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.



Entrepreneurship at PAUWES - The Jua House
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Students from PAUWES, the University of Tlemcen and the National University of Lesotho have designed the Jua House: a net-zero-energy house using recyclable containers which also seeks to preserve, modernize and embrace the African architectural…

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The Pan African University Quality Assurance Workshop and the PAU Student Handbook June 2019
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From 17 to 19 June 2019, was held in Yaounde, Cameroon, the workshop on Quality Assurance and Academic Rules and Regulations. Organized by the AUC in collaboration with the GIZ, this workshop is the continuation of the first one which took place in…

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The Pan African University Strategic Plan – Moving onto the implementation Phase
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With the final endorsement of the Pan African University Strategic Plan 2020-2024 by the Bureau of the PAU Council on 7th June, the Pan African University moves onto the implementation phase

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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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