Centres of African Excellence

By establishing Centres of Excellence at leading African universities, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) aims to create modern educational capacities of supraregional influence. The improvements in the educational quality and the greater research capacity available at these world-class hubs will enable the next generation of leaders to acquire training in line with international standards.

The goal for each centre is to strive to develop its own impact on the region and beyond.

DAAD – with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office – is funding this programme.

Along with the largely interdisciplinary Master’s and PhD programmes, all of the centres impart supplementary knowledge in the areas Good Governance, management and other multidisciplinary skills (conflict management, team building, intercultural competence). Moreover, all of the centres have a scholarship programme.

This blog is particular shaped to offer a platform for communication between students, teachers, supervisors, management and stakeholders of the meanwhile eight centres of African Excellence as well as with community members who are interested in the working areas of the centres and in Higher Education in Africa in general.