Tag: African Universities

RUFORUM supports member universities to mobilise 4.2 Million Euro to train 106 Postgraduate students in Africa


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) through the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme has raised Euro 4,198,375 to support training of 106 postgraduate students in 11 African universities. The resources mobilized will support the training of 71 Masters and 35 PhD students. It will also facilitate the movement of 20 academic and administrative staff from 17 African countries in the period … Read More RUFORUM supports member universities to mobilise 4.2 Million Euro to train 106 Postgraduate students in Africa

Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce winners of the 2017 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. Since 2011, RUFORUM has been in collaboration with the German Academic Exchange Services (DAAD) to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by RUFORUM member universities in the East African Region. The collaboration offers opportunities for university staff and African scientists … Read More Strengthening capacity for teaching and research through African Universities – RUFORUM/DAAD award 9 scholarships

RUFORUM and FAO to implement an e-learning hub for African universities


The Regional Universities Forum for capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is working jointly with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) to implement an e-learning hub intended to facilitate access to e-learning resources on food, agriculture and sustainable development. This undertaking will enhance access to the online resources by students, staff and researchers at African universities. To facilitate dissemination among African universities, the e-learning resources … Read More RUFORUM and FAO to implement an e-learning hub for African universities

AFRICA ON THE MOVE: The role of universities in transforming Africa’s agricultural sector


By Charles Owuor, RUFORUM According to Brookings foresight for Africa’s agriculture, food production in Sub-Saharan Africa needs to increase by 60% in the next 15 years to adequately meet the future demands of the continent’s skyrocketing population. To achieve this feat, there is growing consensus that investments should be made in strategic sectoral areas to create synergy and cause major technological breakthroughs and transformation … Read More AFRICA ON THE MOVE: The role of universities in transforming Africa’s agricultural sector

Building the Africa we want: Connect with us by sharing your story


RUFORUM is pleased to launch the Online Impact Platform which showcases your stories of Impact from the Continent. Join us by sharing your Impact stories by submitting them at http://ruforum.org/impact/

Timely completion of graduate studies at African universities: Eduardo Mondlane University on track


In November 2016, Eduardo Mondlane University in Mozambique (UEM), a member of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and part of the consortium implementing the Inter-University Cooperation to Train Crop Scientists for African Agriculture (CSAA) Project funded through the European Union Intra-ACP Academic Mobility Programme, reached a remarkable milestone by graduating nine students with a Master’s Degree in Crop Protection … Read More Timely completion of graduate studies at African universities: Eduardo Mondlane University on track

Partnership to transform agricultural education


By Munyaradzi Makoni, University World News A ground-breaking partnership between the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) and The MasterCard Foundation is aiming to strengthen efforts to revamp the agriculture curriculum across Africa. It is seeking to transform agriculture into a vibrant sector linked to African universities that can produce high-performing graduates and high-quality research. The eight-year programme backed with US$27.1 … Read More Partnership to transform agricultural education

The future of university funding and the Private Sector


The factors needed for increased innovation at university level were discussed on Wednesday as the 5th African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference 2016 entered its second day. Acknowledging the importance of attracting private sector support, the day kicked off with a session titled Linking Universities with Private Sector for agri-business innovations. Although the benefits – funding and outcome-based research – were obvious, … Read More The future of university funding and the Private Sector

African universities need bankable ideas


African universities face huge, intersecting challenges. As a result, they are struggling to adapt. Firstly, enrolments are rising without universities increasing their capacities to deliver quality education aligned to the continent’s needs. Secondly, raising revenue through fees clearly isn’t the answer to funding shortfalls: the policy of co-financing education through tuition fees has failed to yield enough money over the years. Instead, private universities … Read More African universities need bankable ideas

First Announcement: Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016


Dates: 17 – 21 October 2016 | Venue: Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa It gives us great pleasure as the Organising Committee, to invite you to the FIFTH RUFORUM BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2016 also known as the ‘African Higher Education Week’ to take place 17 – 21 October 2016 at the Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town, South Africa under the Theme … Read More First Announcement: Fifth RUFORUM Biennial Conference, 2016

Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe


Deadline for applications: 29 April 2016 The Research and Innovation Network for Europe and Africa (RINEA) is a project funded under Horizon 2020 with the aim to enhance STI cooperation between EU and African countries through the support to bi-regional policy dialogue and the strengthening of synergies between research and business communities from the two regions. For more information about the project please visit … Read More Mobility grants scheme: Networking opportunities for African stakeholders in brokerage events in Europe

Universities recognised as important stakeholders in enhancing the impact of Agricultural research for Development – RUFORUM at the GCARD3 Conference


The third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), jointly organised by the Global Forum on Agriculture Research (GFAR) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) under the theme “No One Left Behind: Agri–food Innovation and Research for a Sustainable World” was attended by over 400 participants representing academia, government, civil society, research and the private sector. The four day Conference … Read More Universities recognised as important stakeholders in enhancing the impact of Agricultural research for Development – RUFORUM at the GCARD3 Conference

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