Association of African Universities

Logo Association of African Universities
HE Network
Year of foundation: 
1967
Member since: 
14/02/2022
Association of African Universities

Contact

Institutional postal address: 
TRINITY AVENUE, EAST LEGON, P.O. BOX AN 5744 – Accra North
Region: 
Africa
Country: 
Ghana
City: 
ACCRA
Institutional e-mail: 
Institutional phone: 
+233 599-7070-30

Mision / Vision

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”.

Goals

  1. To lead dialogue and policy debates around key issues in African higher education and promote the role of universities in sustainable development

  2. To strengthen Institutional capacities of stakeholders

  3. To promote Harmonization, Standardization for Competitiveness and Collaboration

  4. To explore other mechanisms for sustainable financing

Main activities

  1. Promoting interchange, contact and cooperation among university institutions in Africa.
  2. Collecting, classifying and disseminating information on Higher Education  and Research, particularly in Africa.
  3. Promoting cooperation among African institutions in curriculum development and in the determination of equivalence of degrees.
  4. Encouraging increased contact between AAU members and the international academic world
  5. Studying and making known the educational and related needs of African University institutions and, as far as practicable, to coordinate the means whereby those needs may be met
  6. Encouraging the development and wider use of African languages.
  7. Organizing, encouraging and supporting Seminars and Conferences between African university teachers, administrators and others dealing with problems of higher education in Africa

Access, equity and quality

Curricular innovation in higher education institutions (HEIs)

  • Various Training Workshops targeting universities in the 5 regions of the continent

Opening up higher education to society

  • University-Industry Relations Training Workshops
  • The AAU Private Sector Partnership

Higher education's role in addressing major global challenges

Higher education's contribution to sustainability

Social responsibility of higher education

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry of Business and Employment. Department of Research and Universities
  • Generalitat de Catalunya. Ministry for Foreign Action and Open Government