AU Pan-African University launches
DEVELOPMENT| July 30, 2012, 3:02 p.m.
The AU Pan African University proposed four years ago will admit its first students in September.
The PAU was proposed by the African Union in 2008. It will comprise five branches in centres across Africa, with each branch focusing on a specific area of study. PAU is intended to enable African students to embark on high-level, specialized fields of study in their own region.
The first three have accepted 300 students from over 1200 applicants, and will begin their courses in September.
The students will follow post-graduate courses in innovation and technology, life and earth sciences, basic sciences, humanities and social sciences.
Nigeria's University of Ibadan will host the West African institute, specialising in life and earth sciences. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Nairobi, Kenya, will host the East African institute, providing training in basic sciences, innovation and technology. The University of Yaoundé in Cameroon will teach humanities and social sciences. And the University of Tlemcen in Algeria will host the water, energy and climate change sciences.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has yet to choose the host country and university for the fifth node, which will provide specialised training in space science.
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