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Scholaships: MAPRONANO PhD and Masters in Engineering and Health Sciences

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 13:04
The Africa Center of Excellence in Materials, Product Development and Nanotechnology (MAPRONANO ACE) supported by the World Bank and hosted by the College of Engineering Design, Art and Technology (CEDAT) at Makerere University, Kampala Uganda is announcing Master’s and PhD scholarships for academic year 2018/2019. The scholarship program is meant to support research costs for local and regional students in their second year of study in the fields of Engineering and or... Read More 0

[Issue 6] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:53
The Guardian Africa’s unsung scientists finally get their own journal to spread research (Africa) A new journal to showcase Africa’s often-overlooked scientific research has been launched to give the continent’s scientists better global recognition. Scientific African will be the first “mega-journal” in Africa. It was unveiled in Kigali last week at Africa’s biggest science conference, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) conference, and the first issue is scheduled to be published at the... Read More 0

RUFORUM holds a proposal Write-shop that responds to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call

Tue, 17/04/2018 - 12:38
The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has organized a proposal Write-shop as part of its effort to mobilise and strengthen research capacity in African agricultural universities and research institutions. The Write-shop targets developing proposals for submission to African Union Research Grants 2018 Call for proposals with a deadline of 22nd May 2018. The Write-shop which is taking place from 16th to 20th April 2018 in Entebbe, Uganda focuses... Read More 0

RUFORUM is engaging youth to address local issues

Sun, 15/04/2018 - 21:21
Dr. Kakoli Ghosh, Strategic Program for Sustainable Food and Agriculture Management Team, FAO, Rome, Italy Africa has the fastest growing young population in the world. This is at a time when the future of work is also undergoing a major process of change. Every year more and more youth are in search of employment and better opportunities, but without core skills and technical competencies many are being left behind. To combat this... Read More 0

“Our perception on policy has positively changed”

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 16:31
By Sarudzai muzhange (Gulu University) and Lucky Nyasulu (Egerton University) The powerful statement which opened the conference of African Young Graduates and Scholars which two of RUFORUM’s MasterCard Foundation students attended, was “Education is not about getting a certificate but rather about one’s competency and application of skills in a working environment; and being able to bridge the gap between knowledge production and the knowledge producers though implementation.” The meeting, organized by... Read More 0

Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 12:15
As a way of meeting the demand for up-to-date information, RUFORUM is pleased to share with all stakeholders the summary extract of press on High Education within the  African continent. Please download the latest issues of RUFORUM media monitoring. Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 002 Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 003 Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa. 004 Media Monitoring. Extract... Read More 0

RUFORUM trains 50 Gulu University students and staff in Scientific Data Management

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 09:32
The diversity and the complexity of data from scientific experiments and natural systems constitute serious challenges for students and even scientists in the universities and research institutions. Lack of data management and data analysis skills among graduate students often causes a waste of productive time, with negative consequences on successful thesis completion and student graduation. Short training courses in Scientific Data Management provide students with the right analytical skills on application of... Read More 0

Job Opportunities: Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D)

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 20:59
New call for experts for Value Chain Analysis for Development VCA4D for a new exciting adventure!!! Analysis of processed fruits (mango, avocado and pineapple) in the Dominican Republic. Here below you can find the profiles of the experts needed. The deadline for presenting CVs is on Friday 13th April 2018. 1) Agricultural economist S/he is a senior expert with deep knowledge of and experience on value chain analysis from an economic point... Read More 0

RUFORUM supports Gulu University to exhibit training and research innovations

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 17:28
The Uganda National Council for Higher Education (NCHE) held its 10th Annual higher education exhibition between 15th to 17th, March 2018. The event was held under the theme, Higher Education for the future: Strengthening Innovations for sustainable Development. The exhibition aimed at providing a one stop opportunity for higher education institutions, academicians, policy makers and the wider community to engage with each other. Higher education institutions had an open platform to showcase... Read More 0

Postgraduate studies awakened my zeal to contribute to a food secure Africa

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 15:05
By Njeri Njau, RUFORUM Alumnus (MSc Agronomy, Kenyatta University) Growing up in rural Kenya, with parents who believed in education being key to my future, has shaped who I am today. Having no electricity and piped water back then did not bother them as long as my siblings and I were in school. For a village girl, joining university made me a role model for the younger girls in my family and... Read More 0

Fellowship: Future Africa-Carnegie Early Career Research Leadership

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 14:37
The University of Pretoria is excited to announce a new Early Career Fellowship that aims to develop research leadership for the African Bioeconomy. Capacity in this focus area is crucial to help address Africa’s most urgent challenges and opportunities for sustainable and inclusive development. The fellowship has unique elements that focus on both technical research and leadership skills development. It will aim to support the development of the research base at the... Read More 0

