Tag: African Universities

University Administration Support Program (UASP) Application


Due date:  April 8, 2016  University Administration Support Program (UASP) IREX is currently accepting applications for Fellowships in Research Management from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Ghana, Kenya, Moldova, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, and Ukraine. The deadline for applications is April 8, 2016. Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are provided via the link below. Please read the instructions carefully before submitting the completed application form and … Read More University Administration Support Program (UASP) Application

Join SciDev.Net twitter chat on African brain drain for African Universities Day


Date: Thursday 12th November, 2015 To celebrate African Universities Day, SciDev.Net will be on Twitter today (Thursday 12th November) for a chat about the big challenges facing African universities and students in the twenty-first century. The main focus will be the brain drain: Is the emigration of African students to universities around the world as great a threat as some people say? What about … Read More Join SciDev.Net twitter chat on African brain drain for African Universities Day

Upcoming Event: SLU Global Seminar – The case of RUFORUM


SLU Global Seminar: Can universities effectively support sustainable and inclusive development in Africa´s rural communities? Download flyer The case of RUFORUM. The seminar will be sent by video link in Alnarp. Please contact global@slu.se for more information about the venue. Speaker: Dr. Moses Osiru – Deputy Executive Secretary at the RUFORUM Secretariat Time: 2015-11-17 11:00 – 12:00 City:Uppsala Location:Updated venue; Room Ultuna in Ulls … Read More Upcoming Event: SLU Global Seminar – The case of RUFORUM

RUFORUM Expands Its Mandate to now 55 member Universities


At its meeting held today 29th August 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia, RUFORUM Annual General Meeting formally approved the expansion of its membership to West Africa, thus ratifying the admission of University of Abomey Calavi (Benin), University of Cape Coast (Ghana) and University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria) to its membership. The meeting further admitted seven Universities as full member universities of RUFORUM network, namely, University … Read More RUFORUM Expands Its Mandate to now 55 member Universities

Carnegie Corporation of New York awards RUFORUM a follow up grant


Carnegie Corporation of New York awards RUFORUM a follow up grant to train the next generation of scientists in African Universities Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has received a grant ($1,505,350) from Carnegie Cooperation of New York to support a project entitled Training the Next Generation of PhD Graduates in African Universities. This is a two year project (October, 2015 … Read More Carnegie Corporation of New York awards RUFORUM a follow up grant

New Publication: Linking Universities to Communities


How do we encourage universities and their academics to extend their scholarship to the benefit of marginalised communities, in research and teaching networks focused on innovation for inclusive development? The goal of harnessing science and technology to enhance the quality of life of all citizens by addressing poverty and inequality was initially framed in terms of a mission of Technology for Poverty Reduction, in … Read More New Publication: Linking Universities to Communities

African universities advised to team up on agriculture


By Inga Vesper [ADDIS ABABA] Universities across Africa must link up their agricultural research and teaching programmes to help modernise farming on the continent, a conference heard. Speakers told the UN’s third Financing for Development conference in Ethiopia this week that universities should align their agricultural science efforts and collaborate with each other to compete internationally. “We import a ridiculous amount of food, and … Read More African universities advised to team up on agriculture

60 African University Deans/Principals to Converge in Khartoum on Higher Education


African University Deans and Principals (60) of Agriculture and related faculties will come together 8-10 June, 2015 in Khartoum, Sudan for a three day retreat to discuss issues related to strengthening higher education, Science technology and innovation in Africa. A key issue to be discussed by the Academic heads will be how to enhance regional science partnerships to strengthen higher education. They will also … Read More 60 African University Deans/Principals to Converge in Khartoum on Higher Education

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