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The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture 2018-11-08T12:24:41Z
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Twenty RUFORUM Network Universities among top 100 ranked African Universities in 2015-2016

Wed, 20/01/2016 - 16:05
The Ranking Web or Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. Webometrics does the global ranking twice a year according to the number of times a new article appears on the Internet about research done at the institution. This is considered an indicator of the impact and prestige of the university and […] 0

Job Opportunity: Director, Afromontane Research Unit (Contract appointment: 5 years)

Tue, 19/01/2016 - 16:42
Closing date: 22 January 2016. Directorate of Research Development Director: Afromontane Research Unit (Contract appointment: 5 years) QwaQwa Campus Job ID: 1418 Director/ Direkteur: Salary/Salaris: R 539 148,00 – R 649 041,00 Total rem. package/ Totale verg. pakket: R 730 203,68 – R 868 528.26 Duties and responsibilities: Establish the Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) as a […] 0

Government partners with University to rehabilitate arid land in Kenya

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 12:22
The Homa Bay government has partnered with Egerton University to rehabilitate arid land in the county. Sisal, acacia, grass and livestock will be grown commercially on the land. The products will generate up to Sh300 million for the county annually and create jobs for residents. The project is part of the university’s mission to rehabilitate […] 0

University Launches Multi-Purpose Farming Vehicle

Tue, 05/01/2016 - 09:14
By Moses Talemwa Skeptics of Makerere University’s innovation drive are in for a new shock. Last Friday’s formal launch of MV Mulimif the multi-purpose vehicle, already has many wondering when the first one will be available for purchase. MOSES TALEMWA met the team behind MV Mulimi. Last week, a group of farmers from Nakaseke arrived […] 0

Highlights from Makerere University engagement with RUFORUM in 2015

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 15:56
This report is a representation of the major activities and achievements in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Science (CAES) covering the academic year 2014/2015. The report covers the strategic areas as outlined in the University strategic areas and events within the prescribed period. It covers the academic profiles including student enrollment and registration, student […] 0

Ewel Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 10:06
Call for Applications. Due: January 25, 2016 The International Center at the University of Florida is pleased to invite applications for the John J. and Katherine C. Ewel Fellowship Program in Ecology and Environmental Science in the Tropics and Subtropics. This program will enable a recent doctorate recipient to study ecology and environmental sciences at […] 0

New Publication: Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 16:12
The geography and power of knowledge under changing conditions. This book uses ‘geography of scientific knowledge’ as an analytical framework for exploring the current and future development of knowledge production in Africa. It analyses how scientific knowledge is negotiated and contested in parallel to societal changes in general and capacity building in particular, and thus […] 0

Call for Expressions of Interest: BioFISA II Programme Seed Projects

Thu, 17/12/2015 - 15:56
Southern Africa Network for Biosciences BioFISA II Programme Seed Projects Call for Expressions of Interest 25 November 2015  Call ID: V6LFISA/2015/SFG001 Deadline for Submission: 1 February 2016 Deadline for short listing applicants: 19 February 2016 The Southern Africa Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD Agency Flagship for collaborative research, development and an innovation platform […] 0

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM:Technical Assistant Planning Monitoring and Evaluation

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 08:13
Deadline: 25 January, 2016 Job Summary: RUFORUM which is a regional universities’ network working in 22 African Countries and with 55 Universities, seeks to strengthen the functional capacity of its Monitoring and Evaluation Unit to meet the service demands of the Secretariat, Member Universities and stakeholders and therefore, wishes to recruit a Planning Monitoring and […] 0

Job Opportunities at RUFORUM: Technical Assistant, Communication

Wed, 16/12/2015 - 08:06
Deadline: 25 January, 2016 Job summary The position of Technical Assistant -Communication is intended to strengthen the strategic role of RUFORUM Communications, Visibility and Brand to support RUFORUM’s mandate. RUFORUM continues to strengthen its brand, communication products, channels and coverage in the area of Higher Agricultural Education in Africa. RUFORUM’s increased role as a voice […] 0

