Durham University has a long-standing history of engagement with Africa, including links to Sierra Leone and Nigeria dating back to the 19th Century. The University engages with African institutions through a number of bilateral partnerships as well as via our membership of networks such as the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU). Our academics work in partnership with counterparts across Africa to address pressing global challenges such as climate change, conflict resolution and infectious diseases, to name just a few.
This section highlights some of the collaborative research and other activities with our partners in the Africa region.
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS)
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in Africa
Each year several hundred students from some 25 African countries join our vibrant academic community. We also have a range of scholarship opportunities available to applicants from Africa, including Chevening and Commonwealth partnership awards and the prestigious the Ruth First Scholarship.
We are proud of our growing community of alumni from across Africa. Our Alumni Office and International Office teams regularly engage with former students in major cities across the continent.
We are always keen to hear from peer institutions in Africa who are keen to collaborate in research and education.