Strengthening Doctoral Programs in Africa – 7 scholarships awarded


Phd Student under DAAD

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.

 

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