Mozambique

30 November 2022

Advances in the Health Sciences Noted

A total of 96 universities in 17 African countries have been ranked in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 by Subject that lists achievements in academic fields across 11 selected major subject areas. Read more

Challenges Embodied in SDGs Need Transdisciplinary Approach

The importance of the co-creation of knowledge involving African policy-makers, scientists and agricultural experts to transform African agricultural and food systems in the context of climate change, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Africa Agenda 2063 was emphasised during a round-table discussion on 14 November at COP27. Read more

Company Payroll Levy for Vocational Education Proposed

The Mozambique government has proposed that companies in the public and private sector should be obliged to contribute 1% of their payrolls to finance vocational education institutions in the country. Read more

‘There is So Such Thing as an African University’

The idea of universities in Africa as places for the pursuit of knowledge has been denigrated by influential voices promoting the view that they should rather operate as instruments to fix the continent’s maladies, says Patrício Langa, an associate professor of higher education at the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. Read more

Twenty (20) winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2022…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

 

31 October 2022

Catholic University Commemorates 30th Anniversary of the Peace Accords

The International Conference, organised by the Catholic University of Mozambique (UCM), occurred at UCM’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences in Quelimane, central Mozambique. Read more

Intra-Africa Mobility for Training Agribusiness and Food Systems Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA)… 

About TAFSA ProgramIntra-Africa Mobility to Train Agribusiness and Food System Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA) is funded by the European Union (EU). The program is run by 5 African Universities… Read more

Number of Ranked Universities in Africa Increases to 97

African universities have made dramatic progress in the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2023 as, for the first time, 97 universities from 17 countries, up from 71 last year, have been rated to be part of the best universities globally, with 10 of them in the top 500. Read more

Twenty (20) Winners of RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition…

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) is pleased to announce the 20 winners of the 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition. The competition attracted 136 applications from 16 countries in Africa… Read more

World University Rankings 2023: UI, UNILAG, Covenant Universities Make Africa’s Top 20 

The latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings has ranked three Universities in Nigeria among the first top 20 institutions in the African continent. In the latest rankings Published by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 25, African Universities made debut appearances in the growing list of entries… Read more

 

30 September 2022

Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence for Development Impact (ACE Impact) to Reward Quality, Applied Research and Innovation

SIRA recognizes and promotes excellent research and innovation which responds to Africa’s developmental challenges. Read more

Governance Systems Can aid Seamless Leadership Transitions

Moments of leadership transition reveal much about the governance systems and processes in an organization. The more robust the institutional arrangements are, the more seamless the transition. Read more

HE has Role in Unlocking Green Growth on the Continent

The advancement of green growth in Africa has implications for education and training as well as research and innovation, ranging from rethinking how to mainstream the green growth approach into the formal education system, to developing the required human resources. Read more 

Mining and Minerals have had Limited Educational Benefits

The story of mineral discoveries and mining in Africa being a social curse for the continent is likely to persist after researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank recently found no conclusive evidence of intergenerational mobility into higher education in most African countries and districts where extractions of mineral resources occur. Read more

 

31 August 2022

Macroalgae Project to Benefit Science and Communities

Marine farming in Mozambique and the country’s research capacity in the field of aquaculture are set to benefit from the work done by Dr Valera Dias, a senior lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University’s department of biological sciences in Maputo and one of the 44 handpicked beneficiaries of the African Research Initiative for Scientific Excellence (ARISE) programme. Read more

Millions to go Towards Six Agriculture Research Centres

The World Bank and the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) have signed a grant agreement of US$10 million as part of additional financing for the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence project (ACE II AF). Read more

RUFORUM Board Appoints a New Executive Secretary

Professor Theresia Nkuo-Akenji, RUFORUM Board Chair and Vice Chancellor University of Bamenda in Cameroon today announced the appointment of Dr. Patrick Okori as the next RUFORUM Executive Secretary effective 01 January 2023. Read more

 

