Association of African Universities (AAU)

Association des universités africaines (AUA)
Asociación de Universidades Africanas

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History

12 Nov 1967, Rabat (Morocco), when constitution was adopted and Officers and Executive Board elected. A preparatory committee had previously been set up, 16-19 Sep 1963, Khartoum (Sudan), at a Meeting of Heads of African Institutions of Higher Education, following recommendations of Conference on the Future of Higher Education in Africa, Sep 1962, Tananarive, under the auspices of UNESCO.

Aims

Promote interchange, contact and cooperation among African university institutions in Africa; collect, classify and disseminate information on higher education and research, particularly in Africa; promote cooperation among African institutions in curriculum development and in the determination of equivalence of degrees; encourage increased contact between members and the international academic world; study and make known the educational and related needs of African university institutions and, as far as practicable, coordinate the means whereby they may be met.

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Activities

Programmes and initiatives: Academic Staff Exchange Programme; African Universities Responding to HIV/AIDS; Developing Quality Assurance Systems in African Universities; Ford Foundation International Fellowship Program (IFP); Leadership Development (LEDEV); Management Development (MADEV); Mobilization for Regional Capacity Initiative (MRCI); Quality Assurance Support Programme for African Higher Education; Research and Education Networking Unit (RENU); Roster of African Professionals (ROAP); Small Grants for Dissertations and Theses Programme; Study Program on Higher Education Management in Africa; AAU African Higher Education Excellence Award (AHEEA). Studies; workshops; seminars. Instrumental in setting up: African Quality Assurance Network (AfriQAN).

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 46 countries
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UIA Org ID

D0117

Last News Received

5. Dec 2012
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