RAENG EXPANDS ENGINEERING GRANTS FOR AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

 
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June 7, 2018
 
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The United Kingdom (UK)'s Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a call for additional hub institutions in sub-Saharan Africa through its Higher Education Partnerships in Sub-Saharan Africa (HEPSSA) programme.
 
 
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Tanzania’s University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) has earmarked Tsh700 million –an equivalent of $306,000 – to support research more than 100 researchers implement their research projects in the current financial year.
 
 
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Cats and Dog research
 
A lecturer from the University of Nairobi (UON), Kenya, Willy Mwangi, and his University of Ibadan (UI), Nigeria counterpart, Adekunle Bamidele Ayinmode, have won grants for dogs and cats research on molecular epidemiology in pets in Nairobi.
 
 
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The scholarships are offered in partnership with the Special Programme for Research Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) hosted at the World Health Organisation (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland.
 
 
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Morocco and Egypt
 
The Republic of Macedonia has selected Morocco and Egypt as the only African countries eligible for its full undergraduate scholarships, for the 2018-19 academic session, at the University of Information Science and Technology in Ohrid.
 
 
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Dr Hamilton Mphidi, a research manager from the Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa, has warned African universities to brace for the fourth Industrial Revolution or risk producing graduates who will struggle to adapt in the future. 
 
 
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The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) is inviting applications from developing countries for a fully funded six-week training programme scheduled for between October and December in India.
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The LUISS School of Government (LUISS SoG) in Italy is offering two Masters in International Public Affairs scholarships for female candidates of Egyptian origin.
 
 
Tanzania’s Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) has launched a digital surveillance app to empower community reports on infectious diseases that are likely to be found in the country.
 
 
The Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) is offering Masters’ Scholarships for researchers to benefit from expertise provided by select universities in South Africa.​
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Prof. Kwesi Yankah, Ghana’s Minister of Higher Education, has affirmed his country’s commitment to expanding higher institutions’ access to digitalisation and the development of open resources.
 
 
Four engineering innovators have been chosen as finalists for the prestigious 2018 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. The finalists – from Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda and Zimbabwe, with the latter working in South Africa – were announced on 29 May.
 
 
Uganda’s Makerere University has initiated a process of reviewing its graduate training guidelines and practices, with a view to improving it and producing more doctorate graduates in the future.
 
 
The African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) has announced its Women’s Leadership and Management Training Course to be hosted by the International Water Management Institute (IWM).
 
 
Kenya’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has appointed Technical University of Kenya (TUK) biochemist, Prof Dorington Okeyo Ogoyi, as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
 
 
The Sam Moyo African Institute for Agrarian Studies (SMAIAS) has announced the Small Research Grants (SSRG) programme to support projects with budgets of $2,500 for dissertation writing.
 
 
Grand Challenges Canada has selected 49 projects from 17 African countries among the 100 to receive $100,000 grants to develop and test innovations for addressing challenges in women's and children's health in low- and middle-income countries.
 
 
South Africa’s University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the MasterCard Foundation for a new scholarship to train African students in undergraduate or postgraduate studies starting in 2019.
 
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