Key activity in the Africa region

The University has a deep and longstanding relationship with Africa. Today it is proud of its high-profile scholarship programmes, ambitious partnerships and impactful interdisciplinary research.

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Insight into our key strategic partners across Africa.


Insight into our key research projects across Africa.

Engagement with the African continent

"It is important that our engagement is rooted in listening, learning and commitment. We can learn from our African colleagues. By listening and observing we can form a deeper understanding of the role we can play as an institution when working with partners across the African continent."

Professor Sir Peter Mathieson, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of Edinburgh

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Nurturing a community of skilled, entrepreneurial, and justice-oriented climate leaders from across Africa.

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The Principal's African Partnership Fund will commit a quarter of a million pounds to build collaborations with African colleagues.

At a glance

  • 922 students from over 33 African countries currently study with us
  • 3600 alumni from 45 African countries
  • 3,000 research outputs with 84 institutions across Africa

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