About the African Universities 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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  • 13th August 2018Official Launch of the African Universities Week

    - Official Call for Essay Competition among universities on the AU Week theme
    #ProudlyAfrican #ImAnAfrican #TheAfricaWeWant #AFUniWeek #AfricanUniversitiesWeek
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  • Monday 12th November, 2018Official Opening of African Universities Week

    - Panel Discussion: Diversification, Differentiation, Harmonization and Accreditation of African Higher Education: The Case of Ghana

    - Vice Chancellors Forum: Free Senior High Education Policy: Implication for access, enrolment and quality of Tertiary Education in Ghana

    - Live updates and streaming from member universities:
    Eastern Africa
    Southern Africa
    Northern Africa
    Western Africa
    Central Africa

    - Exhibitions
    - Networking and Mentoring
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  • Tuesday 13th November, 2018Virtual Events

    - Studio Discussion 1: The AAU and Higher Education in Africa
    - Studio Discussion 2: The Role of Higher Education Institutions in Achieving Continental Initiatives (Agenda 2063, CESA 2015-2025)
    - Live updates and streaming from member universities:
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  • Wednesday 14th November, 2018Road Show: KNUST- Schools in Middle belt

    - AAU Talks on KNUST Campus (Student Session)
    - AAU Talks on KNUST Campus (Academics session) Women participation in HEI
    - “The Africa We Want”: The Role of Young People Panel
    - One on One interviews (Students and Academics)
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  • Thursday 15th November, 2018Virtual Events

    - Studio Discussion: An integrated continent based on the ideals of Pan-Africanism and the vision of Africa’s Renaissance
    - Students all over Africa to dress African and share it on Social media #IAmAfrican
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  • Friday 16th November, 2018Friday Morning: African Arts, Culture, and Technology (aFACT) Fair

  • Friday 16th November, 2018Friday Evening: African Students Night


Read more about our wonderful partners last year. We couldn’t have done it without them!
  • Focus Mind Gh Ltd
  • Ghana Think Foundation
  • SEWA Foundation
Focus Foundation Gh Ltd
Ghana Think Foundation
SEWA Foundation


AAU Secretariat