30 June 2022

7th ACE Impact Regional Workshop Officially Opened…

Professor Mrs. Eléonore Yayi Ladekan, the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Benin officially opened the seventh regional workshop of the Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence Project (ACE Impact) at Palais des Congre in Cotonou Benin on the 14th June 2022. Read more

African Centres of Excellence Want to Secure Their Longevity

The World Bank-funded Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centres of Excellence (ACE II) have raised millions of dollars to guarantee their sustainability. Read more

Corrected Textbooks to Be Available Next Year

Correcting the mistakes detected in primary school textbooks in Mozambique should be concluded this year, so that the books will be available for use in the 2023 school year, according to a report in the Sunday paper “Domingo”. Read more

Final Day of the IOFs Sigh-Level Forum Culminated in the Almaty Declaration

Islamic Organization for Food security concluded two-day Food security Forum. The High-level Forum attracts ministers, decision-makers, opinion-leaders, leading scientific experts and participants of agro-industrial sectors to discuss a wide range of issues in nutrition and Food Safety correlation. Read more

Police, Military Central in State Assaults on Students

Of 28 profiled countries in Education Under Attack 2022, half are in Africa. The highest number of incidents on the continent were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mali. The study reports more than 5,000 attacks on education facilities, students and educators, or military incidents, globally in the past two years. Read more

Spain Plans to Recruit More Students from Sub-Saharan Africa

Spain has embarked on an ambitious plan to attract international students and highly skilled workers from Africa as part of its new strategy, Focus Africa 2023, which aims to establish stronger academic, economic and diplomatic ties with African countries, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa. Read more

Terror Groups Often Behind Attacks on Education Sector

Most governments in Africa have been unable to shield schools, universities, students, teachers and academics within their borders from attacks by terrorist organisations and other non-state armed groups, according to findings from the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA). Read more

 

31 May 2022

Global ‘Roadmap to 2030’ for Higher Education Announced

Daniel Nivagara, minister of science, technology and higher education, Mozambique, noted “the fact that higher education is a universal right: this is a challenge”. Read more

Intra-Africa Mobility for Training Agribusiness and Food Systems Scientists for African Agriculture (TAFSA) Scholarship Advertisement for Cohort 2

The goal of TAFSA project is to enhance synergetic cooperation amongst selected Agricultural Universities in Africa. Specifically, the project aims at supporting these African universities with research and training of skillful and competent professionals to contribute to the improvement of food systems, and agribusiness… Read more

Nyusi Challenges Universities to Strengthen Knowledge Production

Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has challenged the publicly owned Eduardo Mondlane and Lurio Universities (UEM and UNILurio) to strengthen their capacity to produce knowledge based on scientific research, in order to meet the current challenges faced by the country. Read more

Open University of Mauritius and the Nelson Mandela University of South Africa Collaborate on FishFORCE Project

A High-Level stakeholders’ meeting for the establishment of a Fisheries Law Enforcement Academy, was held, this morning at Le Meridien in Pointe aux Piments. The initiative is a joint collaboration of the Open University of Mauritius and the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) of South Africa. Read more

UNESCO to Hold Inception Workshop for the BuPuSa Project

It is expected that representatives from government, the private sector, disaster management institutes, water management institutes, academia, climate and meteorology, development partners, NGOs and community representatives will take part in this workshop. Read more

UNPRPD Hosts Focus Group Discussions to Inform Disability Audit Tool for Tracking and Documenting Stigma and Discrimination

As part of the first phase of the audit tool development, a focus group discussion with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) learners and instructors was held at Harare Polytechnic… Read more

 

31 March 2022

Evacuation of Africa’s Students from Ukraine Continues

While 17 African countries were among the 35 states that abstained from voting on a United Nations resolution on Wednesday 2 March demanding that Russia “immediately, completely and unconditionally withdraw all of its military forces from the territory of Ukraine”…Read more

