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March 23, 2020
Let's Beat COVID-19

AAU PRESS RELEASE ON THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC (COVID-19)

Disruption of Educational Activities and Proposed Responses The Association of African Universities (AAU) has observed with growing concern developments related to the outbreak of the coronavirus […]
July 6, 2020
Prof. Mbwette

The African Higher Education Community Mourns the Passing of Prof. Tolly Mbwette, Former AAU Governing Board Member

The Association of African Universities (AAU) and the entire African higher education community are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Prof. Tolly Salvatory […]
June 28, 2020

COVID-19 Pandemic exposes default instructional leadership in African universities

The initiative to salvage the remaining 2020 academic calendar is commendable; however, it should not be done for recognition, approval or to be applauded, rather it should enhance achieving the purpose. It is common knowledge that closure of schools is not caused by institutions or students; but starting a teaching mode which is not inclusive is failure by institutional leadership. On the other hand, its poor leadership for universities to remain idle while waiting for government instructions about the next course of action.
June 28, 2020

Vacancy Position for President/Vice-Chancellor at AUST, Nigeria

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja, Nigeria is conducting an international search for a President/Vice-Chancellor. Its Board of Trustees/Governing Council is therefore inviting […]
June 22, 2020

AAU Webinar on Quality Assurance and the New Normal Higher Education

Thursday 2nd July, 2020 (11.00am-1.00pm) GMT The Association of African Universities (AAU) invites all Higher Education Stakeholders to the above-mentioned Webinar on quality assurance which will […]
June 12, 2020

AAU TV Goes Live Online

The Television Station of the Association of African Universities,  AAU TV, is now live online and streams at https://tv.aau.org/live-tv/ All higher education institutions and stakeholders are […]
June 12, 2020

GBIF’s BID programme calls for proposals from Sub-Saharan Africa by 27 Aug 2020

We are pleased to share that the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) is inviting concept notes for project funding in sub-Saharan Africa through its Biodiversity Information for Development (BID), a program funded by the Directorate-General for International Partnerships of the European Union.
June 8, 2020

Strengthening Educational Technology Skills in African Universities

The AAU and its partners are piloting a virtual capacity building of the Moodle LMS for 170 academic staff of Lupane State University based in Zimbabwe.  The open content being used for the Virtual Moodle Training for all academic staff at Lupane State University was developed as part of the EdTech-UEM project for academic staff capacity building. The content was developed by Eduardo Mondlane University and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) - and funded by Sida.  e/merge Africa, which is funded by the Carnegie Corporation is a partner in the adaptation of the EdTech-UEM workshop resources.