Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA)

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1980 Arusha Tanzania UR


Established following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the vice-chancellors of the national universities of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Makerere (Uganda) and Nairobi (Kenya), to maintain cooperation between the three universities under the framework of former H-XH4592 - Inter-University Committee for East Africa (IUC), set up 1 Jul 1970, Kampala (Uganda), under the auspices of the H-XH0472 - East African Community - 1967 (EAC). 2002, became a legal body corporate of re-established F-XD6196 - East African Community (EAC), and was effectively integrate into its operational framework in 2009, when the IUCEA Act was enacted by the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA). Instrumental in setting up: U-XJ2900 - Lake Victoria Research Initiative (VicRes).


Facilitate networking among universities in East Africa and with universities outside the region; provide a forum for discussion on a wide range of academic and other matters relating to higher education in East Africa; facilitate maintenance of internationally comparable education standards in East Africa so as to promote the region’s competitiveness in higher education; advise EAC Partner States on higher education matters.


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Governing Board; Executive Committee; Specialized Committees; Standing Committees. Secretariat, headed by Executive Secretary, and hosted in Kampala (Uganda).


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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