Mamdani Talks About his Research Legacy and Work at Makerere

Professor Mahmood Mamdani was the executive director of the Makerere Institute of Social Research at Makerere University, Uganda, from 2010 to the end of February 2022. During this time, he has revamped the institution’s mission and established a robust PhD programme. Read more

Research Initiative to Tackle Food Security, Global Warming

In an effort to bolster cooperation between European and African countries as they face joint challenges in agriculture, food and the environment in a context of climate change, two French science bodies, in cooperation with 20 African universities and institutes along with three sub-regional organisations, have launched a research initiative… Read more

SADC Education for Sustainable Development Framework on the Horizon

The dialogue is one of UNESCO’s responses to the aspirations enunciated in the Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan (RISDP) 2020–2030 of SADC, that is to develop and implement programmes, in order to improve human capacities for socio-economic development… Read more

 

28 February 2022

‘Intense’ Cyclone Batsirai Set to Hit Madagascar

Dr Liz Stephens, climate research and resilience researcher at the University of Reading, said:”Tropical Cyclone Batsirai is a far more intense storm than Tropical Storm Ana, which itself led to enormous impacts across Madagascar, Mozambique and Malawi in late January. Read more

Namibia Teams Up with Mozambique on Diseases Project 

The National Commission on Science Research and Technology (NCSRT) is collaborating with Mozambique on a research project on how to apply indigenous knowledge to deal with three infectious diseases in Mozambique and Namibia. Read more

University Systems in 45 Countries have Barely Been Studied

Higher education in Africa has become a frequently researched topic from 2000 onwards, but the systems in 45 out of 54 countries on the continent have barely been studied and 20 countries lack internal higher education expertise. This is a matter of concern, states a new study. Read more

 

31 January 2022

Collaboration to Boost Research and Training in East Africa

Two higher education organisations in East Africa, the Inter-University Council of East Africa (IUCEA) and the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to formalise their collaboration in advancement of postgraduate training and research in East Africa. Read more

 

31 December 2021

Omicron: Academics Voice Their Dismay Over Travel Ban

African academics have expressed dismay at the move by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom and other countries to block flights from several African countries following the sequencing of a new, potentially more transmissible variant of COVID-19. Read more

Researchers Failing ‘Relevance Test’, Some HE Ministers Say

African ministers of education, science and technology faulted scientists for doing research that seemed to be producing knowledge for “the sake of it”, without clear benefits for the larger society and its national challenges. Read more

UNESCO Concludes Training of African Judicial Institutions on Freedom of Expression and Safety of Journalists

UNESCO in partnership with the African Court of Human and Peoples Rights conducted a 5-day Training of Trainers (ToT), organized between the 29 November  to 3 December 2021,… Read more

U.S. Government Boosts Youth Employability Skills and Builds Ties Between Universities and Private Sector 

The U.S. Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a higher education career development program in Maputo and Manica Provinces. Read more

 

30 November 2021

More PhD Scholarships in Applied Sciences to be Awarded

The African continent and its universities need more high-quality researchers and innovators not just male, but female scientists, too, said Dr Moses Osiru, manager of the regional coordination unit of the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF), … Read more

New Regulation Forces Universities to Oust Graduate Teachers

Higher education institutions in Mozambique are now under legal pressure to replace lecturers who only have bachelor degrees with those who have masters and PhD qualifications. Read more

 

31 October 2021

Almost One in Four Female African Entrepreneurs Have Innovated, According to a UNESCO Survey

At least half of the women entrepreneurs held at least a bachelor’s degree in nine of the ten countries studied. These findings contradict a misconception in Africa that women launch their own business for lack of education or other career options. Read more

Laureates from Brazil and Mozambique to Receive 2021 UNESCO Prize for Girls’…

Held as part of UNESCO’s celebration of International Day of the Girl 2021, the formal award ceremony will be followed by the launch of a new China-Africa collaborative project on ‘Promoting School Health Education for girls in Africa in the COVID era’, funded by Peking University … Read more

