The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) graduates its 3rd batch of graduates
The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) Monday celebrated its third graduating class of both the engineering and policy tracks of its Master’s programmes.
The graduating class made up of 79 students from across the African continent, received their diplomas during a ceremony at the University of Tlemcen, Algeria.
The graduating cohort represents key objectives of the Pan African University (PAU) and PAUWES—which is to foster an African learning environment of the most qualified and motivated scholars while revitalising and nurturing the quality of African higher education.
The Class of 2018 has students from 20 African Union member states with all regions of the African continent represented.
This diverse cohort of students has had the opportunity to study, being taught by an international faculty coming from four continents.
Supported by the University of Tlemcen and the key thematic partner Germany, Prof. Abdellatif Zerga, Director of PAUWES said the students of the Class of 2018 are well positioned to become change-makers in public administration, policy-making, research, technology, private enterprise, and civil society.
This year’s graduating students are about to constitute the next generation of engineers and policymakers committed to addressing the issues critical to Africa’s sustainable development. PAUWES graduates have not only successfully completed their coursework requirements, but they have also conducted practice-oriented research for their master theses that address the water, energy, and climate change challenges facing Africa and elsewhere.
Additionally, they completed international internships in the private and public sectors at renowned research institutions across Africa and beyond, gaining a transcontinental perspective of those same challenges.
PAUWES has also just welcomed the incoming class (students from 29 countries across Africa) and is proud to announce that thanks to a number of specific measures, gender parity could be reached, which is a huge achievement within our latest cohort.