ARUA – African Research Universities Alliance

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ARUA’s vision is to make African researchers and institutions globally competitive while contributing to the generation of knowledge for socio-economic transformation in Africa.

Member Universities

  • University of Lagos, Nigeria
  • University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Obafemi Awolowo University lle-Ife, Nigeria
  • University of Ghana, Ghana
  • University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
  • University of Rwanda
  • University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal
  • Makerere University, Uganda
  • University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Rhodes University, South Africa
  • University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  • Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

ARUA is intended to develop local research excellence through collaboration to find solutions to the development problems of Africa. It is set to become a pan-African network for bringing research and academic excellence to the fore throughout the region by developing strong and viable research universities.

Natural Sciences

  • Climate change
  • Food security
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Materials development and nanotechnology
  • Energy
  • Water conservation

Social Sciences / Humanities

  • Mobility & migration
  • Poverty & inequality
  • Unemployment & skills development
  • Notions of identity
  • Good governance
  • Post-conflict societies
  • Urbanisation and habitable cities

Association or other Organisation

West Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa

Officially based in:
Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda

Contact Details

The Secretary-General
African Research Universities Alliance
℅ ISSER, E.N. Omaboe Building Complex
University of Ghana
P.O. Box LG74

Tel: +233 203 501182

University of the Witwatersrand
Private Bag X 3