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


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


 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 provide an opportunity for the Ambassador to learn more about RUFORUM activities in Africa in general and Uganda in particular. The meeting … 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


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 (fourth from left), 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

[Press release]Planning Meeting for the Second Afro-Arab Partnership Forum Held


Kampala 18th, February 2021: In 2019, the first Afro-Arab Partnership forum focusing on African higher education and agriculture was convened by the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in collaboration with Arab Organisation for Agricultural Development (AOAD), the Arab Bank for Economic Development (BADEA) and Uganda Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoST&I). This consultative forum was designed to provide a … Read More [Press release]Planning Meeting for the Second Afro-Arab Partnership Forum Held

Job Opportunity: Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer at RUFORUM Secretariat


About RUFORUM The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM);-  www.ruforum.org   based at Makerere University, Kampala, has a job opportunity for the position of Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer. The personnel shall report to the Executive Secretary. RUFORUM operation is guided by its Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI), which is … Read More Job Opportunity: Corporate Communication and Advocacy Officer at RUFORUM Secretariat

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