Strengthening Doctoral Programs in Africa – 7 scholarships awarded
Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce a list of successful applicants for 2015 DAAD/RUFORUM in-region and in-country scholarships. RUFORUM has been in a collaboration with DAAD to promote the regional doctoral training programmes offered by its member universities in the East African Region. The programme offers opportunities for university staff and African scientists to enhance their qualifications by enrolling in doctoral programmes based within Africa. This year’s in-region and in country awards follows other three successful programmes RUFORUM has entered with DAAD since 2011.
The details of successful students and beneficiary doctoral programmes for 2015 DAAD/ RUFORUM Awards are listed in Table 1 below. These students are expected to commerce their studies in September 2015 at the respective member universities. Overall, the scholarships cover costs associated with tuition fees, living allowances, research funds, travel and medical insurance
Table 1. List of Successful of applicants for in-region and in country scholarships
|No||Candidate Name||Nationality||Regional Doctoral Programme||Type of Scholarship|
|1||Sulaimani Ndaula||Uganda||PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University, Uganda||In- Country|
|2||Never Zekeya||Tanzania||PhD Life Sciences – Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology||In- Country|
|3||Fentaw Abate||Ethiopia||PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Makerere University, Uganda||In- Region|
|4||Brian Martin Babigumira||Uganda||PhD Life Sciences – Nelson Mandela Africa Institute of Science and Technology||In- Region|
|5||Willy Turyahikaya||Uganda||PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University, Uganda||In- Country|
|6||Charles Liri||Uganda||PhD Plant Breeding and Biotechnology, Makerere University, Uganda||In- Country|
|7||Dorcas Loga||Uganda||PhD Agricultural and Rural Innovation – Makerere University, Uganda||In- Country|
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) is a publicly funded, self-governing organization of the institutions of higher education in Germany, promotes international academic exchange as well as educational co-operations with developing countries through a variety of funding and scholarship programmes.