Limkokwing Hits Back at Critics 

The Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, which recently set up shop in Namibia, has attributed recent bad publicity on the institution as a smear campaign conducted by people with malicious intent to tarnish its reputation. Read more

Millions for Regional Programme in Oceanography

The Nelson Mandela University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province has a new programme on ecological connectivity and oceanography in the south-west Indian Ocean that is anchored on linking marine studies in Mozambique, Madagascar, the Seychelles, the Comoros and South Africa. Read more

 

30 September 2021

African Universities Hamstrung by Poor Campus Networks

An ambitious action plan has been proposed to connect African universities and other post-secondary education institutions on the continent to high-speed internet at a cost of US$52 billion, an expense that would also provide laptops to 15 million students and 500,000 teaching staff… Read more

Gender Inequality, Decline in Expenditure Hamper Enrolment

African universities are expected to help tackle challenges facing African society and realise the aspirations of the Africa Agenda 2063 and the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals 2030 in the current context of globalisation of higher education, … Read more

Journalism Schools Should Teach Peace Modules

The Sunday Mail Online Reporter Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa has urged institutions of higher learning to consider adopting peace studies as a module taught to journalism students. Read more

NUC Applauds Newly Appointed Secretary-General of African Universities 

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has expressed confidence in the ability of the newly appointed Secretary-General of the 54-year-old Association of African Universities (AAU), … Read more

 

31 August 2021

New AAU Leadership Wants to Increase its Membership

The Association of African Universities or AAU has appointed Professor Olusola Bandele Oyewole, the former vice-chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria, as its secretary general. He will take over from Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile, who has been at the helm for the past nine years. Read more

Oyewole Named Association of African Universities Secretary-General 

The outgoing president of the Association of African Universities (AAU) governing board, Prof. Antonio Orlando Quilambo, rector of Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique, has announced the appointment of Prof. Olusola Bandele Oyewole as the secretary-general for AAU,… Read more

31 July 2021

Manica Institutes Stop Teaching Due to Covid-19

Two higher education institutions in the central Mozambican province of Manica have temporarily stopped face-to-face classes because of the spread of the Covid-19 respiratory disease. Read more

 

31 May 2021

RUFORUM Hosts African Government Technical Experts

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) hosted a virtual dialogue for Africa Government Technical Experts towards the UN Food Systems Summit 2021 under the theme “Transforming food systems is crucial for delivering all the Sustainable Development Goals”. Read more

 

31 March 2021

Report Calls for Research Focus Beyond Biomedicine 

Enrolment in tertiary education in Mozambique may have multiplied more than seven times in the past 15 years, but it has not expanded postgraduate studies or promoted high-quality research and innovation, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Read more

 

28 February 2021

Mapping Research and Innovation in the Republic of Mozambique

The study was developed based on UNESCO’s GO-SPIN methodology, analyzing STI systems in different national contexts. Ten volumes of the GO-SPIN country profile series were published, providing key information on STI governing bodies, legal frameworks and policy instruments. Read more

Report Calls for Research Focus Beyond Biomedicine

Enrolment in tertiary education in Mozambique may have multiplied more than seven times in the past 15 years, but it has not expanded postgraduate studies or promoted high-quality research and innovation, according to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Read more

UNESCO to Launch Publication on Mapping Research and Innovation in Mozambique

The publication which is part of the UNESCO Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments (GO-SPIN) series on country profiles in Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policy, will be launched with the outstanding support of the Islamic Development Bank (BIsD) in partnership with UNESCO and Mozambique. Read more

 

31 December 2020

GPE Approves Record US$300 Million in Grants for the Central African Republic, Ethiopia and Mozambique

The grants will help strengthen the education sector in the three countries, including funding school construction and rehabilitation, textbook distribution, teacher training, learning assessments, school meals and improvements in management practices. Read more

Mitigating the Impact of Extreme Climate Change Events

The OR Tambo Africa Research Chairs Initiative announced its first 10 research chair holders on 27 October. Read more

