The Association for African Universities (AAU) instituted African University Day on 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:
On 12 November 2021, Stellenbosch University will host a virtual special African University Day seminar with the following programme.
|12 November 2021||African University Day Celebrations|
09:40 – 11:30 SAST
07:40 – 09:30 Ghana
10:40 – 12:30 Kenya
09h40-09:45: Opening and Message from AAU President
09:45-10:10: The postdoc career path among South African PhD graduates, 2000–2018, Prof Heidi Prozesky
10:10-11:30: Higher Education Policy, Partnerships and Strategies for development of Emerging Researchers in Africa
Moderators: Dr Nico Elema and Dr Palesa N. Mothapo
- Prof Sarah Howie, Director: Africa Centre for Scholaship, Stellenbosch University
- Mr Bheki Hadebe- Director High-end skills, Department of Science and Technology
- Prof Davis Mumbengegwi, Head of Multidisciplinary Research, University of Namibia
- Prof Eric Osei-Assibey, Dean: International Programmes Office, University of Ghana
- Dr Ethel Phiri, Lecturer: Department of Agronomy, Stellenbosch University
11:30 – 12:30 SAST
09:30 – 10:30 Ghana
12:30 – 13:30 Kenya
Dr Richard Munang
United Nations Environment Program, Africa Office
Africa's Research predicament – a pity-party or a rare opportunity for legacy under the changing climate.
Chair: Dr Palesa N. Mothapo