Makerere University announces over 60 PhD training scholarships for the academic year beginning September 2014

Makerere University announces over 60 PhD training scholarships for the academic year beginning September 2014
The VC Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (L) and Executive Secretary-RUFORUM, Prof. Adipala Ekwamu tour an exhibiton on Soybean Varieties Research by a RUFORUM-sponsored Student on 30th April 2014, Makerere University.
The VC Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (L) and Executive Secretary-RUFORUM, Prof. Adipala Ekwamu tour an exhibiton on Soybean Varieties Research by a RUFORUM-sponsored Student on 30th April 2014, Makerere University.

PhD Training Opportunities/ scholarships:
Over the years, universities in Africa have sought opportunities to send their staff for post-graduate training abroad in a bid to strengthen research and training, at very high costs.

The loss of faculty for 4 to 5 years has negatively affected universities.

In order to meet the growing demand for Doctoral level scientists in Africa, the Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA) programme was initiated by RUFORUM Vice Chancellors to improve the quality of higher education at African Universities by increasing the proportion of academic staff with PhD qualifications, contributing to locally relevant research and reducing the time away from the home institution.

The initiative was officially launched by the African Union Commissioner for Human Resource, Science and Technology, H.E. Dr Martial De Paul Ikounga on 25th July 2014 at Maputo, Mozambique during the RUFORUM Fourth Biennial Conference.

The specific objectives of the GTA are to: 

  • Improve the quality of higher education and increase the pool of PhD-level trained academic staff in African universities;
  • Provide opportunities for the doctoral research to contribute more directly to African development     Strengthen inter- university collaboration in the field of higher education in Africa;
  • and     Promote staff mobility among RUFORUM member universities, and across Africa.

The RUFORUM Secretariat hosted by Makerere University announces the availability of over 60 PhD training opportunities/scholarships under the GTA for the academic year beginning September, 2014.

Potential applicants who are teaching staff at RUFORUM Member Universities are invited to submit applications to the RUFORUM Secretariat.

Click here to visit the RUFORUM site for more

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