The vision of AAU is “to be the leading advocate for higher education in Africa, with the capacity to provide support for its member institutions in meeting national, continental and global needs”.
The motto is “The Voice of Higher Education”
The mission of AAU is “to enhance the quality and relevance of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development”.
To lead dialogue and policy debates around key issues in African higher education and promote the role of universities in sustainable development
To strengthen Institutional capacities of stakeholders
To promote Harmonization, Standardization for Competitiveness and Collaboration
To explore other mechanisms for sustainable financing