The Joint Doctoral School between Stellenbosch University (SUN)’s African Doctoral Academy (ADA) and Makerere University is now in its third year and seemingly, going from strength to strength. Organised by the Directorate of Research and Graduate Training (DRGT), this year’s School started on Monday 3rd July 2017 and concludes today 7th July 2017. The two themes being tackled this year are Postgraduate Supervision and Working With Literature; the former running from 3rd to 5th July and the latter from 6th to 7th July 2017.
Speaking at the launch of the Joint Doctoral School on Monday 3rd July 2017, The Director-DRGT, Prof. Mukadasi Buyinza commended the participants for taking time off their rigorous academic schedules to attend the workshop. “Participants at the Third Joint Doctoral School hail from Makerere, Busitema, Gulu, Kyambogo and Mbarara Universities” he said.
He welcomed the week’s facilitators Prof. Liezel Frick and Dr. Ruth Albertyn and thanked the African Doctoral Academy for collaborating with DRGT in the training of Faculty in research relevant courses. Prof. Frick is the Director of and an Associate Professor in the Centre for Higher and Adult Education at SUN while Dr. Albertyn is a Research Fellow and SUN’s Business School and Research Associate, Centre for Higher and Adult Education, SUN.
“I am hopeful that the courses will present an opportunity for participants to network and exchange ideas and knowledge concerning research education” added Prof. Buyinza.
Prof. Liezel Frick and Dr. Ruth Albertyn on behalf of Stellenbosch University then presented Prof. Buyinza with a donation of relevant textbooks on doctoral supervision and working with literature. Professor Buyinza informed participants that these materials were to be accessed from the institutional repository, the Makerere University Library.
At the close of the Joint Doctoral School, participants in the two courses will each be awarded a certificate by Stellenbosch University.
Please see Downloads for an outline of the course content and short biographies of the course facilitators.
Veteran Professor changed Makerere and Higher Education
When Professor John Ssebuwufu ambled up to receive a certificate of recognition for his ‘exceptional’ contribution to higher education from the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) at Makerere University (MU), he was thinking of many things, such as rewarding staff, that he could have done differently to impact university education more.
But he did what he could have done, under the circumstances.
He presided over MU (in 1993) when student enrolment was 5,000 and left in 2004 when the population was surging to more than 15,000.
He emphasised the use of information communication technologies in almost all the institutions he had been involved in and sent many academic staff on exchanges to boost research and innovation. Now, more African universities engage in ground-breaking research.
So, he proceeded to accept his recognition and make his acceptance speech, which was mostly about gratitude.
Ssebuwufu, 74, who is currently the chancellor at Kyambogo University and the vice-chancellor of the University of Kisubi, is credited for his exemplary leadership and pragmatic methods that have shaped higher education in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program 2021/2022
The Japan Africa Dream Scholarship (JADS) Program is a capacity building project by the AfDB and Japan which was initiated in 2017 with the aim of providing two-year scholarship awards to highly achieving African graduate students to enable them to undergo post-graduate studies (i.e. a two-year Master’s degree program) in selected priority development areas on the continent and Japan. The overarching goal the AfDB and the Government of Japan seek to attain is to enhance skills and human resources development in Africa in under the Bank’s High 5s agenda (i.e. “Feed Africa”, “Light up Africa”, “Industrialize Africa”, “Integrate Africa” and “Improve the quality of life of the people of Africa”) and key Japanese development assistance initiatives. JADS core areas of study focus include energy, agriculture, health, environmental sustainability, and engineering. The program also seeks to promote inter-university collaboration and university-industry partnerships between Japan and Africa. Upon completion of their studies, the JADS scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills in the public and private sectors, and contribute to national and continental socio-economic development.
About the JADS program
The JADS Program is open to applicants from AfDB member countries with relevant professional experience and a history of supporting their countries’ development efforts who are applying to a graduate degree program in energy development and related discipline. The program does not provide scholarships to any other graduate degree program.
The scholarship program provides tuition, a monthly living stipend, round-trip airfare, health insurance, and travel allowance.
Upon completion of their studies, the beneficiary scholars are expected to return to their home countries to apply and disseminate their newly acquired knowledge and skills, and contribute to the promotion of sustainable development of their countries.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
The program is open to those who have gained admission to an approved Masters degree course at a Japanese partner university. Candidates should be 35 years old or younger; in good health; with a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in the energy area or related area; and have a superior academic record. Upon completion of their study programs, scholars are expected to return to their home country to contribute to its economic and social development.
- Applicant requests for information and application forms and procedures from the chosen JADS partner university. For any inquiries, please contact JADS@AFDB.ORG
- Applicant completes required documents and sends them to the university.
- University evaluates and selects applicants.
- University sends selected candidates to the AfDB.
- AfDB reviews submissions from universities, prepares and approves the final list.
- AfDB contacts selected awardees, and informs the universities.
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