The Association of Women’s University in Africa is the apex organization and forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa.
It represents the voice of higher education in Africa on regional and international bodies and supports networking by institutions of higher education in teaching, research, information exchange and dissemination. The AAU, whose headquarters is in Accra, Ghana, was founded in Rabat, Morocco on November 12, 1967, following recommendations made at an earlier conference organized by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Antananarivo, Madagascar in September 1962 for the formation of such an apex organization.
The Mission of the AAU is to raise the quality of higher education in Africa and strengthen its contribution to African development by fostering collaboration among its member institutions; by providing support to their core functions of teaching, learning, research and community engagement; and by facilitating critical reflection on, and consensus-building around, issues affecting higher education and the development of Africa.
Our Vision is to maintain the AAU as the representative voice of the African higher education community both within and outside Africa.
Women’s University in Africa
P.O. Box MP 1222 Mount Pleasant
Phone: 263 4 333 139 / 332050
Cell: 263 91 263 880
Fax: 263 4 333 154
Women’s University in Africa Official Website: http://www.aau.org