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English Version: The Association of African Universities (AAU), under its training workshop series, is announcing a Call for Host Institutions for its 2017 Training Workshops on Facilitating University-Industry Linkages.

The workshops will be facilitated in English for Anglophone institutions and French for Francophones.


The main thrust of the workshop is promoting university advancement through intensive participant interaction over carefully selected cases and other materials, and lead lectures by eminent Resource Persons from the following:

  • Technology Uptake
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Incubation
  • Research and Development
  • Business Ethics


The workshop will be open to all faculty of higher education institutions but preference will be given to persons holding the positions listed below, in universities and equivalent institutions:

  • Vice-Chancellor/Rector/President or their Deputies
  • Dean/Director of Institutes
  • International Liaison Officers
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Heads of University Counselling Units

Host Institution’s Responsibilities

  1. Identification of a hotel with a reasonable rate and arrangement of accommodation for participants (40 rooms) to be paid for by AAU and participants;
  2. Arrangement of meeting rooms (one plenary and two break-out rooms), possibly in the host institution;
  3. Provision of airport pick-up and local transportation;
  4. Arrangement for entry visas for participants who are unable to get them in their home countries;
  5. Suggestion of possible social events for inclusion in the workshop programme;
  6. Provision of a mini-Secretariat during the workshop: one Secretary, computer, printer and photocopier;
  7. Give a welcoming Reception/Cocktail for participants; and
  8. Invitation of media to cover the Opening Ceremony

Benefits of Hosting

Publicity given to the Host Institution in the AAU media, and among participants during the workshop

  1. Registration waiver for up to 3 participants from the Host Institution
  2. Opportunity to spearhead the formation of a network of experts on U-I linkages among workshop participants

Letters of Intent should be addressed to:

 The Secretary-General

Association of African Universities

African Universities House

Aviation Road Extension

Airport Residential Area                                                         Tel: 233302 774495/761588

P.O. Box AN 5744                                                                     Fax: 233 302774821

Accra-North                                                                              E-mail: secgen@aau.org 

GHANA.                                                                                       cc: ransford@aau.org


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L’association des Universités Africaines (AUA), par ses series d’ateliers de formations, fait appel aux etablissements d’acceuil pour ses ateliers de formation de 2017 sur la facilitation des relations entre les universities et l’industrie.


Les ateliers seront dispenses en anglais pour les établissements Anglophones ou en francais pour les francophones.


Idée directrice

L’atelier vise essentiellement à promouvoir l’avancement universitaire par la contribution intensive des participants sur des cas minitieusement choisis et autres materiels, et mener les cours par des personnes de ressources eminentes  parmi les suivantes:

  • Les nouvelles technologies
  • Droits de propiete intellectuelle
  • Entreprenariat
  • Incubation d’entreprise
  • Recherche et developpement
  • Ethique des affaires




L’atelier sera ouvert à toutes les facultés des établissements de l’enseignement supérieures  mais la priorité sera donnée aux personnes titulaires des postes cités ci-dessous, et aux établissements équivalents :


  • Vice-chancelier/Recteur/Président ou leur adjoint
  • Doyen/Directeur des établissements
  • Agents de liaison internationale
  • Agents de relations publiques
  • Les responsables des unités de conseils des universités

Les responsables des établissements d’accueil.

  1. L’identification d’un hôtel avec un taux raisonnable et l’arrangement d’un hébergement pour les participants (40 chambres) à être payer par l’AUA et les participants.
  2. L’organisation des salles de réunion (une plénière et deux chambres de recréation), probablement dans les universités d’accueil ;
  3. L’approvisionnement d’un véhicule pour l’accueil à l’aéroport et transport local
  4. L’arrangement pour les visas des participants leur permettrant d’en avoir facilement dans leur pays d’origine.
  5. La proposition des événements sociaux possible pour inclure les programmes d’ateliers.
  6. L’offre d’un petit secrétariat pendant les ateliers: un secrétaire, un ordinateur, une imprimante, et une photocopieuse.
  7. L’organisation d’une réception chaleureuse/cocktails pour les participants; et
  8. L’invitation des medias pour conduire le début de la ceremonie.

Les bénéfices de l’accueil.


  1. La publicité faite à l’égard de l’établissement d’accueil au Travers des medias de l’AUA, et entre les participants pendant l’atelier.
  2. L’exemption d’enregistrement pour plus de 3 participants de l’établissement d’accueil.

L’opportunité de diriger la formation par un réseau d’experts en U-I connexion entre les participants d’atelier.


Les lettres d’intention doivent être adressé à:


  Le secrétaire-General

                                    Association des universités africaine

African Universities House

Aviation Road Extension

Airport Residential Area

P.O. Box AN 5744



Tel: 233302 774495/761588

Fax: 233 302774821


E-mail: secgen@aau.org

cc: ransford@aau.org





Profile of Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene

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Prof. (Mrs.) Rosemond Boohene is an Associate Professor of Enterprise Development atSpeaker the Centre for Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development (CESED), University of Cape Coast with more than eighteen years (18) experience. She is currently the Dean of International Education and also served as Head of Department, Management Studies and Vice Dean, School of Business at the University of Cape Coast. Prof. Rosemond Boohene holds a PhD in Entrepreneurship and Small Enterprise Development from the University of New England, Australia, PDipCom and MCom (Accounting) from the University of Otago, New Zealand, BCom (Hons) and Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and a Diploma in Small Enterprise Development, Galilee College, Israel.

