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Welcome to IUCEA

Vision:  IUCEA becomes an exemplary common higher education area for a prosperous and sustainable East African Community by 2030.

Mission: To encourage and develop mutually beneficial collaboration between Member Universities and between them and Governments and other organizations, both public and private

IUCEA Core Values:  Accountability, Transparency, Unity, Diversity, Integrity, Professionalism and Teamwork

IUCEA executive members visiting IUCEA premise


The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA) will hold the 13th Annual Meeting and Conference in Bujumbura, Burundi. The Conference will be held on 5th and the Annual Meeting on 6th July 2022, each starting at 9:00 am.

The Annual Meeting is one of the statutory meetings of IUCEA, provided in accordance with Section 7 (1) and (2) of the IUCEA Act 2009. The Meeting comprises heads of IUCEA member universities, permanent/principal secretaries of ministries responsible for higher education, heads of national commissions and councils for higher education, heads of national commissions and councils for science and technology from the EAC Partner States, representatives of East African Business Council in each Partner State, students, and other higher education stakeholders.

The Annual Meeting will bring together higher education stakeholders to take stock of the development in higher education and research in the region, to enable IUCEA to appropriately advise the EAC Partner States on any aspects or matters related to higher education dynamics in the region and globally. Furthermore, the Annual Meeting creates an environment for the exchange of information and experiences on higher education and research matters in the region, thereby giving an opportunity to reflect on issues regarding developments in the sector and to come up with strategies for moving ahead.

Conference Theme:   “Strengthening academia-industry partnership for commercialization of research and innovation in the EAC: Prospects for regional integration”.

While the Conference is open to any interested individual to attend virtually,  IUCEA Members are welcome to attend both the Conference and the Annual Meeting virtually or physically, as they may wish.

For confirmation of your participation, please register here.

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