampala, 26th February 2021. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed on 24th February 2021 between the American University of Beirut (AUB) through its Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) and The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM, a consortium of 129 African universities in 38 African countries. The purpose of the MoU is to provide a framework for collaboration and … Read More [Press Release] American University of Beirut (AUB) signs memorandum of understanding with RUFORUM

[Issue 76] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Wed, 24/02/2021 - 14:33
Nature News Give African research participants more say in genomic data, say scientists (Africa) Tensions are building in Africa over the rules that govern the donation of biological samples and data to research.  Many human genome studies ask participants to sign a form that gives them little direct control over how their data will be used. But a panel of researchers in Africa says … Read More [Issue 76] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 14:00
My name is Kusiima Kaheesi Samuel studying PhD Environment and Natural Resources at the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science (CAES), Makerere University, Uganda. I  received funding from RUFORUM under the Social and Environmental Trade-offs in African Agriculture (SENTINEL) Project for my research entitled: Land Use Land Cover Change (LULCC) and its Implications on Ecosystem Services in the Albert Water Management Zone, Uganda. The … Read More The scholarship from RUFORUM has expanded my research capabilities and network

I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM

Mon, 22/02/2021 - 08:30
My name is Zenebe Shuite Argado from Ethiopia. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from Debre Markos University, Ethiopia and a Master of Education in Geography and Environmental Education from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia. I was a full-time teaching staff in the department of Geography and Environmental Studies at Bule Hora University, Ethiopia, from July 2011 up to … Read More I have benefited a lot from skills enhancement trainings organized by RUFORUM

My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

Sat, 20/02/2021 - 13:06
I am Rudo Violet Denga, a Zimbabwean studying PhD at Copperbelt University, Zambia. I obtained both BSc Hons. in Development Studies & MSc. in Development Studies from my home country. My research interests are in social-ecology with particular focus on sustainable environmental management, river bank cultivation and land use/cover change (LUCC).  Currently I am pursuing a PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences, School of … Read More My research fieldwork in a foreign country has been a life changing experience

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