At ALU, we resist the pressure to conduct tertiary education the way it has always been done. We challenge existing beliefs so that we only keep what works, and reimagine the rest. Our mission is to create a more prosperous and peaceful Africa by developing the next generation of ethical and entrepreneurial African leaders. We prepare students for a successful and meaningful life and career in the 21st century – with a shared vision for a better Africa.
Mauritius Campus: African Leadership College
ALU’s inaugural campus opened its doors in October 2015, welcoming 180 students to the island. Located on the tropical Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, the African Leadership College (ALC) is the first of several ALU campuses that will be spread across the African continent. ALC has partnered with Scottish University, Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) as its founding academic and accreditation partner.
Nicole Kirui is interning at Royal Media Services, the largest electronic Media House in Kenya. It is home to some of the East African nation’s most popular television and radio channels.
I want to leverage my knowledge and experience within the investment sector and especially impact investing because I strongly believe that a good investment can create a social impact but also can generate a financial return for its long-term sustainability.
ALU students worked with IBM in the Projects course to critically assess the healthcare landscape in five African countries…
Professor Valerie Webster
My favourite thing has been sitting in the classes, listening to students, visiting the students in their residences and getting a feel for how they are enthused to be starting off on their journeys.
Daniel Lifuka Sichinga
During our three or four years at ALU, we’re going to go through a process of transformation
The traditional model of university has become lethargic and unidirectional. This is an opportunity to be the creative producers of a new Africa.
My vision is that everyone’s dream can become a reality no matter how impossible it seems. If you make the effort to learn and nurture the skills and talents that you have, you can make it happen
Growing up, I hated school because I was studying but not learning. I was not happy. My vision for ALU is that I’ll want to wake up everyday and feel like I want to come to school.
I feel relieved knowing that I’m leaving my child is in capable hands. Relieved that I’m not at home imagining what she’s doing but I can visualise it. I can go to rest knowing that she will be fine. I can actually go to rest knowing that Africa will be fine.
I am here to redefine myself so that I can redefine my community.