She has presented papers at both local and international conferences and conducted a number of studies on women, entrepreneurship and small enterprise development in Ghana. She was a member of the team, which conducted feasibility studies into the establishment, and use of small citrus processing plants in the Central Region of Ghana for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and currently the Lead Consultant for the Graduate Enterprise Development Initiative (GEDI) project for the EXIM Bank (Ghana). She has also supported in writing business and strategic plans for numerous small firms and organizations in Ghana.

Prof. Boohene has worked with a team of consultants to develop a university-wide entrepreneurship course, involved in strategically harnessing entrepreneurial potentials of students into viable businesses.  She has consulted for international as well as local institutions on business incubator development, academia- industry linkages and capacity building programmes for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

She has over the years also consulted and written proposals for various small firms to secure funding from the Council for Vocational Technical Education (COTVET), Skills Development Fund (SDF). Currently, she is managing a project on Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Economic Development. A collaboration between the School of Business, University of Cape Coast, University of Nairobi and the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

Vacancy: Deputy Vice-Chancellor,University of Cape Town

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The University of Cape Town, a member of the Association of African Universities, is  seeking to recruit a Deputy Vice-Chancellor to the  portfolio of Transformation to be filled as soon as possible.

The University prides itself on being one of the world’s top research-led universities producing graduates whose qualifications are internationally recognised, locally applicable and underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice.

As members of the executive of the University, all Deputy Vice Chancellors (DVCs) actively support the Vice Chancellor (VC) in the strategic leadership and management of the University and in supervising academic and administrative functions through line reports. Although each DVC is appointed in the first instance to oversee particular functions, these may change over the course of time at the VC’s discretion.

Qualifications and experience:

A doctoral degree would generally be required and the ideal candidate will be someone who fulfills most of the following criteria:

  • Has experience in a senior leadership role in an academic institution.
  • Has an established academic track record.
  • Has demonstrated a track record managing a complex portfolio, or running a unit of reasonable size.
  • Has a successful record of leadership and team work.
  • Has demonstrated experience in strategic thinking and operationalizing such thinking into plans and projects.
  • Has an understanding of developments in the higher education arena in SA.
  • Has an understanding of the operations and affairs of a university environment.
  • Has some relevant experience in student affairs and student governance.
  • Has some experience in stakeholder engagement and in particular union engagement and staff management.
  • Has experience in addressing manifestations of inequality in South African society and within South African universities.
  • Demonstrates a deep understanding of other dimensions of inequality and discrimination including race, gender, sexuality and disability.
  • Can operate confidently and sensitively across cultures and other divides.

Desirable skills and personal characteristics:

  • Approachable, flexible and change-oriented.
  • A high level of personal motivation, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Resilient and the ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Exceptional communication, persuasive and interpersonal skills.
  • Well-reasoned decision-making ability.
  • Ability to hold critical conversations as a means of achieving mutually desired goals.
  • Ability to mobilise and inspire others towards shared goals.
  • Capable in both developing strategy and operationalizing strategy into plans and projects.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Leading transformation, including: employment equity, changing demographic of the student body, programmes to develop the pipeline of emerging academics, staff development, institutional culture and the student and staff experience
  • Student affairs
  • Human resources
  • Government and external relations
  • Partnership with higher education institutions in the Western Cape

For detailed information on this post, please view the job description on the following link:


A competitive annual remuneration package, including benefits is offered by UCT. Appointment to the position is on the basis of a five-year contract and the contract is renewable subject to a satisfactory performance review.

Applications should be accompanied by a letter of motivation which addresses the above criteria, including a statement on your potential contribution as part of the Office of the Vice Chancellor, your full curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees.

Please also complete and submit the HR204 application form for Senior Executive posts available at:

http://web.uct.ac.za/depts/sapweb/forms/hr204.doc quoting reference number E16112

 The recruitment and selection procedures are available at: http://hr.uct.ac.za/recruitment/exec_appointments/dvc/

 Applications should be sent to:

 Ms Rentia Landman

Staff Recruitment and Selection

University of Cape Town

Email: Recruitment01@uct.ac.za

 Telephone: +27 21 406 2602

Nominations are invited and may also be sent to the above with a brief motivation explaining why you are nominating that person as a potential applicant.

Closing date for receipt of nominations: 7th August 2016

Closing date for receipt of applications: 20th August 2016

 The University reserves the right to extend the closing date if deemed necessary and reserves the right to make no appointment.

UCT is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity and redress in achieving its equity targets. Our Employment Equity Policy is available at www.uct.ac.za/downloads/uct.ac.za/about/policies/eepolicy.pdf. For this post we seek particularly to attract South African African, Indian and coloured candidates.