Category: 3rd Biennial Conference

Call for proposals – pilot VET mobility scheme


Background The European Commission is launching an exciting new initiative that will enable vocational education and training (VET) colleges in the EU to set up student and staff exchange programmes with colleges in the Western Balkans, Turkey and Africa,. Besides student and staff mobility between colleges, these mobility partnerships will also share good practice in their countries and regions, and create networks and partnerships … Read More Call for proposals – pilot VET mobility scheme

Apply Now: Africa Center of Excellence (ACE) AFRICA for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation


The recently established Africa Center of Excellence for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation (Climate SABC) at Haramaya University in Ethiopia, with financial support from the World Bank, provides a new opportunity for African students to enroll in a transdisciplinary post-graduate study conducted by a truly global faculty in one of the following programs: MSc in Climate Smart Agriculture MSc in Biodiversity Conservation and … Read More Apply Now: Africa Center of Excellence (ACE) AFRICA for Climate Smart Agriculture and Biodiversity Conservation

Call for Postgraduate students admission for 2017/2018: LUANAR


LILONGWE UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES Bunda Campus CALL FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS ADMISSION FOR 2017/2018 ACADEMIC YEAR Africa Centre of Excellence in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science (AquaFish) World Bank (WB) has embarked on a project which is called Africa Centre of Excellence (ACE II) whose aim is to strengthen selected Eastern and Southern Africa higher education institutions to deliver quality postgraduate education and … Read More Call for Postgraduate students admission for 2017/2018: LUANAR

Seasonal Greetings from RUFORUM


The RUFORUM Secretariat appreciates your continued support and wishes you a Happy Holiday as we look forward to more fruitful partnerships in 2017. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

RUFORUM partners with AWARD to Strengthen Leadership skills for Research Scientists and University staff in Africa


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture  (RUFORUM) in partnership with the African Women in Agriculture and Research Development (AWARD) aims at strengthening improved gender practices within the RUFORUM Network and jointly organizing leadership and management training courses. A gender awareness leadership and management training conducted annually is one of the activities under this partnership. It is within this context that AWARD … Read More RUFORUM partners with AWARD to Strengthen Leadership skills for Research Scientists and University staff in Africa

Kenyan Professor heads board for Fisheries PhD course at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources


Professor Ruth Otunga from the University of Eldoret in Kenya has been elected first board chairperson for the regional PhD programme in Aquaculture and Fisheries hosted at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources following the Regional Academic Advisory Board Meeting held at Crossroads Hotel in Malawi’s capital Lilongwe on Wednesday, June 8, 2016. LUANAR was chosen amongst a group of universities in Eastern … Read More Kenyan Professor heads board for Fisheries PhD course at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources

UNIVEN Partners With RUFORUM to Respond to challenges in the realm of Agriculture


A delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda, Prof Peter Mbati, comprising of the Dean of the School of Agriculture, Prof Godwin Mchau, the Director International Relations, Cornelius Hagenmeier and Director Communications and Marketing, Takalani Dzaga successfully accomplished its mission of strengthening the relationship between the University and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM). It … Read More UNIVEN Partners With RUFORUM to Respond to challenges in the realm of Agriculture

ARPPIS­‐DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya


Deadline: 22 March, 2016 3­–year doctoral training in insect sciences for development The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, in partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) In-Country/In-Region Scholarships Programme and African university partners, requests applications for doctoral research scholarships in the African Regional Postgraduate Programme in Insect Sciences (ARPPIS). icipe is an international scientific research institute, headquartered in Nairobi, … Read More ARPPIS­‐DAAD PhD scholarships for study at icipe, Kenya

Vacancy Announcement: Positions for teaching staff at LUANAR


Closing date for receiving applications is Friday 15th April 2016 Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) was established by an Act of Parliament No. 22 of 2011, by delinking Bunda College of Agriculture from The University of Malawi. Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following academic position tenable at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Positions For … Read More Vacancy Announcement: Positions for teaching staff at LUANAR

Enhancing Staff Mobility: 13 Graduate Teaching Assistants Placed


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has facilitated placement of 13 staff members from member universities through an innovative program called Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA). So far 6 member universities are among the first pilot host universities for the GTA program. The host universities include Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR, Malawi), Stellenbosch University (South Africa), Makerere University … Read More Enhancing Staff Mobility: 13 Graduate Teaching Assistants Placed

The Graduate Institute Geneva: Now Open for 2016/2017 Applications


Deadline: 15th January, 2016 The Graduate Institute aims to support students with demonstrated financial need by providing financial assistance, which may take the form of a full cost-of-living scholarship, a partial scholarship and/or a tuition fee reduction. The Institute’s resources are not sufficient to meet the financial needs of all its students; therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to seek external financial support. Doctoral students … Read More The Graduate Institute Geneva: Now Open for 2016/2017 Applications

RUFORUM’s new crowd-funding campaign for postgraduates


Reproduced from the University World News | Written by  Waruru  09 October, 2015 Issue No:160 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, RUFORUM, has launched an ambitious crowd-funding campaign to raise money to train more postgraduate students over the next five years. The campaign, to be run through the forum’s web platforms and social media as well as specialised fund-raising events, hopes … Read More RUFORUM’s new crowd-funding campaign for postgraduates

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