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Strengthening the African knowledge society: towards more sustainable African-European university partnerships

22 November 2021 – virtual conference

The African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the EU’s vision for Global Gateways prioritising an AU-EU strategic partnership have both set ambitions to develop an African knowledge society through research and innovation. This is crucial to strengthen a prosperous Africa based on inclusive growth and sustainable development. We need a new approach to tackle the AU’s and EU’s common challenges, from climate change to health to digitalisation.

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Can ARUA lead Africa on the path to research excellence?

By Ernest Aryeetey, Emmanuel Abbey, Emmanuel Adu-Danso and Gerald Ouma 

The African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA), driven by a need to establish a culture of publishing verifiable data about African universities, has launched a report titled Research Profiles of ARUA Universities: Emerging trends 2015-2017.

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Lund University awards Honorary Doctorate Degree to ARUA Secretary-General

Lund University, Sweden, invited the ARUA-Secretary-General Professor Ernest Aryeetey to receive an Honorary Doctorate degree in May 2020. The award ceremony was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The University has recently decided to merge the 2020 and 2021 award ceremonies, which will take place virtually at 10 am (GMT) on Friday, 28th May 2021. The ceremony will be live streamed from the website of Lund University on

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Early-Career Research Fellowships

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).

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