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Confronting our Common Challenges

Confronting our Common Challenges

Africa and Europe have a unique opportunity to develop their relationship in new, strategic ways, through collaboration on common global challenges that delivers on the key objectives of the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU).

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Research universities’ multiple responses to COVID-19

By Emmanuel Abbey, Emmanuel Adu-Danso and Ernest Aryeetey

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a devastating effect on education worldwide. Schools and universities have been shut down, like everything else. Universities around the world have responded positively, intensifying research to find solutions, assisting their governments in developing ways to contain the pandemic, and finding other channels to deliver on their mandate.

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ARUA Opens Accra Office

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) has formally opened its offices in Accra. The formal opening of the offices took place on Monday, 2nd March 2020, and this was done by the Chairman of the ARUA Board of Directors, Professor Idowu Olayinka, Vice Chancellor of University of Ibadan.

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ARUA Signs Memorandum of Understanding with University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, 28th February 2020 at the Turnbull Room, University of Glasgow. The purpose of the “MoU is to develop research co-operation and to promote mutual understanding between the two parties”.   

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ARUA VCs Meet with PLuS Alliance

Four ARUA Universities are currently meeting at King’s College London with the PLuS Alliance (4-5 February) to discuss possible collaboration at an Africa Roundtable. The Vice Chancellors of the Universities of Ibadan, Ghana and Makerere and the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) for Nairobi are discussing with the PLuS Alliance, made up of Arizona State University, King’s College London and University of New South Wales, Australia ways in which they can work together. They are looking at developing values-based initiatives for engineering education/research, the health sciences and online education. It is hoped that the lessons from the partnership would be extended to other African universities.

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Position Vacancy

Project Coordinator: ARUA/UKRI Centres of Excellence Project

In October 2018, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) entered into an agreement that would see UKRI provide two sets of grants to support the work of ARUA Centres of Excellence. In this exciting partnership, ARUA and UKRI have agreed to work together to tackle a number of global development challenges, including poverty and inequality, climate change, food security and unemployment. The two institutions have a shared commitment to build the capacity of African institutions to generate knowledge around different thematic areas.

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Quantum Leap for Africa-based Research

Dear VCs and DVCs,

It is with great pleasure that I share with you information about the on-going partnership between IBM and University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) which has resulted in the expansion of the tech giant’s quantum computing efforts in Africa.

Wits University has become the first African partner on the IBM Q Network, and will be the gateway for researchers and academics from ARUA to gain access to IBM Q’s most-advanced quantum computing systems and software for teaching quantum information science and exploring early applications.

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