Research Partnership

The University of Nairobi is part of associations that provide us with support and opportunity to network with other institutions of higher learning across Africa and globally

  • African Research University Alliances (ARUA)

The African Research University Alliance (ARUA)  is a consortium of 16 research intensive universities (University of Lagos, Nigeria;  University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Obafemi Awolowo University IIe-Ife, Nigeria; University of Ghana, Ghana; University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; University of Nairobi, Kenya; University of Cape Town, South Africa; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; University of Rwanda, Rwanda; University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; Makerere University, Uganda

  1. Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  2. University of Pretoria, South Africa
  3. Rhodes University, South Africa
  4. University of Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
  5. Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

spanning 9 countries in Africa.

ARUA aims to develop local research excellence through collaboration to find solutions to the development problems of Africa.

ARUA Priority Areas of Engagement

ARUA currently pushes its agenda in three areas, namely

  • collaborative research
  • Training and support for PhD's
  • Capacity building for research management

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  • Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA)

The Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa CARTA is an Africa-based, Africa-led initiative to rebuild and strengthen the capacity of African universities to locally produce well-trained and skilled researchers and scholars. The program addresses an important challenge facing the African academy i.e. the scarcity of a robust research and training infrastructure capable of offering the type of vibrant and sustained doctoral training necessary to attract, train and retain the continent's brightest minds.

CARTA is structured to fast-track the career development of the next generation of academics; build communities of fellows and mentors; reduce their isolation and; provide them a nurturing environment for research. CARTA's broad development goal is to increase use of cross-institutional collaboration to build research capacity of doctoral students and strengthen university systems to lead and conduct research on critical areas around public and population health in the region...Read more

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