UNESCO Addresses Societal Inequalities and Economic Impacts of COVID-19 in Nine Sub-Saharan African Cities

Moderated by Simona Bignami, Professor of Demography at the Université de Montréal, the webinar welcomed more than 100 participants from around the world. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the pandemic triggered severe economic and social contractions, magnifying the long-standing legacies of prejudice, injustice, and increasing inequalities of our societies. Read more

 

31 October 2020

Insurgency Disrupts Research, Endangers Lives in Region

The ongoing Islamist insurgency experienced in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique’s northernmost province, since 2017, which has already displaced more than 250,000 people and killed more than 1,500, is damaging the operations of the region’s higher education institutions, affecting students and staff. Read more

 

30 September 2020

World Bank $104m for Mozambique’s Skills Development Programmes

The World Bank board of directors approved a $104 million in support of skills development programmes for youths in Mozambique. Read more

 

30 June 2020

Universities Do What They Can to Keep Learning Ticking Over

The higher education sector of Mozambique has been thrown into disarray by the COVID-19 pandemic, with colleges and universities closed since 1 April when President Filipe Nyusi approved a state of emergency decree, imposing movement restrictions that have been extended to 30 June. Read more

 

29 February 2020

Reconfiguring Diaspora – From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Traditional understandings of the African academic diaspora in terms of loss or ‘brain drain’ do not sit well with Patrício Langa, a sociologist and associate professor of higher education who straddles two academic portfolios in two African countries – one at the Institute for Post-School Studies (IPSS) of the University of the Western Cape, South Africa, and another at Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique. Read more

 

30 June 2019

Immense Scope for Success: VC Meets Africa University Alumni in Mozambique

Africa University recently pursued its continental advancement strategy through active engagements of eight representatives of the Mozambique Alumni Chapter in Maputo on 21 June 2019. Read more

 

30 April 2019

Church Universities – A Growing Player in HE Accessibility

Although religious universities educate only about 15% of all higher education students in Mozambique, they make a significant contribution to a country with very low levels of access to tertiary studies. Read more

Universities Pick Up the Pieces in Wake of Cyclone Idai

University authorities in central Mozambique are reporting that at least 20,000 students are still unable to resume their education in the region, following serious damage caused to their institutions by Cyclone Idai, which devastated the country’s major northern port Beira over two days last month. Read more

 

28 February 2019

Mergers and splits – Are We Creating Pseudo-Universities?

Globally, mergers, perhaps even more so than splits, have become a typical phenomenon in higher education systems. Attesting to this claim, there is a growing body of literature on mergers, particularly in the Western context. Read more

 

1 April 2016

500 Million Dollars Needed for Professional Education

The Mozambican Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher and Professional Education is seeking to raise 500 million US dollars to build, rehabilitate, expand and equip 39 institutions of technical and professional education throughout the country. Read more

Chinese Company Supports Mozambique’s Professional Education

The Chinese company Huawei Technologies on Monday granted 100,000 U.S. dollars to the Mozambican Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher and Professional Education, which is the budget required to complete the construction of a professional school in the central province of Sofala. Read more

Government to Create National Fund for Financing of Technical Vocational Training

Tthe Minister of Science, Technology, Higher Education and Technical Professional Training, has assured that the government will create a National Fund for the Financing of Technical Vocational Training. Read more

Nyusi Addresses Graduation Ceremony

Mozambican President declared that Mozambique needs well trained and persistent higher education graduates, with the necessary vision to face the challenges of development. Read more

 

January 2016

Top University to Launch Chinese Degree Course

Mozambique’s oldest and most prestigious higher education institution, Eduardo Mondlane University, will from this year introduce a degree course in Chinese, making Mozambique one of the first countries in the Southern African region to do so. Read more

 

July 2015

Grappling With a Plagiarism Problem in Universities Banishing academic dishonesty could help Mozambique nurture original thinkers who are economically efficient and socially suited to develop the country. Read more

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