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Warwick in Africa


Africa is undergoing a remarkable period of economic and social transformation, with higher education playing a key role. Through deepening our understanding of priorities and development needs of our partners, Warwick is building collaborations rooted in principles of equality and mutually beneficial engagement.

About The Hub

The Warwick Africa Hub focuses on advancing new research ideas unconstrained by disciplinary boundaries. Its ambition is for collaborations that extend beyond universities to include non-governmental organisations, international institutions, private research institutes and private sector bodies.

Governance Structure

Capacity building in Africa

Through our links with The Guild of European Research Intensive UniversitiesLink opens in a new window, Warwick works closely with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA)Link opens in a new window and its member universities to establish sustainable research and education partnerships with universities and researchers in Africa. Our other networks and initiatives include:


African Visiting Research Fellow

We are supporting the development of the next-generation African research leaders. Research Fellows visit Warwick and establish connections with academics and departments with the aim of developing an application for an externally funded fellowship.

Warwick in Africa

A student volunteering and education programme that works with schools across Africa to support teachers to raise aspirations in their learners by providing the best possible education.

The Ashinaga AssociationLink opens in a new window

Our partnership with the Association brings the brightest minds from across Sub-Saharan Africa, who have been orphaned or grown up with a single parent, to study at the University.

The African Woman Playwrights Network

The Network is a research platform that takes the form of a virtual community of female creative practitioners living in Africa or from the African diaspora.

Visiting Professor/Associate Professor

Our fellowships create links with academics and other high-profile figures from Africa who can help us achieve our mission and enrich the academic life of the University for both staff and students.

Warwick Africa SummitLink opens in a new window

A student-organised annual interdisciplinary conference focused on African development, with politicians, bankers, entrepreneurs, activists and philanthropists participating.


Our impact in Africa

We have strong cross-cultural relationships with individuals and institutions across sub-Saharan Africa. Our new collaborations are driving global change and below are a few example case studies:


Africa Research Fellowships

The Africa Research Fellowship, hosted by IAS, provides a route for outstanding postdoctoral researchers to visit Warwick and establish connections with academics and departments. The Fellowship programme supports early career researchers in developing an application to an external funding body which could allow them to develop their academic career.

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Launch of the Warwick Africa Hub

One of our key strategies is to connect with African partners to address global challenges and support the development of the region’s leaders in research, education, and beyond.

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Hear from our international academic leads


This image shows a profile shot of Professor Franklin Lisk

"I am delighted to be taking on the role of Academic Director for Africa (jointly with Dan Branch) which reflects Warwick’s commitment, as one of the world’s leading international universities, to strengthen its engagement with Africa in a mutually beneficial manner. I look forward to working with the entire Warwick community and beyond towards delivering on this commitment."

Professor Franklyn Lisk (Visiting Professorial Research Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)

This image shows a profile shot of Professor Daniel Branch

"There are already a number of strong ties between Warwick academics and their colleagues in a range of different African universities. Working closely with such partners, I hope we can build upon this foundation with new research and teaching partnerships to include non-governmental organisations, international institutions, private research institutes and private sector bodies."

Professor Dan Branch (Academic Director of Doctoral College & Co-Academic Director, Africa in International Relations & Strategy Group)

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Funding Opportunities

We have internal and external funding opportunities that aim to strengthen or initiate exchange between Warwick academics and their counterparts from leading global universities, institutes, and industry.

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