PhD Training Opportunities in Oil Field Chemicals Research, Petroleum and Environmental Studies at University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 66 universities operating in 26 African countries across the African continent is working in partnership with its member universities to support rebuilding of university staff capacity in order to meet the escalating demand for qualified staff to teach and conduct quality research at member universities in Africa. Accordingly, RUFORUM is pleased to announce available 15 Graduate Teaching Assistantship opportunities for 2017/2018 Academic year at the University of Port Harcourt, a RUFORUM Member University since 2014.

Particularly for this call, RUFORUM is working with the University of Port Harcourt in Nigeria to increase access to targeted quality PhD programs offered under the Center of Excellence for Oil Field Chemicals Research (CEFOR) hosted by the University. Academic staff from RUFORUM member universities are invited to apply. Women are especially encouraged to participate in the Program. Applications should be submitted by 30th June 2017. Click here for more details


The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is a consortium of 66 universities in 26 countries in Africa whose mission is to strengthen the capacities of universities to foster innovations responsive to demands of small-holder farmers and value chains through the training of high quality researchers, the output of impact oriented research and the maintenance of collaborative working relations among researchers, farmers, national agricultural research institutions and governments. RUFORUM envisions African universities fully integrated and contributing to national development goals. RUFORUM’s work contributes directly to the Comprehensive African Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) and the Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA, 2024) of the African Union that highlight the importance of agriculture and STI as a means of stimulating economic development and eradicating poverty on the continent. They also emphasize the need for and importance of high level capacity, particularly postgraduate level training and research including the escalation of PhD training in Africa to which RUFORUM responds.

RUFORUM is seeking for a well-qualified and motivated candidate to fill the position of Manager, Information & Technology (IT) at its Secretariat based at Makerere University Main Campus, Kampala, Uganda. Candidates from outside Uganda are especially encouraged to apply. Click here for more details.

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