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Horizon 2020: new opportunities for EU-funded collaborative research between Africa and Europe

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 18:04
Press Release Addis Ababa, October 13 2015 – On 14 October 2015, the European Commission will publish the next Horizon 2020 calls for proposals for the years 2016 and 2017 for a total budget of €16 billion. One of the key features of the Horizon 2020 programme is that it is “Open to the world” […] 0

Dialogue on STISA 2024: African Ministers meet in Malawi

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 15:49
Written by Patricia Nkhoma (Communications and Social Media Reporter, LUANAR) Higher Education, Science and Technology Ministers and Senior Government met in Lilongwe Malawi from last month to discuss the recent approved Science, Technology, and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA 2024). Speaking during the opening of the first day of the meeting, Chief Director in the […] 0

Apply Now: Open call for academic writing residency at the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio Center

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 11:42
The Center’s residency program offers a superb opportunity for focused work in a serene environment that brings highly diverse cohorts of artists, academics, practitioners, and policymakers together for up to one month, fostering rich cross cultural and interdisciplinary exchange. Diversity of culture, thought and practice is a hallmark of the program that has for decades […] 0

How employable are African graduates in their countries?

Mon, 02/11/2015 - 07:52
By Tristan McCowan While young graduates in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa do all they can to make themselves employable, they still face significant hurdles in landing jobs. Tristan McCowan of the UCL Institute of Education summarises interim findings of a three-year research project Opens in a new tab or window. that aims to support the […] 0

The Graduate Institute Geneva: Now Open for 2016/2017 Applications

Wed, 28/10/2015 - 16:04
Deadline: 15th January, 2016 The Graduate Institute aims to support students with demonstrated financial need by providing financial assistance, which may take the form of a full cost-of-living scholarship, a partial scholarship and/or a tuition fee reduction. The Institute’s resources are not sufficient to meet the financial needs of all its students; therefore, applicants are […] 0

Mutharika challenges African universities: Commits to advance higher education through science and technology

Fri, 23/10/2015 - 06:59
Posted By Nyasa Times On October 22, 2015 (4:18 am) In Education, Featured President Peter Mutharika has reiterated his commitment to strengthening cooperation in higher education, science and technology, observing its high time universities started producing graduates with high level skills. The President was speaking when he opened a Ministerial Consultative meeting on the Strengthening […] 0

His Excellency Prof. Arthur Peter Mutharika calls for increased investment in Science, Technology and Innovations to drive Africa’s development Agenda

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 23:27
“Africa must improve its capacity to make use of Science and Technology to enhance food production and its own competitiveness in the global marketplace.” said His Excellency Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi during the official opening ceremony of the Ministerial Consultative Meeting on Strengthening Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa at […] 0

Building Capacity of Young Professional Social Media Reporters to support Higher Education in Africa

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 12:37
A FOCUS ON MALAWI As part of enhancing its institutional visibility and reach, RUFORUM embarked on training a pool of young Social Media Reporters at its member universities. To date, RUFORUM has trained 20 reporters in Mozambique, Sudan, Namibia and recently 17 Social Media Reporters in Malawi. For Malawi, specifically, the Social media training aimed […] 0

Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program Announces Call for Applications

Sun, 18/10/2015 - 07:00
Renewed Grant from Carnegie Corporation aims to support 140 new projects through 2017 NEW YORK, October 13, 2015—Universities in Africa and African-born academics in the United States and Canada can now apply for funding to take part in joint projects as part of the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP). Carnegie Corporation of New York […] 0

3rd Call for Applications of the DREAM Project is now open!

