The Pan African University (PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa, under the Second Decade of Education for Africa and the consolidated Plan of Action of Science and Technology for Africa. It will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa's development.



2022-2023 Scholarships Call PAU Alumni in Benin coach young aspiring candidates
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The guidance and coaching session took place on 10 August 2022, in the University of Abomey-Calavi.

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PAUGHSS Students tell how to join the great PAU family !
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In a series of videos produced in English, French and Arabic, students of the Pan African University Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) showcase the Pan African University as a flagship AU-funded academic institution,…

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Prof. Mohammed Belhocine visits the four PAU Institutes.
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After assuming office on January 2022, the AU Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, H.E. Prof. Mohammed Belhocine embarked on a three-month tour in Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon and Algeria, to visit the four Pan African…

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The Rectorate is responsible for the daily management of the PAU and is headed by the Rector who is the Chief Executive Officer of the PAU.

At the Malabo Summit held in June 2015, African Heads of State and Government adopted Decision EX.CL/Dec.829 to host the Rectorate of the Panafrican University. Following this decision, a high level panel was set up by Decision EX.CL/Dec.829  (XXV) to designate the country that will host the PAU Rectorate. Considering the report by this panel, the Executive Council selected Cameroon as host country and recommended the designation of Cameroon by the Ordinary session of the African Union Assembly who endorsed the selection in January 2016.

The Pan African University is a flagship project of the African Union

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