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AAU NEWS: Issue 75

Secretary General's Message
Dear Colleagues

In line with the hosting of our 20th Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) from June 8-11, 2019,  a team of senior officials from the AAU Secretariat embarked on a site visit to Cairo, from 27th - 30th May, 2019 to among others, ensure that arrangements are advanced towards the hosting of the Conference.

A series of meetings with the Local Organizing Committee and other stakeholders, as well as site visits to the Conference venue, selected hotels and other key venues selected for the Conference also took place.  The team concluded, that indeed, the colleagues in Cairo had been busy with full preparations for the Conference.

The team from AAU also participated in a major side event -“The Al-Azhar forum for African-Arab Network” which was organized by the AAU Northern African Regional Office (NARO). This meeting was attended by various institutions who are keen to participate in COREVIP, including higher education institutions, Banks, NGOs, ministries’ representatives, international organizations, TVET Egypt, journalists and several others.

I would like to take this opportunity to invite and encourage all academics, researchers, ministers of higher education and stakeholders interested in African Higher Education to attend and have the opportunity of interacting with African Universities leaders during the 2019 COREVIP. This is the 2019 COREVIP Website.

I also wish to remind all our stakeholders, that  the AAU TV is now broadcasting via satellite - I encourage you all to find the AAU TV Channel and enjoy the programs that we develop for your benefit. This NOTE details the instructions of how to access the AAU TV Channel from your television sets.

I welcome you to read the updates and news items that we have compiled for your information and benefit.

Yours in the Service of Higher Education in Africa
Professor Etienne Ehouan Ehile

Cairo Prepares to host the 20th Conference of Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) READ MORE

AAU TV unveils its Diaspora Connect Programme READ MORE
ARUA centres of excellence to benefit from €20m UK grant READ MORE

SARUA  to host its inaugural Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Africa 2019 Programme READ MORE

Uganda: University Students urged to embrace new skills to survive in the competitive world READ MORE

Kenya:  Universities face ongoing struggle as fees hike rejected READ MORE

Dr. Julianne Sansa-Otim has been appointed Vice Chairperson of UbuntuNet Alliance 

AAU TV is now on Satellite and Digital TV READ MORE



News From the African Higher Education Centers of Excellence (ACEs)

12 young African scientists awarded WACCBIP PhD fellowships READ MORE

The West African Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI), at the University of Ghana is calling for applications into its PhD in Plant Breeding Programme| Deadline June 30, 2019 READ MORE

CERSA hosts Pan- African Poultry Conference, READ MORE (In French)

Centre for Food Technology and Research (CEFTER) to hold Conference on tackling the menace of post harvest loses in west and central Africa| 24th- 25th June, 2019 READ MORE

Centre for Dryland Agriculture(CDA) explores partnership opportunities with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) READ MORE

ACEGID student wins the US Department of State International Visitors Leadership Program Award READ MORE

Featured Videos from AAU Television

  • Robotic demonstration on AAU TV by the Methodist Girls Senior High School Team who placed first in the World Robotic Championship held in Michigan, USA WATCH VIDEO
  • Higher Education Events: Demographics of African Faculty WATCH VIDEO
  • AAU Talks: The Diaspora as Resource for Africa's Development   WATCH VIDEO
  • AAU Talks on Global University Services WATCH VIDEO
  • African Students Voices: UPSA Students' Presidential Debate WATCH VIDEO
  • Inauguration of the AAU North African Regional Office at Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt WATCH VIDEO
  • Documentary on Al-Azhar University and AAU North Africa office, Cairo, Egypt WATCH VIDEO
  • Impact Stories: Celebrating the Achievements of Prof. Yusuf Fadl Hasan WATCH VIDEO
  • HealthAfrik: Addiction and Recovery WATCH VIDEO
  • African Students’ Voices: Entrepreneurship in Practice WATCH VIDEO
  • #30MINSWITHHR: Employee Job Satisfaction: Role of Employer WATCH VIDEO
  • New: FARA is calling for applications - Funding support to scale up agricultural technologies in Africa, Deadline- June 30, 2019, READ MORE 
  • New: Call for Applications -SARUA's Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (IELOL) Africa 2019 Programme, Deadline -June 14, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: Call for Applications-Disbursement Officer, Finance and Administration, Deadline -June 30, 2019 READ MORE 
  • New: ADEA is calling for applications: Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (Consultant), Deadline - July 5th, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: Call to join AuthorAID's global network of researchers  for mentoring and research collaboration READ MORE
  • New: Call to take the IAU Global survey on Higher Education and Research for sustainable Development (HESD)  2019 READ MORE
  • New:  Call for entries: Essay Competition on Nuclear Security by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Deadline - September 6, 2019 READ MORE
  • Call for Applications- UNESCO International Literacy Prizes  Deadline- 23 June, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: Call for  Participation, International Research Initiative  READ MORE
  •  New: Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme 2019, Deadline - June 12, 2019 READ MORE 
  • Call for Applications-National Research Fund of South Africa- Master's and Doctoral Funding for 2020 READ MORE 


