Tag: EARTH University

Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation


It could very well be that the first half of the 21st century will be remembered as the period when Africa came into its own. These five decades could be a period of steady economic growth and one is which the rapid increase of the working age population actually pays the long promised demographic dividend.  Whether this dream is realized will of course depend … Read More Higher Education for Agricultural Transformation

Adapting the EARTH University Model in Africa


I write this article as a young African woman with a passion for her continent and a hunger for innovation. As I attended one of the pre-events of the 13th RUFORUM Annual General Meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi, I happened to sit in one of the side events in which the Provost for EARTH University, Dr Daniel Sherrard shared the vision of EARTH University with … Read More Adapting the EARTH University Model in Africa

Creating change agents through student-community engagement


Increasingly universities are under pressure to provide evidence of their contribution to society. This requires them to develop new models of engaging at various levels. In doing so, universities have to transition from merely teaching and research to include direct relations with society. University outreach has evolved and taken various forms to make university knowledge and expertise available to end users. While some universities … Read More Creating change agents through student-community engagement

Announcing opening of application window – EARTH UNIVERSITY


EARTH is an international university dedicated to training leaders for sustainable agriculture and rational use of natural resources.  EARTH university program emphasizes a systems approach to agriculture and natural resource management and we focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and spirit in our graduates as well as a strong environmental and social commitment. For more information please visit: http://www.earth.ac.cr The application window for year 2016 … Read More Announcing opening of application window – EARTH UNIVERSITY

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