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AAU NEWS: Issue 68

Secretary General's Message
Dear Colleagues,  

The Association of African Universities, in collaboration with the Government of Sudan successfully inaugurated AAU's  East Africa Regional Office hosted by the University of Khartoum, Sudan from March 14-15, 2018. 

This event was well attended by AAU's stakeholders spread across the continent and officially launched by the Minister for Higher Education of Sudan.  PLEASE READ MORE.

The AAU has also been involved in quite a number of activities over the past weeks. Together with our partners, we organised a stakeholders meeting of the MasterCard-Funded Pilot Project on the Demography of African Faculty and a training on working collaboratively and communicating with the private sector for 15 Science Granting Councils from 15 countries in Africa. AAU also facilitated capacity building for the higher education community on a number of topical issues including Resource Mobilisation, Good Practices in Quality Assurance and Management of Institutional Repositories. We further participated in the meeting of experts for the Pan African virtual and E-University  and a forum for Reinventing Technical and Vocational Education.  

Please receive issue 68 of the AAU News and disseminate it widely within your network. 

Yours in the Service of Higher Education in Africa
Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile
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News From the African Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACEs)

 OAK - ICT Driven Knowledge Park calls for private sector partnerships READ MORE

CEA-CCBAD graduate twenty (20) Masters students READ MORE ( In French)

The Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management, University of Addis Ababa, calls for applications into Masters and PhD Programmes READ MORE

The Centre of Excellence in Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), calls for applications into their Masters and PhD Programmes READ MORE 

  • New: Call for Papers - Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Economic Diversification and Local Development, Botswana| Deadline -May 20, 2018 READ MORE
  • New:Call for Consultant – Finalizing  the Draft Continental Teacher Mobility Protocol   Deadline: 06 April, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Call for Participation-Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018 | 11–13 June 2018, Dakar, Senegal, READ MORE 
  • New: Open call for International Student Conference on Environment and Sustainability 2018| Deadline- April 25, 2018 | READ MORE
  • New: Call for Abstracts/papers: International Multidisciplinary Conference|Sustainable Development of our communities, the nexus between Scholarship, Industry and Government| Florida, USA| Deadline -June 29,2018 READ MORE
  • New: Call for Applications -Workshop on Neglected Tropical Diseases, in Cairo from April 15 to May 10, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Call for Applications -  Doctoral Research Fellowship in higher education studies, Institute for Post-School Studies, University of Western Cape (UWC)| Deadline - April 10, 2018|  READ MORE
  • New: Opportunity for Graduate Studies, Apply for MSc and PhD Programs in 2018/19 | Africa Centre of Excellence for Water Management| Deadline - May 30, 2018 | READ MORE
  • Call for Participation:  5th International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning on 4th -5th October 2018. READ MORE
  •  Call for Participation - Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) 2018, Taiwan, September 26 -28, 2018 | READ MORE
  • Call for Nomination -UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Deadline, May 3, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for Applications - Mwalimu Nyerere African Union Scholarship Scheme 2018 Call for Scholarship Applications For Female Applicants Only For Masters and PhD Programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) |Deadline - April 30, 2018| READ MORE
  • New: 4th Resource Mobilisation Workshop , Windhoek -Namibia| May 22 -25, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Research Communication and Commercialisation Workshop, AAU Secretariat, Accra-Ghana, May 15-17, 2018 | READ MORE 
  • New: Annual Quality Assurance for Higher Education Leaders (QAHEL) Workshop, Lagos, Nigeria, June 20-21, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Management Development (MADEV) Training Workshop | June 26 – 29, 2018| Nairobi, Kenya| READ MORE
  • University Advancement Workshop: '21st century Vice Chancellor/ president of Africa HEI's - what is required of them?' Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe| 25 - 27 May  2018 READ MORE
  • Atelier de Bonnes Pratiques en Matière de Changement Climatique (ABPCC) 14 – 16 Mai 2018 Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso En savoir plus         
  • University Advancement Workshop: '21st century Vice Chancellor/ president of Africa HEI's - what is required of them?' Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe| 25 - 27 May  2018 READ MORE
  • Atelier de Bonnes Pratiques en Matière de Changement Climatique (ABPCC) 14 – 16 mai 2018 Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso En savoir plus

  • Ashesi University is a pioneer in blending the liberal arts and sciences in Africa – and is also recognized across the world as a model for Higher Education on the African continent. The 2nd  Education Collaborative Annual Workshop will be hosted by Ashesi University, in Berekuso, Ghana from 25-29 June 2018. The focus of this workshop will be on “Facilitating Inclusive Classrooms”. Ashesi invites Provosts, Heads of Department, Faculty, Teachers/Facilitators, and Faculty Trainers from Higher Educational Institutions across Africa and the world to come and learn how to: make learning relatable, make learning engaging and make learning relevant and current. PLEASE READ MORE
  • Call for Participation - International Data Week, Co-organized by the University of Botswana, November 5-8, 2018,Gaborone Botswana READ MORE

  • The IEEE PES-IAS PowerAfrica Conference 2018, Tshwane University of Technology Cape Town, South Africa| June 26-29, 2018 READ MORE
  • Symposium on Infectious Diseases by ASSAf , UNAS and partners| 11 to 13 April 2018| Durban South Africa READ MORE
  • 7th Digital Earth Summit 2018 (DES-2018) 17-19 April, 2018 READ MORE 
  • Call for Participation - Gender, Work & Organisation Conference, Sydney, June  13-16, 2018 READ MORE
  • The 13th International Conference on e- Learning (ICEL) is taking| Cape Town| 5 - 6th July 2018 READ MORE
  • The 13th e- Learning Africa is taking place in Kigali (Rwanda) from 26 - 28 September 2018. Don’t miss out! This year’s theme is ‘Uniting Africa’ READ MORE 


  • New: AfricaLics visiting PhD fellowship programme 2018/2019 for young African PhD Students (funded to Denmark) |Deadline - April 26, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) Pan-African Scholarship 2018/2019 for leadership development programme READ MORE
  • New: OPEC Fund for International Development 2018/2019 Scholarships for students from Developing Countries (fully funded) Deadline - May 4, 2018 READ MORE 
  • New: World Trade Organisation (WTO) Young Professionals Programme 2019 |Deadline April 16, 2018 READ MORE
  • Scholarships available- Intra-Africa Academic mobility Project: Partnership for Training Scientist in Crop Improvement for Food Security in Africa (SCIFSA) Deadline – April 5, 20I8 READ MORE
  • Going to University, The Influence of Higher Education on the Lives of Young South Africans. Book addresses critical challenges in the student experience at university: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD 
  • Castells in Africa: Universities and Development. A collection of essays by prominent academic Manuel Castells on the linkages between universities in Africa and the development of the continent in the modern economy, among other related topics: CLICK TO DOWNLOAD
  • UNESCO Publication on Issues and Trends in Education for Development CLICK TO READ
  • Report -Sustainable Development: Educating with Purpose CLICK TO DOWNLOAD 
  • International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education CLICK TO READ

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