Research Themes

Natural Sciences

  • Climate change
  • Food security
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Materials development and nanotechnology
  • Energy
  • Water conservation

Social Sciences / Humanities

  • Mobility & migration
  • Poverty & inequality
  • Unemployment & skills development
  • Notions of identity
  • Good governance
  • Post-conflict societies
  • Urbanisation and habitable cities

Call for expressions of interest in hosting Centres of Excellence

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) is pursuing its goal of enhancing research and graduate training in member universities through a number of channels, including the setting up of Centres of Excellence (CoEs) to be hosted by member universities. A Centre of Excellence (CoE) may be defined as “a team, a shared facility or an entity that provides leadership, best practices, research, support and/or training for a focus area. The focus area might be a technology (e.g. Java), a business concept (e.g. BPM), a skill (e.g. negotiation) or a broad area of study (e.g. women’s health). A center of excellence may also be aimed at revitalizing stalled initiatives.

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