Category: Press Releases

Moi University Principal to lead University Research in Kenya


Moi University researcher Prof. Fabian Omoding Esamai has been appointed to lead University Research Chairs (URC) programme in Kenya. Prof Esamai, who is also the Principal of the College of Health Sciences, emerged the best in a competitive selection process conducted by the National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI). NACOSTI advertised for the position twice owing to a low number of quality … Read More Moi University Principal to lead University Research in Kenya

IFAMA names Johan Van Rooyen as new President-Elect


IFAMA is pleased to announce that Johan van Rooyen, Director, Standard Bank Centre for Agribusiness Leadership & Mentorship Development at Stellenbosch University in South Africa has been selected to serve as the next IFAMA President; a term beginning in June 2015-2017. “I’m honored to be selected for this appointment,” said Van Rooyen “Globally, the ag sector faces some awesome challenges ahead and I believe … Read More IFAMA names Johan Van Rooyen as new President-Elect

University of Pretoria partners with the Australian Institute of Building


University of Pretoria (UP) is a Research-Intensive University that joined the RUFORUM Network in 2014 as a full member. The University fosters a holistic approach to education with academic activities that are enriched by community engagement and collaboration with other institutions, government and industry. The University of Pretoria recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) with the … Read More University of Pretoria partners with the Australian Institute of Building

Press Release: European Union pledges support for academic mobility programmes


The European Union recognizes knowledge and innovations as key ingredients for economic and social development. At a recent visibility event held at Makerere University in Uganda, Mr. Theo Hoorntje, Head of Cooperation at the European Union delegation to Uganda, pledged support to higher education through academic mobility between countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific regions including exchange programmes with academic institutions in … Read More Press Release: European Union pledges support for academic mobility programmes

Landmark move West: RUFORUM becomes continental organisation


At a prominent meeting of African Union (AU) officials and higher education actors from across the continent, held at the Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, between 23-24 November, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) announced a landmark operational move to Western Africa. As part of a consultation exercise with Deans and Principals of African … Read More Landmark move West: RUFORUM becomes continental organisation

Malawian president champions African agriculture


At a recent meeting at State House, Lilongwe, His Excellency Peter Arthur Mutharika, President of the Republic of Malawi pledged to champion the cause of agriculture and education across the continent. The meeting with the president, who was sworn into office earlier this year and is a former Minister for Education, Science and Technology, formed part of RUFORUM’s strategy of mobilizing high-level policy support … Read More Malawian president champions African agriculture

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