About Us

Reimagining University

African Leadership University is higher education for a higher purpose. We believe that young people hold the potential to become the ethical, entrepreneurial leaders our continent and planet need. Our role is to unlock that potential through a one-of-a-kind learning experience that gives students the foundation for a lifetime of leading positive change.

We have designed our entire institution around young people’s agency and autonomy as changemakers. Students declare missions, not majors – defining their educational experience by the impact they want to make in the world. And students needn’t wait until after graduation to start making that impact. At ALU, we break down the walls between academia and “the real world,” with just 10% of learning happening in the classroom and the rest unfolding in hands-on settings like internships and off-campus projects. We believe students learn best when they can see their education in action, and that some of the greatest lessons come not only from our world-class faculty and staff, but also from industry professionals and peers.

Many have called our approach unconventional, disruptive, and even crazy. But as our footprint grows to include two campuses in Mauritius and Rwanda that host over 1500 students and 170 team members, we are showing the world that it’s just crazy enough to work. Today, ALU is sought out by top tier universities and international press to share our methods with the world. We are humbled to help nurture a new era of higher education that unleashes the amazing change young people can create. The moment for that change is long overdue.

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Last updated on April 4th, 2017.