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​The Association for African Universities (AAU) instituted African University Day, 12 November, in 2005 to commemorate its creation in 1967. Since then, it has been celebrated by higher education institutions across the continent, including SU. The day allows us to reflect on the progress, challenges and opportunities of the higher education sector in Africa. 

Read more about the AAU's activities here: https://www.aau.org/​

On 12 November 2020, Stellenbosch University held second African University Day seminar, this year as a virtual seminar.

The programme for the day was as follows.

Time (Central Africa Time - CAT)DescriptionPerson
09:00 – 09:05Welcome and introductionsDr. Nico Elema
09:05 – 09:20 (15 mins)Word of welcome

Prof Hester Klopper

DVC: Strategy and Internationalisation

09:20 – 09:50 (20 mins)Sustainable Partnerships. Perspectives from Makarere University, Uganda
Prof ​Barnabas Nawangwe

Vice-Chancellor
09:50 – 10:10 (20 mins)Setting the scene  - status of partnerships with other African institutionsDr. Nico Elema
10:10 – 10:25 (15 mins)Presentation 1: Collaboration for Evidence-based Healthcare and Public Health: building capacity and fostering collaboration across partners in Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa and UgandaDr  Anke Rohwer
10:25 – 10:40 (15 mins)Presentation 2: Capacity strengthening of biomedical research within the framework of South-South collaboration between bilateral University partnerships of Cameroon and South AfricaDr  Graeme Jacobs
10:40 – 10:50 (10 mins)Q&A 

​BREAK (15 mins)​​

11:05 – 11:20 (15 mins)

Presentation 3: African University Research Alliance (ARUA) Centre for Excellence in Energy​

Dr. Neill Goosen

 

11:20 – 11:35 (15 mins)

Presentation 4: Partners Enhancing Resilience for People Exposed to Risks – PeriPeri-U

Mr Alberto Francioli
11:35 – 11:45 (10mins)Q&A 
11:45 – 12:00 (15mins)

Presentation 5: Partnering with African Universities to investigate Media Multitasking, Online

Vigilance and Academic Performance among University Students

Dr Daniel le Roux
12:00 – 12:15 (15 mins)

Presentation 6: NetAct - Network for African Congregational Theology

Prof Jurgens Hendriks
12:15 – 12:25 (10 mins)Q&A 
12:25 – 12:40 (15 mins)Summary and closingMr. Robert Kotze





AFRICAN UNIVERSITY DAY ARCHIVE