Tag: Higher Education

[Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News New partnership puts university teaching in the spotlight (Africa) African universities need a systematic change in teaching and learning approaches to help lecturers deal with growing student numbers and inadequate facilities, and to produce graduates who can make meaningful contributions in today’s knowledge-based economies. This message was a key driver of discussions at a pedagogical leadership training session aimed at lecturers … Read More [Issue 23] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa


Daily Nation Our African Universities are up in arms, and we are at sea (Kenya) Kenya’s universities are in upheaval. Students and lecturers have been in full protest mode in recent months. They are not alone. Across the western border in Uganda, it’s the same story. And they have been at it longer in South Africa. In Ethiopia, not too long ago, they were … Read More [Issue 13 and 14] Media Monitoring.Extract for Higher Education news in Africa

Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board


Kampala, Uganda (15,May 2018) – The first five year (2018-2022) Operational Plan of the RUFORUM Vision 2030 Strategy (The African Universities’ Agenda for Agricultural Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation – AHESTI) has been approved.  The approval took place during the 14th Executive Board Meeting at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 12th May 2018 and was chaired … Read More Press Release: RUFORUM Vision 2030 first Five year Operational Plan approved by the Board

Press Release: Dr Uwituze Solange appointed to the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)


The RUFORUM Secretariat is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Uwituze Solange, the Manager of Partnerships and Business Management (PBM) unit at RUFORUM Secretariat as the Deputy Director General, in charge of animal resources research and technology transfer of the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB) by the Rwanda Cabinet meeting held on 27th April of 2018 Dr Uwituze Solange has … Read More Press Release: Dr Uwituze Solange appointed to the Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)

Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake


The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems (ACALISE) is a regional center of excellence that is funded by the World Bank through the Government of Uganda. The main objective of ACALISE is to streamline the production of high level, well-motivated and ethically conscious critical mass of Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems experts. The center which is hosted at Uganda Martyrs University collaborates quality postgraduate … Read More Scholarship: The African Center for Agro-Ecology and Livelihood Systems 2018/2019 Intake

[Issue 12]Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa


University World News PhD training – Why African government funding is needed (Africa) While international donor funding for PhD training programmes in Africa helps to accelerate progress and achieve results more quickly, financial contributions to such programmes by African governments are critical and have a range of long-term benefits, higher education experts suggest. Aminata Sall Diallo, a professor of physiology at Cheikh Anta Diop … Read More [Issue 12]Media Monitoring. Extract for Higher Education news in Africa

[Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News US$5 million allocated for university technology hubs (Zimbabwe) The Zimbabwe government has set aside more than US$5 million to put in place technology hubs at six state-run universities in a move that it hopes will spearhead the country’s industrialisation and modernisation. Zimbabwe’s Minister of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Amon Murwira said the first university hub is … Read More [Issue 9] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality


By Rebecca Mwima I am Rebecca Mwima[1] a graduate from Makerere University. I have 4 years work experiences in administration which I gained from Regional University Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) where formerly I worked as an Administrative Assistant. Through one of RUFORUM engagements with stakeholders, I got an opportunity to participate in a tour to the aquaculture research centre of Lilongwe … Read More Inspiration from Malawi Aquaculture Research: My Passion for Fish Brought to Reality

[Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


University World News Do we provide the right support for migrant academics? (Global) Academics move from one country to another for myriad professional reasons, including the pursuit of a more prestigious academic position or the furtherance of research opportunities. Migrant academics rarely make such international moves for better teaching or pedagogic opportunities. Yet most migrant academics are expected to teach in their new environments, … Read More [Issue 8] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

[Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa


Morocco World News Morocco, EU Sign Partnership to Bolster Research and Innovation in Mediterranean (Morocco) Morocco and the European Union (EU) signed a cooperation agreement setting out the conditions for Morocco’s collaboration in the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) on Tuesday, in Brussels. The partnership was signed at the headquarters of the Council of the European Union by Morocco’s … Read More [Issue 7] Media Monitoring: Extract of Press News on Higher Education in Africa

RUFORUM Secretariat hosts a Pre-EU Intra Africa Mobility Project Implementation Workshop for three projects awarded to member universities


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) Secretariat organized a pre-project inception meeting for three universities recently awarded projects by the Intra Africa Mobility Scheme funded through the European Union (EU). RUFORUM has been proactively providing technical backstopping to its member universities to mobilize resources for enhanced training and research in Africa. As part of its services and value addition to … Read More RUFORUM Secretariat hosts a Pre-EU Intra Africa Mobility Project Implementation Workshop for three projects awarded to member universities

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

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