Prof. Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General of ARUA, recently welcomed Ms. Claudia Frittelli, Program Officer at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to the ARUA Offices in Accra.
The ARUA Secretary-General, Prof. Ernest Aryeetey has met leaders of the Italian Higher Education with Africa (IHEA) Foundation for discussions aimed at exploring options for collaboration between the Foundation and ARUA.
This Early-Career Research Fellowship is being initiated by the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), with support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, to support a total of thirteen (13) Early-Career Research Fellows to undertake globally competitive research at the ARUA Centres of Excellence (CoEs).
Just ahead of the EU-AU summit, The Guild and African Research Universities Alliance’s (ARUA) panel discussion, organised on 14 February 2022, provided a timely outlook on what is needed to further strengthen African universities and African-European university collaborations in the long-term.
Through the proposed AU-EU Innovation Agenda, announced on 14 February ahead of the AU-EU summit, universities are assuming a central place in the development of AU-EU relations.
Developing a Stronger Research Ecosystem in Africa: Towards an Enhanced Role for Universities through Clusters of Excellence
Africa has many development aspirations, at the top of which is structural and institutional transformation. This transformation is what will facilitate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other aspirations.
MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY-GENERAL – I am happy to report that despite the pandemic, the number of ARUA activities in 2021 remained high and engaging. This was largely because, like many other organisations around the world, we used the available Information and Communications Technology quite effectively in organising our events and meetings.
Universities as gateways between Africa and Europe: promoting a sustainable EU-AU partnership through university collaboration
In 2017, the AU-EU summit paved the way for the recognition of science collaborations and the need for strengthening the research and innovation capacity of African universities as key priorities in the African-European partnership.
ARUA and The Guild call for the African Union and the European Union to act as levers for widespread and coordinated support for the African knowledge society
The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and The Guild emphasise the critical importance of strengthening African research universities in a wholistic way, calling to action the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU), national governments, public science bodies, and Universities and their communities themselves.
As policy-makers gear up for a summit on 17-18 February 2022 where a new multi-year strategic agreement (2021-27) between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) will be introduced, research universities sent a clear message that enhanced African-European university collaboration should be a key component of the agreement.