  • New: Conference for Rectors, Vice Chancellors and Presidents of African Universities (COREVIP) 2019, July 8-11,2019, Cairo, Egypt READ MORE
  • New: AAU/University of Abuja Workshop on online Teaching and Learning Management, June 10 -13, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: AAU Training Workshop on Evolving Role of 21st Century Accountant, Auditor, Finance Officer, Budget Heads & Cost Managers|June 11 -14, 2019| AAU Secretariat, Accra-Ghana| READ MORE
  • New: AAU/Stellenbosch University Capacity Building Workshop for University Registrars and Administrators| June 25 -28, 2019| Stellenbosch, South Africa| READ MORE
  • New Workshop on Quality Assurance (QA) + Higher Education Learner-Centred Teaching Knowledge and Skills for the 21st Century Higher Education Personnel, 6-7 July 2019, Cairo, Egypt READ MORE
  • New:  Workshop on Research Leadership, Transparency, Communication, Partnerships and Collaborations, July 15 -18, 2019, Cairo Egypt READ MORE
  • NewQuality Assurance workshop on Innovative & Quality Research Methods & Skills for the 21st Century, July 16-19, 2019, Ho, Volta Region, Ghana| READ MORE
  • New: Invitation à l’atelier de formation DATAD-R,du 18 au 20 juin 2019 au Burkina Faso READ MORE
  • New:Workshop on “Best Practices in Management of Development Agencies’ Supported Programmes for Institutional Growth”, July 23 -26,2019, AAU Secretariat,  Accra, Ghana READ MORE
  • New: Educational Technologies (EdTech) Workshop, 30th July - 2nd August, 2019, Open University of Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania READ MORE 
Credit Unions, Finance and Budget Officers, Accountants and Vice Chancellors are invited to participate in an upcoming webinar on creating financial services system to facilitate movement of funds among AAU member Universities , June 20th, 2019 READ MORE Contact -
  • The 2019 Education Collaborative Conference & Workshop, organised by Ashesi University, Ghana, June 2019 READ MORE
  • New: SDGs Implementation in Africa - Reflections on a Three-Year Journey, 14th June, 2019, Kigali Rwanda READ MORE 
  • New: International Natural Science, Engineering and Material Technologies Conference (NEM 2019), Istanbul-Turkey, September 9 -10, 2019 READ MORE 
  • New: The 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), 2-6 December, 2019, Cape-Coast, Ghana READ MORE
  • New: International Research Initiatives Conference (IRIC 2019), Accra, Ghana, 21-22 August, 2019 READ MORE
  • New:Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit June 4-6, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: Times Higher Education Africa Universities Forum, June 12 -13, 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa READ MORE


  • New: Call for applications - Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Studies Writing Fellows , Deadline -June 30, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: Call for entries- L'Oréal -UNESCO Women in Science Awards for female researchers READ MORE
  • New: FAWE-MASTERCARD FOUNDATION Scholarship Program for Ugandans 2019/2020 READ MORE
  • Third call for proposals of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme funded by the EU , Deadline-12 June, 2019 READ MORE 
  • Call for Applications -  YOTI Fellowship Programme |Deadline- June 15, 2019 READ MORE
  • New:United Nations Young Professional Programme 2019| Deadline - August 9, 2019| READ MORE
  •  Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Deadline -June 15, 2019 READ MORE 
  •  MSc and PhD in Railway Engineering Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: IUCEA-World Bank Masters Fellowship (funded mobility scholarships for African Female students) , Deadline: June 30, 2019 READ MORE
  • New: “TWAS -SAREP 2019 call for nomination to attend workshop on 'Policy and Diplomacy for Scientists: Introduction to Responsible Research Practices in Chemical and Biochemical Sciences”, in Trieste, Italy, with scholarship - Deadline-June 28, 2019 READ MORE 



  • PRESS RELEASE:  AAU Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents and African Universities (COREVIP), July 8-11, 2019, Cairo, Egypt READ MORE 

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