Call for Application: Master’s Degree Programmes at University of Rwanda

Fri, 11/12/2015 - 18:19
Application Deadline: 31 December, 2015 The College of Agriculture, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (CAVM), University of Rwanda in collaboration with Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), is pleased to inform all interested and eligible candidates to apply for the following two year Master’s programmes: MSc in Agricultural Engineering with specialization in Soil & Water […] 0

RUFORUM recognised for its exemplary leadership and role in promoting Networking and collaboration in Higher Education, Research and S&T across Africa

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 15:03
On the 9th December, 2015 during the Science Forum South Africa (SFSA), RUFORUM was awarded with the SFSA Science Diplomacy Award in the category recognizing “an international science partnership which has made an outstanding contribution to advancing African regional cooperation, integration and development .” RUFORUM was recognised for it’s work in supporting postgraduate training and […] 0

New Program: Masters in Food and Nutrition Security starting in 2016

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 17:02
A new cross faculty interdisciplinary MSc, starting in 2016 Departments of Food Science, Agricultural Economics and Human Nutrition Stellenbosch University Why do MSc Food and Nutrition Security? Food and Nutrition Security studies are complex and multidisciplinary by nature, with human livelihoods at the core. The MSc (Food and Nutrition Security), taking a broader, more comprehensive […] 0

PhD Student Opportunity in Agricultural Sciences, crop production

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 14:50
Deadline: 04 January, 2016 Cropping systems diversification for multiple ecosystem services and sustainable development Future agricultural systems must ensure the ability to deliver ecosystem services and use ecological principles such as diversity, facilitation and competition in the design of sustainable and multifunctional cropping systems. Eco-functional intensification of production systems is a means of enhancing food, […] 0

Apply now: CAS-TWAS President’s PhD Fellowship Programme

Fri, 04/12/2015 - 12:47
Deadline: 31 March 2016 Under an agreement between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and TWAS, up to 200 students/scholars from all over the world, including 60 from developed countries, will be sponsored to travel to China for PhD studies for up to four years. This CAS-TWAS President’s Fellowship Programme provides students/scholars that are non-Chinese […] 0

Higher Education in Africa Continues to gain Momentum

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:26
His Excellency Hon. William Samoei Ruto, the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya has confirmed willingness of the Government of Kenya to Champion Higher Education, Science and Technology led development in Africa. In his remarks during a meeting with RUFORUM Vice Chancellors yesterday morning in Nairobi, Kenya, His Excellency Hon. William Ruto said “Kenya […] 0

Apply Now: Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:58
Next application deadline: 09:00 UK time (GMT) on 21 December 2015. The Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme (RIFS) supports scientists from developing countries to train at Rothamsted Research for 6-12 months on a research project they develop jointly with a Project Leader at Rothamsted. How to apply Candidates need to make sure that their project idea is […] 0

Vacancy: Chief Executive Officer at the National Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI)

Tue, 01/12/2015 - 11:41
Deadline Extension: Wednesday 9th December 2015. Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualifieded persons to fill the position of Chief Executive Officer of NARDI based in Botswana. Women candidates are encouraged to apply. The National Agricultural Research and Development Institute (NARDI) is a company limited by guarantee established in terms of the Companies Act […] 0

Open Call for Mobility Grants under the BIOFISA II Programme

Thu, 26/11/2015 - 14:39
This call is open until December 2018. Date of issue: 18 November 2015 Call ID: V6LFISA/2015/MFG001 Programme Description The Southern African Network for Biosciences (SANBio) is a NEPAD Agency Flagship for collaborative research and development, and an innovation platform aimed to address Southern Africa’s challenges in health and nutrition. It is one of the five […] 0

Doctoral Research addressing locally relevant problems in Africa

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 08:17
In its efforts of transforming the African agricultural universities into world class training institutions, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM)’s approach to graduate research grants encourages better university recognition of grass root demands. The approach further encourages students to find solutions and innovations that work best for the smallholder farmers using […] 0