Sun, 18/10/2015 - 06:00
Deadline: 1 December, 2015 The DREAM Project (with financial support granted by the European Commission through the Erasmus Mundus Programme) grants scholarships to students from ACP countries and staff members to undertake a mobility period, or full degree, in some of the best universities in Europe. Scholarships are available for master and doctorate students and […] 0

RUFORUM’s new crowd-funding campaign for postgraduates

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 19:18
Reproduced from the University World News | Written by  Waruru  09 October, 2015 Issue No:160 The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture, RUFORUM, has launched an ambitious crowd-funding campaign to raise money to train more postgraduate students over the next five years. The campaign, to be run through the forum’s web platforms and […] 0

COMMUNIQUÉ: 12th African Crop Science Society to be held in South Africa

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 14:00
The Council of the African Crop Science Society (ACSS) regrets to inform that the 12th ACSS Conference which was previously slated for Abuja, Nigeria, from 12 – 15 October 2015, has been cancelled due to unforeseen challenges. The Council thanks the local organizing committee for their efforts towards the organization, support and fund raising for […] 0

Senior Government Leaders meet in Malawi’s Capital to strengthen cooperation in higher education, science, and technology

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 13:00
Higher Education, Science and Technology Ministers and Senior Government officials will meet in Lilongwe, Malawi 20-21 October, 2015 to deliberate on specific actions required to improve the status of higher education in Africa in line with the recent commitments on the Sustainable Development Goals, launched at the United Nations, last month. The two day Ministerial […] 0

The RUFORUM Graduate Research Grant (GRG): A Focus on Students from Uganda

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 11:00
Over the years, RUFORUM has championed transformative graduate research and training in agricultural sciences through supporting graduate research and training implemented under the Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS). One of the competitive grants that is routinely made available through Senior Faculty in member universities is the Graduate Research Grants (GRGs). The GRG supports the training of […] 0

Australia Awards in Africa: Applications Currently open

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 10:00
Deadline: 1 September – 30 November 2015 Australia Awards are prestigious international scholarships funded by the Australian Government. They promote development in Africa through a program of training opportunities for African professionals Scholarships: About Australia Awards Scholarships Australia Awards Scholarships are postgraduate scholarships that lead to an academic qualification from an Australian university. The objective […] 0

The RUFORUM Graduate Research Grant (GRG): A Focus on Students from Mozambique

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 08:00
Over the years, RUFORUM has championed transformative graduate research and training in agricultural sciences through supporting graduate research and training implemented under the Competitive Grants Scheme (CGS). One of the competitive grants that is routinely made available through Senior Faculty in member universities is the Graduate Research Grants (GRGs). The GRG supports the training of […] 0

Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA): 2nd Call for Applications

Fri, 16/10/2015 - 07:00
Deadline: October 30, 2015 The Corporation’s board of trustees approved a grant for the Carnegie Fund for Conference Attendance (CFCA), a competitive fund to support African beneficiaries of Corporation-supported postgraduate degree and postdoctoral programs to present papers at major international conferences.  Since 2008, the Corporation’s primary strategy in Africa has been to assist in the […] 0

Building on foundations – CTA-RUFORUM’s partnership

Wed, 14/10/2015 - 06:55
This article has been republished from the CTA Website at: http://www.cta.int/en/article/2015-10-09/building-on-foundations-cta-ruforumrs-partnership.html CTA congratulates the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) on the successful organisation of its side event at the 70th United Nations General Assembly to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in New York. This significant undertaking in RUFORUM’s 2015 calendar […] 0

Building the Capacity of the Next Generation of Scientists for Africa: RUFORUM’s Hand into the Future

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 15:00
Centre for Biotechnology and Bioinformatics University of Nairobi RUFORUM has had a history of lifting many scientists from a position of great need into one of hope. It is as though the future suddenly stretches before you and you feel capacitated to dream and take that next bold step forward. This is what exactly describes […] 0

Successful workshop on knowledge co-creation and research uptake for food security held

Tue, 13/10/2015 - 12:00
Co-creation, stakeholder engagement and commercialization of knowledge were the central themes at the three-day-workshop on Food and Business Research in Uganda. About 40 project representatives and 25 external stakeholders actively engaged to enhance the uptake of research with a strong focus on SMEs. NWO-WOTRO and the F&BKP Office, together with PAEPARD, RUFORUM and AgriProFocus Uganda, […] 0

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