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AAU NEWS: Issue 69

Secretary General's Message
Dear Colleagues,  
I bring you warm greetings from the Association of African Universities Secretariat here in Ghana. The first half of 2018 has been a very busy and fulfilling period for the Association. As you know, we launched the AAU Television Initiative on the 6th April 2018 – initially we are streaming via our Face Book Page
This initiative has gone extremely well and has resulted in increasing the number of followers of AAU Social media Pages, increasing the visibility of the AAU and growing the amount of digital content produced and shared by the Association. We have produced 221 videos to date, our Face Book page has over 76,000 followers and we have received very encouraging feedback concerning our AAU TV Initiative.
It is our hope that through the AAU TV we will engage with our member institutions more successfully, profile African Higher Education success stories more efficiently and be more effective in advocating for changes and improvement in African Higher Education
The AAU Governing Board successfully met in Accra Ghana from the 5th to the 6th June 2018 to deliberate on the Association’s business. This was the first meeting of the new Board that was elected by the General Conference in 2017.
The Association has also been engaged in running several fee-based Capacity Building workshops for its network. Please visit the AAU Blog to see the upcoming workshops:
Please receive issue 69 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)

CERSA opens mini abattoir READ MORE

ACEGID holds annual foundation summer workshop READ MORE

WACCBIP commissions new Office Complex READ MORE

WACCI boosts African food security vision through training READ MORE

Center for Dryland Agriculture reviews its Postgraduate Programmes READ MORE

ACEGID, Joint West African Research Group(JWARG) Comission IGH-Infectious Diseases Research Laboratory READ MORE

English version of the May- July 2018 issue of the ACEI Newsletter. READ MORE

Featured videos from AAU Television

  • AAU TALK: Reforms in Higher Education in Africa WATCH VIDEO 
  • AAU Talks: Youth, Tertiary Education and Science in Africa WATCH VIDEO
  • Launch of Nursing Simulators at Wisconsin International University College, Ghana WATCH VIDEO
  • AAU Talks: ICT in African Higher Education READ MORE 
  • African Centers of Excellence Higher Education Fair WATCH VIDEO
  • AAU Talks - Higher Education Space in Egypt WATCH VIDEO
  • AAU TALKS: Solar Energy and Africa's Development WATCH VIDEO
  • Vacancies at the Botswana University of Agric and Natural Resources- Vice Chancellor and Deputy Vice Chancellor -Academic Affairs and Research, Deadline-20, August 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for Applications: Masters Programs at the Africa Center of Excellence in Energy for Sustainable Development (ACE- SED), University of Rwanda, Deadline August 31, 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 nominations: TWAS Regional Prize 2018 in Science Diplomacy, Deadline-August 20, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call to organise events celebrating women in STEM, October 9, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for participation: CERN-UNESCO School on Digital libraries, Nairobi, Kenya, 8 -12 October, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for papers: 1st Africa Graduate Conference by Wisconsin International University College, Ghana, 15 – 17 August, 2018 READ MORE
  • Call for Participation: 5th International Conference on Social Sciences 2018,  Sept 20 -21, 2018, Sri Lanka READ MORE
  • Call for Panels: Afroeuropeans Network Conference, Deadline: 15th August, Lisbon READ MORE
  • Call for participation: Learning Technologies Workshop on The 21st Century Innovative Instructional Methods, Tools and Techniques, 13-17 August, 2018, Nigeria READ MORE
  • Call for participation:  Workshop on Climate Change and Sustainable Environment, August 6-11, 2018, Abeaokuta, Nigeria READ MORE
  • New:Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Workshop, July 30 - August 3, 2018, Accra, Ghana READ MORE
  • New: Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training workshop titled Data Ethics and Skills for Reproduction of Research Findings Using Stata, Accra – Ghana, 7– 10 August, 2018 READ MORE
  • Date Change: Workshop on Research Leadership, Communication, Commercialisation, Partnerships and Collaboration| Postponed to September 10-14, 2018,  Zambia READ MORE
  •  New: 1st AAU Project Planning & Proposal Development Workshop,14-17 of August 2018 Kampala, Uganda (Facilitated in English) READ MORE
  • New: 2nd  AAU Project Planning & Proposal Development Workshop, 21-24 August, 2018, Yaoundé-Cameroun (Facilitated in French) READ MORE
  • Coding Skills for Everyone, 15 -16 August 2018, Accra, Ghana READ MORE
  • New: University Advancement Workshop titled 'Africa’s Higher Education institutions in the 21st century: An age of discontinuity', 27 -29 August, 2018 Nairobi, Kenya READ MORE
  • New: Management Development (MADEV) Training Workshop | September 4 – 7, 2018, Nairobi, Kenya  READ MORE
  • New: Innovative and Quality Research Methods Knowledge and Skills Training Workshop,  September 10-13, 2018| Kampala, Uganda READ MORE
  • All Higher Education Institutions are being called upon to prepare to celebrate the 2018 African Universities Week| November 2018| further information will be released soon

  • International Course on Climate Change and Sustainable Environment, 3 August, 2018, Nigeria READ MORE
  • Learning Technologies Workshop on the 21st Century Innovative Instructional Methods, Tools and Techniques,  16 August, 2018 READ MORE
  • The University Scholars Leadership Symposium, takes place at the United Nations Conference Centre in Bangkok, Thailand, August 1-7, 2018 READ MORE 
  • Third University of Pretoria International Consumer Law Conference (UPICLC), 25- 27 September 2018, Pretoria, South Africa READ MORE 
  • ANIE 9th Annual Conference &10th Anniversary , 3 -5 October 2018, Kenya READ MORE
  • 1st International Conference on Food Security and Climate,  4-5 October 2018, Bindura, Zimbabwe READ MORE
  • WACCI International Conference on Food and Nutrition Security in Africa, 3-4, October, 2018, Ghana READ MORE
  • Call for Participation - International Data Week, Co-organized by the University of Botswana, November 5-8, 2018,Gaborone Botswana 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 AfricaREAD MORE 
  • The 2018 International Conference on Education and Learning, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, August 22-24, 2018 READ MORE


  • The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Research and Advanced Training Fellowship programme, Deadline October 1, 2018 READ MORE
  • Scholarships for post-doctoral Short term research visits to the LOEWE Centre DRUID, Germany READ MORE 
  • 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World, Deadline- September 28, 2018 READ MORE 
  • Climate Tracker writing fellowship 2018, Deadline - August 31, 2018 READ MORE
  • TWAS-SAREP Regional Young Scientist's Prize 2018 - Water and Sanitation, Deadline- August 20, 2018 READ MORE
  • The African Centre for Cities (ACC) Pan African Research College PhD Scholarship 2018 Deadline - August 6, 2018 READ MORE
  • Africa Initiative for Governance (AIG) Scholarships 2019/2020 Deadline-September 14, 2018 READ MORE
  • CoreNet Global Academic Challenge 2018/2019 for Students, Deadline- August 17, 2018 READ MORE
  • World Bank is accepting entries (from students) for its Competition on the Changing Nature of Work,  Deadline- August 31, 2018 READ MORE
  • DAAD Postdoctoral Researchers International Mobility Experience, Deadline August 31, 2018 READ MORE
  • University of Pretoria MasterCard Foundation Undergraduate and Postgraduate Scholars Program 2019, Deadline - September 15, 2018 READ MORE
  • Stanford Africa MBA Fellowship Program 2018/2019 for Africans (fully funded)  Deadline- December 2018 READ MORE
  • Building PhD Capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa by British Council, DAAD, ANIE  Download Here
  • Newsletter of the African Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACE) Project (May-July, 2018) Download Here

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