The Association of African Universities (AAU), established in November 1967, serves as the apex organization and a strategic forum for consultation, exchange of information and co-operation among institutions of higher education in Africa, and represents the voice of the African higher education community.

The AAU prioritizes the promoting of quality higher education towards Africa’s development. Mandated by the African Union to implement activities leading to the harmonization of African Higher Education, the AAU, under its “Quality Assurance Support Programme facilitates networking and information exchange between and among African Quality Assurance agencies towards establishing regional and continental networks in higher education.