Category: Press Releases

Press Release: RUFORUM awards 19 Post-Doctoral Fellowships


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 85 Universities in 35 African Countries, is pleased to announce the recipients of the ‘Wajao’, a two year post-doctoral programme funded by Carnegie Cooperation of New York. Wajao targets former beneficiaries of regional doctoral training programmes who were funded by Carnegie through RUFORUM. The call for the fellowships attracted 34 applicants … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM awards 19 Post-Doctoral Fellowships

Press Release:Partnering to effectively strengthen whole value chains.


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (19 February, 2018) – Over 130 participants from 25 countries met to confirm partners and priorities at the launch meeting of the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes and Dryland Cereals (GLDC). Dr Peter Carberry, Director of GLDC, set the framework from the start, underlining that the Program’s approach is how it can add value to what is already being undertaken. … Read More Press Release:Partnering to effectively strengthen whole value chains.

Press Release: Announcing 32 RUFORUM Grant Recipients


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) periodically puts out calls for grants and scholarships and invites eligible members from our member universities including researchers and students, people in the academia and members of the public to apply, as a way of supporting research and development, and training a new generation of scientists for Africa. RUFORUM is grateful to all applicants … Read More Press Release: Announcing 32 RUFORUM Grant Recipients

Press Release: RUFORUM Network Universities Improve in ranking among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2017-2018


Each year, Webmometrics, the largest web academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions, does the global ranking twice, based on criteria such as the number of Citations, presence, visibility and Excellence. University ranking continues to remain the common means of informing the public about the relevance and value for investment in Education. In a bid to internationalise the programs in its member universities, while remaining … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM Network Universities Improve in ranking among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2017-2018

Press Release: RUFORUM announces a new Technical Committee


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to welcome and announce a new Technical Committee. The new committee was officially welcomed during the 12th Technical Committee meeting which took place at the RUFORUM Secretariat offices in Kampala, Uganda from 2nd to 3rd February 2018. At this meeting, Prof. Emmanuel Tanyimbu from the University of Buea, Cameroon was elected as … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM announces a new Technical Committee

Press Release: Six RUFORUM member Universities among top 17 ranked African Universities


With increasing pressure from university stakeholders and beneficiaries for universities to demonstrate value for money invested in Higher Education, universities are consistently striving to do their best to visibly show their relevance to the public. University ranking, though controversial, remains the common means of informing the public where they should get the ‘best’ education. To this end, RUFORUM strives to build capacity of its … Read More Press Release: Six RUFORUM member Universities among top 17 ranked African Universities

Press Release: 16 RUFORUM Funded students Conferred with Doctoral Degrees


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 85 universities in 35 African countries, is pleased to announce the conferment of Doctoral degrees to 16 of some of its funded students who were hosted by member universities across Africa. A total of 13 students were conferred with PhDs during the 68th Graduation Ceremony of Makerere University, Uganda under PhD … Read More Press Release: 16 RUFORUM Funded students Conferred with Doctoral Degrees

FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents


The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacities Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on the 26th October, 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding and committed to work together to strengthen  the capacities of RUFORUM member universities to better contribute to food and nutrition security, increase sustainability of agricultural and food systems, reduce rural poverty and achieve … Read More FAO and RUFORUM Sign a New Partnership to train the Next Generation of Agricultural Change Agents

Press Release: Announcing Recognition Award Winners 2017


During the just concluded RUFORUM 13th Annual General Meeting in Malawi this week, RUFORUM recognised individuals making a contribution in transforming their communities and institutions. A total of ten (10) awards were given during the official opening ceremony here in Lilongwe, Malawi. As a Network, RUFORUM periodically recognizes individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to development in the continent, and to their … Read More Press Release: Announcing Recognition Award Winners 2017

New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14


We thank all authors who submitted short and extended abstracts for the Fifth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference that was held 17-21 October 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.  We received close to 500 papers which were all subjected to peer review process. Following the reviews, we published in October 2016 the first batch of 130 papers in the RUFORUM Working … Read More New Publication: Part Two of the RUFORUM Working Document Series Vol. 14

RUFORUM to hold its 13th Annual General Meeting hosted by the Government of Malawi, 25th-27th October, Lilongwe, Malawi


Every year, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 66 universities in 26 African countries, holds an Annual General Meeting which offers an opportunity for its members, stakeholders, and partners to take stock on the performance, relevance, and sustainability of the RUFORUM network.  This year the RUFORUM 13th Annual General Meeting will be held 25th-27th October, at Bingu … Read More RUFORUM to hold its 13th Annual General Meeting hosted by the Government of Malawi, 25th-27th October, Lilongwe, Malawi

Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receives Delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture to discuss high level skills development in Africa


A delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) visited Liberia 14-16 June 2017. Facilitated by the Counsel General of Liberia to Uganda, Dr. Thelma Awori, the purpose of the visit was to meet with leaders of key research and tertiary education institutions in Liberia and to dialogue with key government ministries on building high level skills to support agricultural … Read More Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf receives Delegation from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture to discuss high level skills development in Africa

%d bloggers like this: