ARUA Centre of Excellence in Materials, Energy and Nanotechnology (CoE-MEN)
Director: Prof. Lesley Cornish
The ARUA (CoE-MEN) is currently hosted by the University of Witwatersrand and also includes the Universities of Pretoria, Nairobi and Ghana, together with the University of Dar es Salaam, Makerere University, Nelson Mandela University (although not an ARUA university) and University of Johannesburg (also not an ARUA university), with links to other non-ARUA universities in Africa.
The targeted research focuses on the development of materials science and new technologies that would enhance the development of Africa, especially for materials energy and Nanotechnology.
The ARUA (CoE-MEN) aims to become the hub for materials science and engineering universities in Africa, as well as to develop the necessary environment to build materials and energy research capacity and human capacity in Africa. Hence the collaboration with the African Materials Research Society whose main objective is to promote excellence in all aspects of materials research.
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