African Universities' Day Celebrations 2023
The Association of African Universities (AAU) is calling on all
higher education institutions across the continent to join the commemoration of this
year’s Africa Universities’ Day. A week-long schedule of activities, slated for Monday
November 6, through to Friday November 10, 2023, have been lined up for the
celebrations, which also marks 56 years of the AAU’s existence and service to Africa’s
higher education sector.
This year’s theme, “Artificial Intelligence (AI) in African Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)”, underscores the critical need for HEIs in Africa to adopt progressive strategies to guide the usage and integration of emerging technologies such as AI and use these opportunities to improve educational outcomes.
Expected Outcomes of the African Universities' Day Celebrations 2023
Increase African Collaboration in AI
Increase collaborations between and among African universities in the areas of AI research, AI innovation, and AI capacity building.
Understand AI Opportunities
Increase the understanding of AI opportunities in African Higher Education and the strategic roles of Vice Chancellors.
Identify Actions to Uptake AI
Identify and recommend appropriate actions required to facilitate the uptake of AI in higher education for achieving intended educational outcomes.