The PAU Institute for Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences, PAUGHSS is hosted at the University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon, representing Central Africa. It is one of the five Institutes of the Pan-African University.

Established in 20012, the Institute presently comprises two Masters and Ph.D programmes in "Governance and Regional Development", quartered in the University of Yaoundé II-Soa and in "Translation and Conference Interpretation" based in the Advanced School of Translators and Interpreters (ASTI) of the University of Buea.

The "Governance and Regional Integration programme", seeks to give Africans the necessary intellectual and practical capabilities in the field of good governance, sustainable development and the promotion of Regional Development in Africa, while the "Translation and Conference Interpretation" programme enables young Africans to acquire the necessary skills in the field of Translation and Conference Interpretation as well as in the development of African and cross-border languages.    

Host University

The University of Yaoundé II emerged from the former University of Yaoundé, founded in 1961, and specializes in the teaching and research of social sciences through two branches: Economics, Law and Political Sciences, and Communication and Information Technologies. The university counts with a student body of nearly 30,000, as well as 316 teachers and 480 administrative staff.