Researchers with their sights on tackling the world’s biggest problems

In just under two weeks, academics from ARUA and eight British universities will meet in Ghana with the aim of forging a new chapter in research collaboration.

Researchers will be looking to form partnerships to investigate the big problems facing the world: climate change, water conservation, disease, sustainable food production, the rebuilding of post-conflict societies – to name just a few.

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University of Glasgow Hosts ARUA Secretary-General

University of Glasgow Hosts ARUA Secretary-General

University of Glasgow played host to the Secretary-General of the African Research Universities Alliance, Professor Ernest Aryeetey, on 11th March 2019. The visit to University of Glasgow was at the invitation of the Dean for Global Engagement (Africa and Middle East), Professor Paul Garside. It was planned to facilitate follow-up discussions after the earlier meeting of ARUA Vice Chancellors and the Russell Group of Vice Chancellors in London last October. The Russell Group is currently chaired by Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice Chancellor of University of Glasgow. In a tweet, Professor Muscatelli welcomed Professor Ernest Aryeetey to University of Glasgow.

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Launch of the ARUA CoE in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology

The joint launch of the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (ARUA CoE MEN) and the ARUA Centre of Excellence in Migration and Mobility (ARUA CoE M&M) took place on the 15th November 2018 at the University of the Witwatersrand. For ARUA CoE MEN, the launch was preceded by a nearly day-long workshop. Continue reading “Launch of the ARUA CoE in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology”

ARUA Vice Chancellors visit UKRI and the Russell Group

The umbrella organization for managing research in the United Kingdom, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) in setting up the latter’s 13 Centres of Excellence. Following the signing of the MoU in September 2018, UKRI invited ARUA Vice Chancellors to meetings with UKRI Senior Management to discuss the scope of the partnership. The visit was also for the purpose of meeting with the Russell Group Vice Chancellors in London to discuss possible collaboration between the two networks. The visit took place on 24-25 October 2018. Continue reading “ARUA Vice Chancellors visit UKRI and the Russell Group”

ARUA Launches Two Centres of Excellence at University of Lagos

ARUA DVCs (Research) and the Senior Management of University of Lagos

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) launched two new Centres of Excellence on 6th September 2018 at University of Lagos. The launch of the two centres, ‘Unemployment and Skills Development’ and ‘Urbanization and Habitable Cities’ coincided with the bi-annual meeting of ARUA Deputy Vice Chancellors (Research) hosted by University of Lagos. The launch ceremony was presided over by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe. All the DVCs attending the bi-annual meeting were present. Also present were various regional experts and academics working in the areas of the two Centres. Continue reading “ARUA Launches Two Centres of Excellence at University of Lagos”

Concept Note for the Launch & Inauguration of the ARUA Collaboration Workshop

Setting the Research Agenda For:

  1. Urbanization and Habitable Cities in Africa; &
  2. Unemployment and Skills Development in Africa

Thursday, September 6th and Friday September 7th, 2018.

Workshop Objectives:

  • To bring together ARUA institutions across the thematic areas to improve research collaboration
  • To identify common challenges across ARUA Universities and foster innovative and solution focused research
  • To determine a common research agenda for each thematic area
  • To chart a common pathway for promoting research capacities and implementation of research agenda

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African Doctoral Academy Winter School 2018

For Doctoral Candidates and Supervisors
Early-Bird Applications Open

2 – 13 July 2018,  Preparatory Session: 28 – 30 June 2018

The ADA’s bi-annual, two-week long Doctoral Schools take place every year in Summer (January) and Winter (June-July) and aim to offer high impact research and methodology training for prospective and current PhD candidates, their supervisors and researchers from a variety of fields. The African Doctoral Academy (ADA) Winter School takes place this year from 2 – 13 July 2018.

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