Launch of the AAUN Annual Report 2018-19, Strategic Plan 2020-2022 and Action Plan 2020

AAUN Secretariat – (Pretoria) Frans Swanepoel, Desiree Tesner-Smith, Tawana Kupe, (Sydney) John Hearn, Grace Liu, Marjorie Lewis-Jones.

Dear AAUN Colleagues and Friends

It is with great pleasure that we launch the AAUN Report 2019 and strategic outlook to 2022 (Link). We add the report of our successful AAUN Australia Forum and AGM in September 2019 (Link). Further details of AAUN research, education and mobility programs are at

We thank all who have contributed to the reports, and all who work with AAUN teams to address mutual challenges, create opportunities for emerging and established researchers, and build equal partnerships with impact in Australia and Africa.

In particular we thank our Sponsors, Knowledge Partners and our Secretariat in Sydney and Pretoria (see pages iii, I, 2).

We welcome your comments and feedback.

Yours sincerely,

JOHN HEARN,                                                           TAWANA KUPE

Professor of Physiology, University of Sydney                    Vice-Chancellor and Principal, University of Pretoria

Co Chair                                                                                 Co Chair

Australia Africa Universities Network                    Australia Africa Universities Network