Category: Press Releases

[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.

[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

Top 20 Best Universities in AFRICA – US World News Ranking System (2021)


Those highlighted in yellow / bold are RUFORUM Member Universties 1. University of Cape Town, South Africa (Rank in the world=103) 2. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (Rank in the world=192) 3. University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (Rank in the world=321) 4. University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa (Rank in the world=332) 5.  University of Johannesburg, South Africa (Rank in the world=378)  6. Cairo University, … Read More Top 20 Best Universities in AFRICA – US World News Ranking System (2021)

[Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants


Kampala 30th, November 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 129 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the two year Graduate Research Grants  (GRGs) funded by the Governments of New Zealand and the Netherlands, in support of the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases (GRA; https://globalresearchalliance.org/). The grants are aimed … Read More [Press Release] RUFORUM awards eight Graduate Research Grants

[Press release] FAO and RUFORUM renew Memorandum of Understanding


Kampala 23 November 2020 The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), headquartered in Rome, on 24th October 2020, renewed the Memorandum of Understanding with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) for another three (3) years. FAO Deputy Director General, Elizabeth A. Bechdol, signed the partnership renewal letter on behalf of FAO, while RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice … Read More [Press release] FAO and RUFORUM renew Memorandum of Understanding

[Press release] RUFORUM announces the first sub-committee of Principals and Deans of the 129 Network member Universities


Kampala 14 October 2020 In line with the decision of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Board and the Annual General meeting decisions of 2019 that established a sub-committee of Principals and Deans, and following guidance of the RUFORUM Board Executive Committee meeting of 23 June 2020, RUFORUM is pleased to announce the constitution of the Principals and Deans Sub-Committee. … Read More [Press release] RUFORUM announces the first sub-committee of Principals and Deans of the 129 Network member Universities

[Press release]RUFORUM announces the 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Partnership with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco


Kampala 14th October 2020 The 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will be virtually hosted by RUFORUM Secretariat in Partnership with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, in Morocco (UM6P). The various activities of the AGM will be held starting October through to November 2020. It will be the first AGM to be hosted in North … Read More [Press release]RUFORUM announces the 16th Annual General Meeting hosted in Partnership with Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco

[Press release]The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) of the Government of the Republic of Uganda signs an MOU with RUFORUM


Kampala 7th October 2020 The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoST&I) of the Government of the Republic of Uganda has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) in Kampala. The objective of the Memorandum of Understanding is to enhance the deployment of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for poverty reduction, rural livelihood … Read More [Press release]The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MoSTI) of the Government of the Republic of Uganda signs an MOU with RUFORUM

[Press release] RUFORUM announces Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for 2020-2021 academic year


Kampala 06 October, 2020 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), is pleased to announce the beneficiaries of the fourth cohort of the Mastercard@RUFORUM (MCF@RUFORUM) scholarship recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. Since July 2016, RUFORUM, in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, Gulu University and Egerton University are implementing an eight year programme;  Transforming African Agricultural Universities to meaningfully contribute to Africa’s … Read More [Press release] RUFORUM announces Mastercard@RUFORUM scholarship recipients for 2020-2021 academic year

Eleven (11) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021


Kampala 11 September 2020 The Times Higher Education World University Rankings, published once a year, assesses institutions worldwide across 13 performance indicators in five areas: teaching (30%), research (30%), citations (30%), international outlook (7.5%) and industry income (2.5%). This year more than 1 500 institutions were ranked in the 2021 Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, across 93 countries and regions with a … Read More Eleven (11) RUFORUM Network Member Universities ranked among top Universities in Africa by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021

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