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.

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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.

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Inaugural conference identifies collaboration themes, strengthens pan-African networks

ARUA’s International Launch Conference 2017

Climate change, political instability, inequality, migration and the burden of disease are some of the major challenges confronting humanity today, and they require concomitant collaboration across ideological, geographical and scientific borders, so that holistic, lasting solutions can be developed to benefit society.

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

9 Feb 2017

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.

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ARUA Launches First Centre of Excellence

African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) has launched the first of 13 Centres of Excellence (CoE) at an event held at the University of Cape Town. The launch workshop for the African Centre of Excellence for Inequality Research (ACEIR) took place at the UCT School of Economics on 10-11 May, 2018.

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