Meeting of ARUA Deputy Vice Chancellors

A meeting of all Deputy Vice Chancellors of ARUA member universities will take place at Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia on 28th February 2018. The meeting will review the progress of work on all current work initiatives.

For more information about this meeting, please send email to arua@ug.edu.gh

Workshop on ARUA Performance Indicators and Data-Gathering

With support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the African Research Universities Alliance will host a 2-day workshop in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 26-27 February 2018 for the purpose of agreeing on and setting performance indicators for member universities. The purpose of the workshop is to (a) present a preliminary knowledge profile of each university to serve as a baseline, using bibliometric data; (b) present a generic logic model to demonstrate how indicator data can be used to evaluate and monitor research impact; (c) share the lessons learnt from the HERANA project and (d) raise awareness of capacity required (related to the systems, organisational structures, processes and procedures) to enable data gathering and sharing on a sustainable basis. This will be informed by a questionnaire or survey on such capacity currently in place at member institutions that will be circulated to each university prior to the workshop.

For more information about this workshop, please send email to arua@ug.edu.gh

Meeting of the ARUA Board of Directors

The Board of the African Research Universities Alliance will meet on 31st January 2018 at the Wits Club, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. The Board includes all Vice Chancellors of the ARUA member universities. This meeting will approve the work programme and budget of ARUA for the period 2018-2019.

For more information about this meeting, please send email to arua@ug.edu.gh

Consultative Meeting on ARUA Centres of Excellence

The 1-day Consultative Meeting on ARUA Centres of Excellence will take place on 30th January 2018 at the Wits Club, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein. The meeting will bring together 13 Vice Chancellors of ARUA member universities, Heads of the Centres of Excellence and a number of potential funding agencies. They will discuss the focus of each centre and explore ways in which they can be funded.

For more information about this meeting, please send email to arua@ug.edu.gh

The UNU-WIDER Development Conference

The 2017 UNU-WIDER Development Conference took place on 5-6 April 2017 at the ISSER Conference Centre of University of Ghana. The conference, which was jointly organised with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), was under the theme of “Migration and Mobility – New Frontiers for Research and Policy”. His Excellency Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, and Her Excellency Ms Pirjo Suomela-Chowdhury, Ambassador of Finland in Accra, formally opened it. The two-day conference had two keynote speakers, three plenary sessions, and over twenty parallel and poster presentation sessions. Continue reading “The UNU-WIDER Development Conference”

ARUA’s International Launch Conference: “Research in Africa Rising”

Dates: 3-4 April 2017

Venue: Conference Facility, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana

The conference is intended to introduce this new network of African Research Universities to the global community of research stakeholders, including African governments and international development agencies. It will showcase research being undertaken in ARUA member universities. Presentations will cover all the 13 thematic areas that ARUA is currently interested in, and will be done in both plenary and parallel sessions. Continue reading “ARUA’s International Launch Conference: “Research in Africa Rising””