About AAU

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is an international non-governmental organisation set up by universities in Africa to promote cooperation among themselves and with the international academic community.

Founded with an initial membership of 34 public universities on November 12, 1967 in Rabat, Morocco, the AAU’s membership has grown to over 320. The Association’s membership is diverse and truly continental, drawn from all parts of the continent, and from all the major language and educational traditions. This gives the AAU a unique capacity to coordinate activities among Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa, as well as to help fashion a common vision for African higher education.
The core mandate of the AAU is to  raise the quality of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to Africa’s development by fostering collaboration among member institutions; providing support to their core functions of teaching, learning, research and community engagement; and facilitating critical reflection on, and consensus-building around, issues affecting higher education and the development of Africa.

The AAU is governed by a General Conference comprising representatives of  member institutions and is convened once in every four years. A Conference of Rectors, Vice-Chancellors and Presidents (COREVIP) meets every two years to review issues of common concern to HEIs in Africa. A Secretariat, based in Accra, Ghana, is responsible for the day-to-day running of the Association under the general supervision of a Secretary General who reports to the Governing Board of the AAU.


10 thoughts on “About AAU

    Paulo Batica said:
    September 15, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Dear,Sir/Madame
    My name is Paulo Batica,i am from Guinea-Bissau in west Africa,I got Bachelor degree in English language ,and i am an English teacher in the secondary school in Bissau city.I an interesting in applying for Ecowas fellowship programme for Master and PHD-2015

      aaublog67 responded:
      September 16, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Please apply.

    Vincent UJu said:
    November 14, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Please, i applied for ECOWAS fellowish and i wanted to find out if the results is out for the beneficiaries

    glasjo19 said:
    March 5, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    To whom it may concern,
    I plan on moving to Addis Ababa from the US and I’m seeking a teaching post at one of the local universities, teaching economics and/or finance. Do you have any contacts there?

    Sidouin Metinou Koumetio said:
    April 20, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Good morning,
    my name is Sidouin from Republic of Cameroon ,am studying at the University of Nairobi / kenya. Am a fully registered Postgraduates student but not a lecturer.However, not being a lecturer is the only requirement i don’t have to be eligible for the grants. Am i allow to apply?

    Andrew Huzortey said:
    April 27, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Dear AAU respondent,
    I am interested in applying for the internship grants and will like to know if your outfit can kindly provide me a list of organizations in Ghana committed to accepting interns. my study area is Physics. Thank you in advance

      AAU responded:
      June 30, 2016 at 10:36 am

      Apologies we are currently unable to provide this information. Thank you for writing to us.

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