The African Universities’ Week (AU Week)

The African Universities’ Week (AU Week) is celebrated annually by universities in Africa to commemorate the birth of the AAU on the 12th November 1967 in Rabat, Morocco and has been celebrated by HEIs since the year 2000.
For the first time, one continental virtual weeklong event is planned for the 2020 AU Week Celebrations – instead of various physical events in different African Universities. The rich bouquet of program lined up for the week includes keynote addresses and webinars on various topical issues- including Open Access, Blended Education, Leadership by Women, and Geo-Tourism, among others. The program will also feature sessions dedicated to AAU members and opportunities for collaborating among themselves and with other institutions.
We kindly request that you help circulate information concerning the AU Week Celebrations (through your management team) to Ministries of Education, University Councils, Committees of Vice-Chancellors, and students in your country and respective region that you represent, to ensure their participation. Representatives from diverse sectors including – health, agricultural, financial, and educational industries, research institutions and corporate organizations are also invited to actively participate in the celebrations. Other public and private universities in each country which are non-members of the AAU, the media and the general public are also invited to join the celebrations to give visibility to the week and promote the activities of higher education institutions in their countries.
The theme for this year’s celebrations is – ‘Digital Transformation in African Higher and Tertiary Education’
More information about the African Universities’ Week is available below:
1. Concept Note:
2. Press Release issued on the upcoming African Universities’ Week:
3. Programme Outline:
4. Venue: Virtual, Association of African Universities’ E-Forum
5. Registration:

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