Fellowship: East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative

Fri, 23/03/2018 - 10:20
The East Africa Social Science Translation (EASST) Collaborative invites African researchers to apply for a 4 month fellowship (sabbatical) at the University of California, Berkeley, to be completed during Fall 2018 (September-December), or Spring 2019 (January -May).To be eligible, researchers must be residents of an East African country ( Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan,or Uganda) and hold a staff or student position at a research institution, university, or other organization... Read More 0

Consultancy: Managing Teacher Mobility across Africa

Thu, 22/03/2018 - 12:12
1. Background “Teachers and teaching” is one of the ten priority areas of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25). The strategic objectives of the CESA 16-25 aims to achieve by 2025 is to fully reorient African education and training systems towards the achievements of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 on education. This includes recruitment, training, and deployment of qualified teachers; as well as promoting continuous professional development to enhance their... Read More 0

Goodwill Message from RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU).

Tue, 20/03/2018 - 14:20
The Association of African Universities Inaugurated an East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan on 14th March 2018. Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary of RUFORUM delivered a good will message during the occasion. Read the complete message below.     Goodwill Message from Prof. Adipala Ekwamu, Executive Secretary RUFORUM to the Association of African Universities (AAU) on occasion of the Inauguration of the East African Regional Office in Khartoum, Sudan On behalf... Read More 0

Media Monitoring: Higher Education News in Africa.

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 09:11
The demand for easy to understand, up-to-date information is growing. This demand comes from political decision makers, people in the academia, students, media and from Africans represented by civil societies who are increasingly requesting for full transparency on information from both public and private Universities . Alongside this development, the rapid evolution in new information technologies provides us with more tools to communicate more effectively. Knowledge based on independent, quality-assured information empowers... Read More 0

Scholarships: Intra – Africa Academic Mobility Program Msc, PhD and Staff Scholarship

Wed, 14/03/2018 - 09:16
OVERVIEW The EU under its Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme, has provided funding to support training of graduate students in African universities. In this mobility program, six African partner institutions and one EU Technical partner will collaborate in the training of professionals to strengthen fragile ecosystems (FE) management in Africa, which will lead into reduced environmental degradation and sustained food production by small-scale farmers. Partners include Makerere University (Uganda), Uganda Martyrs University (Uganda),... Read More 0

Makerere University and partners receive African Union grant to facilitate African Swine Fever Research

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 16:54
Through its competitive research grants the African Union has awarded a research grant of USD 1,249,988 to a consortium of scientists led by the College of Natural Sciences (CoNAS), Makerere University to implement a three year research project titled, ‘Developing innovative and sustainable approaches to prevent the spread of African Swine Fever (ASF) in Africa (ASF-RESIST)’. Associate Professor Charles Masembe from the Department of Zoology, Entomology and Fisheries Sciences is the Principal... Read More 0

Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy at Moi University takes off

Tue, 13/03/2018 - 12:26
The Africa Centre of Excellence in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable Energy at Moi University was launched on 13th – 14th September 2017 at Sirikwa Hotel, Eldoret. The Centers aims to advance technology development and innovation in Phytochemicals, Textile and Renewable energy through delivery of quality post-graduate training and collaborative research. The Launch was attended by national, regional and International partners who represented the partner institution (Dr. K. Chelule (KIRDI, Kenya), Prof. M.... Read More 0

Former RUFORUM Principal Investigator (PI) now Full Professor at Makerere University

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 12:52
Born in Bukavu DR. Congo in 1964, Majaliwa Mwanjalolo holds a Licence in applied physics (5 years, 1983-1988) from Institut Superieur Pedagogique de Bukavu (ISP/Bukavu), DR Congo, a MSc in Environmental Sciences (1998) and PhD in soil Science (2004) from Makerere University, Kampala-Uganda. He has been involved in several regional and international collaboration research and outreach activities. He has also been involved in the development of several post graduate programmes at Makerere... Read More 0

CREATES Scholarships: 10 Masters and 5 PhD for regional candidates available starting April, 2018

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 11:56
Masters Call The Centre for Research, Agricultural advancement, Teaching Excellence and Sustainability in Food and Nutritional Security (CREATES), hosted by the School of Life Sciences and Bioengineering at the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) has opened its second call for Master´s scholarship opportunities for qualified regional candidates. The newly established African Centre of Excellence aims to support young African Scientists who are committed, passionate and innovative enough to... Read More 0