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The new Executive Secretary, Professor Alexandre Lyambabaje assumed duty on 6th November 2015 to lead the Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) for the next five years. 

This follows the end of tenure of Prof. Mayunga H. H. Nkunya who led the institution since 2010. Prof. Lyambabaje brings vast experience from Rwanda where he has worked in several Ministries including the Ministry of Commerce, Tourism Industry, Investments Promotion and Cooperatives as Cabinet Minister.

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IUCEA to hold University Students Forum On the Role of Higher Education in Regional Integration

Inter-University Council for East Africa will hold University Students Forum, Tanzania Chapter on 4th – 5th May 2015 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Students will be informed on EAC mandate; the roles and functions of IUCEA and support offered by IUCEA to universities and other stakeholders; Harmonization of education systems in EAC: Opportunities, Challenges; and opportunity for regional integration through research. 
During the presentations, students will be provided with information on the ongoing initiatives to promote higher education and research in the region as well as on the achievements in quality assurance and harmonization of higher education to transform EAC into a common higher education area by 2015. Initiatives towards promotion of research on regional issues will be also presented. Read More

Efforts to establish Africa Centers of Excellence II (ACE II) Underway

World Bank to Fund it under Regional Higher Education Project
IUCEA to coordinate the project

The World Bank (WB) in partnership with Eastern and Southern African countries is developing a regional higher education centers of excellence project to promote regional specialization and excellence among participating universities within areas that address particular common development challenges; and strengthen the capacities of these universities to deliver high quality training and applied research.

The main objective of the project is to meet the demand for skills required for Africa's development in areas such as agriculture, energy, extractive industries, etc., while strengthening the innovation capacity of the best African higher education institutions in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and other relevant disciplines. This project [the Eastern and Southern Africa Higher Education Centers of Excellence Project (ACE II)] covers 10 countries in the region – Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe that have expressed interest in participating in ACE II. Read More

Dicta Asiimwe Of The East African Newspaper Wins Higher Education Reporting Award

The Award was sponsored by IUCEA
Dicta Asiimwe of the East African Newspaper won the Higher Education Reporting Award and James Karuhanga (The New Times) became the second. The Awarding Ceremony took place in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 14th May, 2015 at Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel. IUCEA Executive Secretary was represented by Prof. Yunus Mgaya, Executive Secretary, Tanzania Commission for Universities. The 7th East African Media Summit took place on 14th -15th May 2015 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam. It was officiated by Minister for East African Affairs Tanzania and Cooperation, and Chairperson, Council of EAC Ministers Dr. Harrison Mwakyembe. The theme of the meeting was “The Role of the Media in Deepening Democracy in the Region”.
The award was initiated by IUCEA to encourage and support journalist to sensitize the East African citizens the role of IUCEA in developing higher education, human resource and research.
The meeting came up with resolutions as follows:
We the participants of the 7th East African Community-East African Business Council (EAC –EABC) Media Summit held on 14-15 May, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dar es Salaam, and United Republic of Tanzania: ...Read More


President of the Republic of Uganda, HE Yoweri Kaguta Museveni urged universities to devote more time to research, innovations and career guidance so as to help children study courses that are relevant to the needs of the society. Opening the 4th IUCEA Annual meeting on 27th March, 2013 ... Download

IUCEA Special Issue on 10 years Anniversary of the IUCEA



2.Special Message from the IUCEA Executive Secretary

3.Celebrations of the 10th Aniversary of Revitalization the IUCEA

•A Statement by Dr. Diodorus Buberwa Kamala, Minister for East African Affairs, Tanzania

and Chairperson of the East African Community Council of Ministers on the 10th Anniversary of the IUCEA

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