Two Alumni from ALU’s Inaugural Class Named Schwarzman Scholars

For the sixth class of Schwarzman Scholars, alumni Melissa Kariuki and Arinze Obiezue were selected to join a cohort of 154 individuals chosen from more than 3600 applicants to study China and its expanding geopolitical influence in the world. They are both the first Schwarzman Scholars from ALU. The Schwarzman Scholars Program, created by Blackstone […]

Creating impact, one mission at a time

“Students at ALU declare missions, not majors —because our continent needs leaders who can solve the world’s greatest challenges and capture its greatest opportunities. We need Africa’s best and brightest to start their missions today. And at ALU, they already have. From designing a plastic-free future to exploring digital advocacy for LGBTQIIA+ refugees, our students […]

ALU Rwanda Inaugural Graduation 2021

This month of February 2021 holds a very special place in the ALU community. It is a month of love, but also a month that has witnessed its second ALU graduation. On the 11th of February 2021, 167 students from 27 countries, forming part of the inaugural class of ALU Rwanda, graduated. In spite of […]

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2020- My Personal Experience

“How I wish we were on campus!” – These were my initial thoughts as I received an email inviting me to participate in the 2020 Global Entrepreneurship Week Sessions (GEW), organized by ALU, themed “Education and Ecosystems”. My name is Eleih Elle Etian Junior, and as a freshman at ALC from Cameroon, I looked forward […]

Merceline Oliech talks self-confidence

“Adjust your shoulders. Stand tall. Unbow your head. Speak life into your life. Do not listen to the noise. You are an answered prayer”- Ijeoma Umebinyuo Merceline Oliech If confidence was a person, Merceline Oliech, 3rd year ALU Business Management student, would be the poster girl. We catch up with her to talk about her […]

The New Normal- Our Experience

If the statements “let me know when you can see my screen” or “let’s give everyone a minute to join” ring a loud bell in your mind, then you are certainly not alone. 2020 has, for the most part, been a year of a massive and abrupt transition. A lot of plans that people and […]

The ALU Podcast: Demystifying Entrepreneurial leadership in Africa

The ALU Podcast is a student-run podcast with episodes that are produced & hosted by a group of bold and innovative students from ALU on a mission to demystify entrepreneurial leadership in Africa. With over 7000 listeners across 6 continents, in more than 90 countries, the ALU Podcast has seen massive success since its inception […]