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ALU is pioneering a fresh approach to university education in the 21st century

Our Approach


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 25 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

Inaugural campus
Nations Represented
Online Resources
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Women Population

Latest News

Freshman Alert: Welcoming ALU’s Class of 2016

ALU is weeks away from welcoming the freshmen Class of 2016! Arise shares his thoughts on this milestone and his freshmen and future classmates.

SVP Pitch Party
Funding African Ventures with Macrello Schermer

Seedstar World Regional Manager for Africa, Marcello Schermer, talks on Funding African Ventures on his visit to facilitate ALU’s Student Ventures Programme

Virtual Reality for the African Education

Virtual Reality is slowing taking it’s place at the forefront of technology and its role in shaping the future of education in African in the 21st century.


As the 26th World Economic Forum on Africa comes to an end… read more


“Whether you are a student, employer or investor at ALU, you are part of a revolution. This is exactly what Fred Swaniker…” read more


Fred Swaniker: “Pour sortir de la Pauvreté en Afrique, il faut investir dans nos cerveaux” read more

Video Feature

ALU students worked with IBM in the Projects course to critically assess the healthcare landscape in five African countries…