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Impact of Iceland volcano on ocean biology assessed

Volcano Eyjafjallajökull

The impact of the 2010 Icelandic volcano eruption had a significant but short-lived effect on the biology of the North Atlantic Ocean according to scientists from the University of Southampton – who were on a shipboard research expedition in the area at the time. Their findings are published this week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters. When it erupted in ... Read More »

Uganda: Makerere ranks high in sciences

Makerere University

Makerere University’s ranking has improved to the ninth overall best university in Africa, according to the findings of a new study. The Scimago Institutions Ranking (SIR) World Report 2012 shows that Makerere has leaped from the 11th position in which the Wobemetrics rankings placed it last August. SIR is a comprehensive ranking of worldwide research institutions, with the goal of ... Read More »

No Nigerian Varsity In Top 400 List – Report

The latest ranking of world universities released by the Times Higher Education (THE) for 2012-2013 has indicated that no Nigerian university made the list of the best 400 in the world. A report released by THE at the weekend suggests that no public or private University in Nigeria is included in the latest ranking by the London-based weekly magazine, acclaimed ... Read More »

Africa: SA Home to Africa’s Top Two Universities

South Africa is home to Africa’s two top-ranked universities, including the only African university to be ranked in the top 200 in the world, according to the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. The QS World University Rankings for 2012/13, which rate approximately 23500 universities worldwide, were released last week. The University of Cape Town (UCT) remains Africa’s top-ranked ... Read More »

2013 NRF/SA SKA PhD and MSc Scholarships

National Research Foundation offers South African Square Kilometre Array Project (SKA SA) Postgraduate Scholarship Programme at University of Cape Town or SKA Partner Country (Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana.) in the fields of radio astronomy or engineering appropriate to radio telescope, 2013  Study Subject: Radio astronomy or the fields of Engineering appropriate to radio telescope Course ... Read More »

Africa: UNILAG emerges best varsity in Nigeria

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) established in 1960 by an Act of Parliament has shot into the lead in the global Webometric ranking as Nigeria’s number one university. Ranked in the 16th position on the African continent, a release by the authority of the university said the 2012 ranking was based on the web popularity of the institution by International ... Read More »

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