About the African University Week

The Association of African Universities (AAU) is the apex organisation and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of Higher Education in Africa. AAU represents the voice of Higher Education in Africa and supports networking by African institutions of Higher Education. The AAU is based in Accra and has a current membership of over 360 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
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The African University Day is celebrated annually on the 12th November by Universities in Africa. This day coincides with the birth of the Association of African Universities in Rabat, Morocco, on November 12, 1967. The African University Day aims to present a unique platform to promote critical dialogue among stakeholders on how to improve Higher Education in Africa. The African University Day Celebrations have become a premier event on the calendar of AAU and this day has been celebrated by HEIs since 2000.
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African Universities Week Celebrations 2017


Photos from Last Years Celebration

African University Day and Innovation Week 2016


  • 21-22 November 2017Executive Educational Technology Advice Forum

    - Demonstration Workshops
    - Exhibitions
    - Networking and Interaction
    - Trip to a model Smart Higher Education Institution
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  • 23 November 2017Main African University Week Celebration

    - Panel Discussion
    - Exhibitions
    - Networking and Mentoring
    - Launch of the African Research Repository
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  • 24 November 2017International Leadership Conference for Women in Higher Education

    - Panel Discussions
    - Exhibitions
    - Networking and Interaction
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Read more about our wonderful partners. We couldn’t do this without them!
  • Focus Mind Gh Ltd
  • Ghana Think Foundation
  • PeopleLink Africa Communications Ltd
  • SEWA Foundation
Focus Foundation Gh Ltd
Ghana Think Foundation
PeopleLink Africa Communications Ltd
SEWA Foundation

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