Association of African Universities (AAU)

Association des Universités Africaines (AUA)
Asociación de Universidades Africanas

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1967-11-12 Rabat Morocco


Founded 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. Secretariat has been hosted in Ghana since 1970.


Promote interchange, contact and cooperation among Higher Education 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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General Conference (every 4 years); S-XS0092 - Conference of Vice-Chancellors, Presidents and Rectors of Institutions of Higher Learning in Africa (COREVIP) (every 2 years); Governing Board; Secretariat, headed by Secretary-General.


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GOAL 4: Quality Education



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