The Pan African University ( PAU) is the culmination of continental initiatives of the Commission of the African Union to revitalize higher education and research in Africa. It is a project that will exemplify excellence, enhance the attractiveness and global competitiveness of African higher education and research and establish the African University at the core of Africa’s development.
The Pan African University will greatly boost the population and retention of high level human resources and quality knowledge outputs and be able to attract the best intellectual capacity from all over the world.
The fifth hub in Southern Africa focusing on Space Sciences (PAUSS) will be established in South Africa, hosted by a consortium of 8 universities led by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. The European Union and the United States of America are interested in becoming Thematic Partners of PAUSS.
Furthermore, the Pan-African E-University as a sixth institute hosted at the PAU Rectorate in Cameroon is planned to provide e-learning programmes to a wider audience of students and researchers.