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Africa: RISE postgraduate training initiative looks to future

The Regional Initiative in Science and Education, or RISE, a programme aimed at boosting higher education in Africa in the sciences and engineering through postgraduate training, is likely to continue as the major donor has indicated the possibility of renewing its support that ends next year.

Prospects for the future of RISE, which is led by the Science Initiative Group at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey, which initially consulted partners that include the Kenya-based African Academy of Sciences, loomed large at its annual meeting held in Tanzania last month. (...) - University World News, Munyaradzi Makoni, 4 November 2012

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African science initiative, RISE, likely to expand

African science initiative, RISE, likely to expand | Higher Education and academic research | Scoop.it

An initiative to train science lecturers and boost collaboration among researchers at African universities is likely to be renewed and expanded next year.

The final installment of a US$5 million grant for the period 2011–2013 for the Regional Initiative in Science and Education (RISE), launched in 2008, will be provided by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, United States, in March next year. (...)  - SciDev.Net

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