Addis Ababa University holds Students’ Commencement at Friendship Park

Addis Ababa University (AAU) graduated more than 6,000 graduate and undergraduate students of the 2020/21 academic year with the presence of government higher officials at Friendship Park on the 9th of October 2021. According to the information from AAU Registrar, 3,604 Undergraduate, 2,390 Master’s and 169 doctors of philosophy (PhD) students graduated from the University, of which 30.1 present are female. H.E. Sahle Work Zewde, President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, mentioned AAU on her speech to continue as a source of problem-solving researcher landmark and pursue its national…

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RUFORUM Pre-Call Announcement

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a network of 129universities in 38 African countries, with funding from Carnegie Cooperation of New York is pleased toannounce the following calls for proposals: Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) Research Grants: RU/2022/GTA/01RUFORUM is pleased to pre-announce the availability of 40 Doctoral research grants under theGTA programme to support the research of the PhD candidates for two years. Please see the callfor proposals for more detailed information. The research supported through these grants shouldhave a participatory, action research approach, working closely with…

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Call for Manuscripts: African Journal of Rural Development

About the JournalThe African Journal of Rural Development (AFJRD) is an online open access scientific journal that publishes articles on a quarterly basis (March, June, September, December). It is a multi-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal with an ultimate purpose of sharing and increasing the depth of knowledge on aspects of sustainable rural development. The Journal welcomes submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of domain significance and scientific excellence. All articles published in AFJRD will be peer reviewed. AFJRD is an open access journalOne key request to researchers across the world is…

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Cancel culture: ‘fish out of water’ academics feel it most

While right-leaning scholars are most likely to feel silenced in the West, in the developing world, left-wingers are more likely to self-censor Culled from Times Higher Education Anna McKieTwitter: @annamckie Source: iStock Right-wing academics are most likely to feel that they are victims of “cancel culture” in Western universities – but in the developing world, scholars on the left are more likely to feel silenced. That’s according to Pippa Norris, Paul F. McGuire lecturer in comparative politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, who analysed global survey results and concluded that the…

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CS Mucheru Challenges Universities To Establish Business Hubs

By Anne Mwale/David Opingo/ Kenya News Agency ICT, Innovation and Youth Affairs Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru has called on both Public and Private Universities in the country to establish business incubation hubs to nurture entrepreneurial ideas among ordinary citizens. Mucheru has also challenged institutions of higher learning to shift focus on preparing graduates to take up roles in entrepreneurship rather than job seekers in an environment where graduates were finding it hard to secure jobs. He observed that while the few Universities in Kenya that had business incubation centres were…

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Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture with Funding from the The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has organized a virtual training under the theme: “Capacity Building on e-Learning Content Development” The training  is part of the RUFORUM Triennial Conference side events and it will run from the 18th – 22nd October, 2021 from 1100hrs -1500hrs East Africa Standard Time. This training is targeting experts in the following fields: Research Methods and Biometry, Plant Breeding, Biotechnology and Seeds Systems, Scientific Data Management, Web 2.0 and Digital Media…

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