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AAU NEWS: Issue 66

Secretary General's Message
Dear Colleagues,  

Over these past weeks, the AAU Secretariat has been engaged in capacity building training workshops for our member institutions in three key areas - University-Industry Linkages, Quality Assurance and Management of Institutional Repositories  

In line with this, workshops were undertaken in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia  (February 6 -8, 2018) , Kampala, Uganda ( February 13 -16, 2018) and Accra Ghana ( February 20 -22, 2018). These workshops equipped participants with critical skills to push their various institutions forward in these respective areas.  These workshops were fee-based and AAU member institutions enjoyed discounted workshop fees.

The AAU Secretariat continues to receive requests from potential partners who wish to collaborate with African Universities  and other Tertiary Educational Institutions in various areas. I invite Vice Chancellors, Heads of Institutions and Partnerships Officers in African Universities  and other Tertiary Educational Institutions to explore the following Requests for Partnerships:  CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

Internally, the AAU Secretariat is taking critical steps towards strengthening its Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning function to enable us properly track the impact of our activities and programmes and  also to inform decision making and help us better serve our constituents. 

Please receive issue 66 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)

The Regional Centre of Excellence in Avian Science (CERSA) trains farmers on methods to improve poultry production READ MORE (Article in French) 


ACE Team to undergo its fifth (5th) Supervision Mission READ MORE


The African Center of Excellence in Maths and ICT is calling for Research Proposals READ MORE


Open applications for Scholarships-The African Center of Excellence in the Internet of Things (ACEIoT), University of Rwanda READ MORE


  • New: Call for Applications -  PEER Women in Science Mentoring Program| Deadline March 16, 2018 | READ MORE
  • New: Call for papers and participation:  5th International Annual Conference on Education and Lifelong Learning on 4th -5th October 2018. READ MORE
  • New: Call for Papers -University of Abuja International Diaspora Conference In collaboration with the University of Muenster, Germany READ MORE
  • New: Festival of e-Learning - Call for Proposals now open READ MORE
  •  Call for Proposals, Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) 2018, Taiwan |Deadline- March 31, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for Participation, WACREN 2018 Conference in Lomé, Togo, March15-16 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
  • Call for Applications - 2018 Anita Borg Institute GHC scholarship grants for Women in Computing 2018 (funded to attend GHC Conference 2018, Houston Texas, USA |Deadline -March 7, 2018 READ MORE


  • Third Resource Mobilisation Workshop, Kigali, Rwanda| March 13-16, 2018 READ MORE
  • Database of African Theses and Dissertations (DATAD-R V) Training |February 25 -27, 2018| Khartoum, Sudan READ MORE
  • Facilitating University-Industry Linkages Workshop for African Universities, Mansoura, Egypt 3 – 5 April, 2018
  • AfriQAN Good Practices Workshop In Quality Assurance, Khartoum, Sudan, Feb/March 2018 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
  • University Advancement Workshop: 'Higher Education in Africa at the tipping point – perhaps time to embrace a new paradigm?' Uganda, 21st to 23rd March 2018 READ MORE
  • 21st Century Innovative & Learner-centred Pedagogical Skills for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges, 27th February- 2nd March, 2018, Zambia READ MORE
  • Atelier de Formation en Assurance Qualité et Pédagogie – 26 au 30 Mars 2018, Université de Yaoundé II, Cameroun En savoir plus
  • Atelier de Bonnes Pratiques en Matière de Changement Climatique (ABPCC) 14 – 16 mai 2018 Ouagadougou – Burkina Faso En savoir plus

  •  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
  • Call for participation by the Egerton University, Kenya - 12th International Conference 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
  • Call for Participation - International Data Week, November 5-8, 2018,Gaborone Botswana 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: The West and Central African Research & Education Network (WACREN) is hiring Finance and Administration Officer, Communications and Marketing Officer, Network and Systems Engineer READ MORE
  • New:The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Online Learning Designer. Deadline- March 5 2018 READ MORE 


  • New: 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
  • New: Fellowships - “Youth engagement in agribusiness and rural economic activities in Africa” Deadline 28, February, 2018 READ MORE
  • New: Apply for a Masters (MSc) and Doctorate (PhD) Scholarships at Moi University READ MORE
  • Havard South Africa Fellowship Program 2019/2020 for mid-career professionals (Fully Funded) - Deadline-April 4, 2018| READ MORE
  • Mo Ibrahim Foundation PhD Scholarships 2018/2019 for study at the University of London|Deadline-March31, 2018 READ MORE
  • Mastercard/RUFORUM Scholarships 2018 |Deadline - March 16, 2018| READ MORE
  • Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year READ MORE
  • 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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