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.

Continue reading

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.

Continue reading

First for Africa: Wits-IBM to expand quantum computing in Africa

Partnership will accelerate quantum research and drive educational opportunities in quantum computing with African Research Universities Alliance

Wits University is the first African partner on the IBM Quantum Computing (IBM Q) Network and will be the gateway for academics across South Africa and to the 15 universities who are part of the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA).

Continue reading

Building capacity and driving research excellence together

African Research Universities Alliance and UK Research and Innovation working together to address the Sustainable Development Goals

In an exciting new international partnership, the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) have joined-forces to use their collective knowledge, skills and regional expertise to tackle global challenges such as extreme poverty and disease, fragile states and displacement, gender inequalities and food insecurity.

Download full article PDF

DVC-Research Meeting, #2 for 2019

The Secretary-General of ARUA has announced the dates for the second meeting of the ARUA DVCs in 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Makerere University in Kampala and is most likely to take place on 4 and 5 September 2019.

Continue reading

Professor Stuart Taberner discusses his hopes for the ARUA – N8 conference

In under a week (May 8th), academics from ARUA and a number of British universities will meet to discuss closer research ties. In this podcast, Professor Stuart Taberner, Dean for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Leeds, discusses the aims of the meeting – to identify research projects that tackle the big issues facing the world: climate change, food security, disease, rebuilding post-conflict societies etc. Successful projects could secure funding from the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).

To find out more about the GCRF and the University of Leeds involvement with GCRF follow this link: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4404/tackling_the_worlds_big_problems

4th Floor, Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences Building
#1 Research Crescent, Casely Hayford Road,
Airport Residential Area, Accra, Ghana
Ghana Post Digital Address: GA-018-1233

The Secretary-General
African Research Universities Alliance
C/O Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences
PO. Box M32, Accra-Ghana
Email: arua@ug.edu.gh