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Warwick African Summit

The Warwick Africa Hub

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.

The Hub is hosted within IAS, which 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.

Warwick Africa Hub Launch & Distinguished Africa Lecture

Event gallery

Our thanks goes to all our speakers and guests who helped make the Hub launch such an engaging day.

African Visiting Research Fellow

IAS supports 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.

Visiting Professor / Associate Professor

IAS fellowships create substantial 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 Summit (WAS)

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

Featured research

Professor Franklyn 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 Dan 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." 

Ashinaga association

The Ashinaga Association

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.
African Women's playwrite association

The African Women 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.
African medic

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.

Latest news

Professor Franklyn Lisk, Academic Director for Africa, gives an update on developing collaborations with African partners based on his recent visit to South Africa.

The 6th annual Warwick Africa Summit addresses the potential that African nations can unlock once united

“Strengthening the African knowledge society: towards more sustainable African-European university partnerships” by ARUA and the Guild. Read debate highlights and watch full recording

Warwick Institute of Employment Research (IER) secures funding for the inaugural Innovation for African Universities programme

Warwick Researchers to provide COVID-19 Intervention Modelling for East Africa (CIMEA)

Our networks

Both through bilateral links and through The Guild of European Research Intensive Universities, Warwick works closely with the African Research Universities Alliance (ARUA) and its member universities to establish sustainable research and education partnerships with universities and researchers in Africa.

WMS is a partner in the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and supports the building of public health capacity within Africa through supervision, training and teaching of PhD fellowships.