ARUA - The Guild Conference Programme and Speakers

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Programme (Brussels time) - download it here

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and introduction

Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General, ARUA
Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General, The Guild

10:15 - 10:25

Opening address

Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, AU Commission

10:25 -11:00

Keynote presentations | Africa’s Research Capacity: performance and potential

Nico Cloete, higher education Research Professor, Stellenbosch University and Guest Professor, University of Oslo
Peter Maassen, Professor in Higher Education Studies, University of Oslo and Extraordinary Professor, Stellenbosch University
Jane Catherine Ngila, Acting Executive Director, African Academy of Sciences

11:00 - 12:00

Panel 1 | Universities and the Future: what role should higher education play in a post-pandemic AU-EU strategic relationship?

Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, Vice-Chancellor, University of Ghana
Adam Habib, Director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice-Chancellor, Makerere University
Bernd Scholz-Reiter, Rector, University of Bremen and Vice-President for International Affairs, German Rectors´ Conference
Svein Stølen, Rector, University of Oslo
Moderated by 'Funmi Olonisakin, Vice President (Global Engagement), King’s College London

12:00 – 12:25


12:25 – 13:20

Panel 2 | Strengthening African Knowledge Societies Through University Research: state-of-play and way forward

Ama de-Graft Aikins, British Academy Global Professor, University College London
Murray Leibbrandt, Professor, University of Cape Town
Mwapatsa Mipando, Dean, University of Malawi
Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean, Makerere University
Moderated by Paul Garside, Dean for Global Engagement (Africa and the Middle East), University of Glasgow

13:20 – 14:15

Panel 3 | Towards a New Research and Innovation Agenda: universities in AU-EU relations

Souad Aden-Osman, Executive Director, Coalition for Dialogue on Africa
Carla Montesi, Director for Green Deal, Digital Agenda, DG International Partnerships, European Commission
Mahama Ouedraogo, Acting Director for Human Resources, Science & Technology, AU Commission
Maria Cristina Russo, Director Global Approach & International Cooperation in R&I, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission
Moderated by Ernest Aryeetey, Secretary-General, ARUA

14:15 – 14:30

Closing remarks

Njuguna Ndung’u, Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium

Slim Khalbous, Rector, Association of Francophone Universities
Jan Palmowski, Secretary-General, The Guild

Speakers - download the bios here

Sarah Anyang Agbor
Nana Aba Appiah Amfo
Souad Aden-Osman
Ernest Aryeetey
Nico Cloete
Ama de-Graft Aikins
Paul Garside
Adam Habib
Slim Khalbous
Murray Leibbrandt
Peter Maassen
Mwapatsa Mipando
Carla Montesi
Barnabas Nawangwe
Njuguna Ndung'u


Jane Catherine Ngila
'Funmi Olonisakin
Mahama Ouedraogo
Jan Palmowski
Maria Cristina Russo
Bernd Scholz-Reiter
Svein Stølen
Rhoda Wanyenze


Published Oct. 4, 2021 10:43 AM - Last modified Nov. 17, 2021 2:19 PM