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.



Reinforcing Higher Education in Africa

With 70% of the entire population under 30, youth are one of Africa’s greatest reasons for optimism, and access to higher education for this youth should be a major driver for economic development, social cohesion and lasting peace. Yet, tapping into…

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Pan African University Commissions First Permanent Rector in Yaounde-Cameroon

Professor Jean Koulidiati, Rector of the Pan African University, was officially commissioned into his new functions on 27 October 2023 in Yaounde, Cameroon, headquarters of the Rectorate of the Pan African University.

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L’Université panafricaine nomme son premier recteur permanent lors d’une cérémonie à Yaoundé

Le professeur Jean Koulidiati, recteur de l’Université panafricaine, a été officiellement installé dans ses nouvelles fonctions le 27 octobre 2023 à Yaoundé, au Cameroun, siège du rectorat de l’Université panafricaine.

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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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