AAUN Annual Australia Forum and AGM 2023
The Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Annual Forum and AGM 2023 will be held on Monday 4th September at Curtin University’s city campus, 137 St George’s Terrace, Perth Australia. The Forum topic for this year is “Australia Africa Knowledge Teamwork: Policies, Priorities, People”.
The AAUN Forum starts Africa Week, with later programs for Africa Down Under and many other organisations from 6-8 September. The AAUN forum will further develop the rationale, priorities, and implementation for post Covid emergence in research, education, and mobility programs.
We welcome our members, colleagues and guests to join us, and other leaders in the field of Australia Africa relationships during the Africa Week between 3 – 8 September. We expect up to 100 expert participants from academia, government, diplomats, business and agencies.
NOTE: In interests of environment and cost, there will be no printed programs.
- AAUN Forum 2023 – Speakers Bios and Abstracts
- AAUN Strategic Action Plan 2022-25
- AAUN Assessment Report 2013-2020 summary – full report available on request.
- AAUN Submission to DFAT in the review of International Development
- AU – Africa Agenda 2063
- Why countries should leverage universities as a new force in global diplomacy
- Establishment of entrepreneurial universities ‘urgent’
- Education, Research, and Innovation in Africa: Forging Strategic Linkages for Economic Transformation
- The Benefits of Community Engagement for Universities
Please register via this link for the AAUN Australia Forum 4th September 2023. Closing date 31 August 2023. Please note it will not be possible to register after this date.
Please register for the Research Workshops on the 5th September via this link
Please register for the Conference Dinner on the 4th September via this link
We expect up to 100 expert participants from academia, government, diplomats, business, agencies. We are pleased to welcome guests and observers from cooperating networks and NGOs to the AAUN AGM meeting.
Speakers, Panelists and Chairs
Please send your 200 word bio, and 200 word abstract to A/Prof Grace Liu at email@example.com by 10 August – after which the program is closed. The bios and abstracts will be edited and circulated, with selected background papers and the final program after 15 August. If you wish to recommend a brief background paper, please do so.
PowerPoint Presentation: If you choose to use PowerPoint, please ensure your presentation is strictly within the time allowed. We advise a maximum of one slide per minute. Please email your presentation to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 August 2023.
We are grateful to Curtin University for co-hosting the AAUN Forum, and for sponsoring part of the program. We welcome and thank our student volunteers from Curtin University.
Australia Africa Week 3 – 8 September 2023
The Australia Africa Week will have the engagement of the DFAT and its Advisory Group on Australia-Africa Relations, attendance of Ministers and Heads of Mission, and organisations representing the African diaspora.
During Africa Week, several Australia based organisations will hold conferences, fora, seminars and workshops, building teamwork and cooperation towards 2023 and beyond.
The events through will focus on the existing challenges that Africa face and observe opportunities where Africa and Australia could initiate joint projects to influence policies to create wealth and improve quality of life in both continents.
Africa Down Under Conference (ADU)
AAUN members are encouraged to also participate in the Africa Down Under Conference 2023 on 6-8 September.
Africa Australia Research Forum (AARF)
We encourage you to also attend the Africa Australia Research Forum. The program will be available shortly.
AAUN Conference Hotel
AAUN Conference accommodation will be at the DUXTON Hotel in Perth.
Address: 1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Phone: (08) 9261 8000
To benefit from the special AAUN rate, please book your accommodation using THIS LINK
We have negotiated a discounted rate with rooms starting at AUD $235 per night, with breakfast to be charged $30 per person on consumption.
NOTE – This offer will be valid until the AAUN room block is exhausted on a first come first served basis. Therefore, we strongly recommend booking early to get the best rate available.
Curtin University’s city campus, Perth CBD
137 St George’s Terrace, Perth WA Australia
For more information please visit the website
Transport to and from the conference venue
It’s only walking distance between the conference hotel and the event venue at Curtin University’s city campus. We will not arrange a shuttle bus between the conference Hotel and the event venue. Please arrange your own transport to attend the event. The information for Taxis in Perth is below:
A passing taxi can be signaled if their taxi roof light is on. There is a taxi rank at 140 William Street, Perth, or you may call +61 13 13 30 (Swan Taxis) or +61 13 32 22 (Black and White Cabs) to book a taxi in advance. More information available on this website.
Australia Africa Universities Network (AAUN) Forum and AGM
Date: 4-5 September 2023
Venue: Curtin University city campus, 137 St George’s Terrace, Perth
Contact: A/Prof Grace Liu