About Us

Reimagining University

ALU is pioneering a fresh approach to higher education in the 21st century; offering accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in a unique and imaginative way. By integrating students’ learning with the real world, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, equipping each student to think entrepreneurially, and employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods, ALU is pioneering a new take on higher education and leadership development.

ALU develops skills in its graduates to ensure they will remain relevant even as the world changes. It also develops its students intellectually, provides them with work experience, and develops their “whole” being. ALU is opening campuses around Africa that will ultimately train 3 million entrepreneurial, ethical leaders for Africa and the world by 2060. Although based in Africa, ALU welcomes students from all around the world to its campuses. One campus is currently open on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius (known as the African Leadership College) and a second one is in Rwanda. ALU was founded in 2013 by renowned Ghanaian educationalist Fred Swaniker. Mrs. Graça Machel serves as our Chancellor.

ALU Working Statement on Diversity*

ALU was founded to facilitate the growth and development of agents of positive change for Africa and for the world. Diversity is one of our founding values, and is core to what the institution is, who it comprises, and who it will reach. ALU is firmly committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is intellectually rigorous, and humanly inclusive, regardless of religion, nationality, ethnicity, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, political ideology, or disability. This commitment takes place at all levels of institutional programing, from staff and faculty hiring, through student life, research, pedagogy, and partnerships. In ensuring that this takes place, ALU (will offer) exemplary training for all members of our community and our network pertaining to self awareness, dialogue, respect, and inclusivity, that grows and deepens with the organization, and requires perpetual refinement and practice. In so doing, we hope to become an exemplary institution through which the power of conscious diversity is demonstrated in today’s complex world.

* This is a living section and therefore subject to review and revision as appropriate. Please feel free to email feedback and suggestions to diversity@alueducation.com.

Last updated on April 4th, 2017.