ASSOCIATION OF AFRICAN UNIVERSITIES

Call for Participants 

Training Workshop on University-Industry Linkages for African Universities

Voila Bagatelle Hotel, Mauritius

11th to 13th April, 2017

Under the aegis of its flagship Leadership Development (LEDEV) and Management Development (MADEV) workshop series which aim to enhance the skills of university staff in the promotion of innovation and the management of change, the Association of African Universities (AAU) is proud to announce a Call for Participants for its Training Workshop on Facilitating University-Industry Linkages.

The Workshop will be held at Voila Bagatelle Hotel Mauritius, and is co-hosted by University of Mauritius. It will be facilitated in English.

Thrust

The main thrust of the workshop is geared towards promoting university advancement through effective linkages with the productive sector. The three modules for the workshop are:

  • Research and Development and Technology Uptake
  • Business Ethics and Intellectual Property Rights
  • Business Incubation, Entrepreneurship

The modules will be run through intensive participant interaction over carefully selected cases and other materials, and lead lectures by eminent Resource Persons.

Participation

To ensure effective interaction and exchange, the number of participants is limited to a maximum of 40, selected on the principle of “first come, first served”. Please fill the online form to register. Registration is incomplete unless full payment has been effected.

While participation is open to all, preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed below, in universities and equivalent institutions:

  • Vice-Chancellor/Rector/President or their Deputies
  • Dean/Director of Institutes
  • International Liaison Officers
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Heads of University Counselling Units

 

Registration Fee

The registration fee is US$600.00 and this covers workshop material, snacks and group lunch. Please note that the deadline for Early Bird Registration is 15th March, 2017 as registration fees will be increased by US$100 after this date.

NB: All other expenses – travel, accommodation, subsistence, etc. – are to be borne by participants.