Vacancy Announcement: Director of Research and Academic Planning

The Governing Board of the AAU has approved that the position be filled. Following the end of term of the current Director of Research and Academic Planning in September 2021.

Call for Nominations to AAU's Governing Board

The Association of African Universities is calling for nominations from members of the Association for the positions of President, Vice-Presidents and members of the Governing Board to serve for the period 2021 – 2025.

Vacancy Announcement: Bilingual Executive Assistant to the Secretary General

The Association currently has a vacancy for a Bilingual Executive Assistant to the Secretary General
since 1967

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  • AAU is a prestigious network that provides a continental platform for its member universities to meet, network, share knowledge, share experiences, broker partnerships and collaborate with each other in a diversity of areas related to their areas of specialization, research interests, teaching and learning.
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  • Eligibility for paid up members to participate in various continental initiatives – e.g. discounted fees for the African Quality Rating Mechanism Institutional Evaluations