African Leadership University (ALU) is pioneering a fresh approach to higher education in the 21st century; offering accredited undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education programmes in a unique and imaginative way.
By integrating students’ learning with the real world, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning, equipping each student to think entrepreneurially, and employing the most engaging and inspiring teaching methods, ALU is pioneering a new take on higher education and leadership development.
ALU develops skills in its graduates to ensure they will remain relevant even as the world changes. It also develops its students intellectually, provides them with work experience, and develops their “whole” being. ALU is opening campuses around Africa that will ultimately train 3 million entrepreneurial, ethical leaders for Africa and the world by 2060. Although based in Africa, ALU welcomes students from all around the world to its campuses. One campus is currently open on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius (known as the African Leadership College) and a second one is in Rwanda. ALU was founded in 2013 by renowned Ghanaian educationalist Fred Swaniker. Mrs. Graça Machel serves as our Chancellor.
“Our unique learning model puts you first. Drive the bulk of your learning experience individually and with your peers through engaging and meaningful activities.
We have developed a Learning Cycle that helps students learn new skills and master concepts. This 4-part Learning Cycle incorporates the need to discover gaps in your knowledge and skillset, self-paced learning, peer learning (students teaching and learning from each other) and facilitated group learning. Every stage of the Learning Cycle is incorporated into the classes you take in your Leadership Core.”
As an educator, Catherine has been a pioneer in the ever-evolving advances of online and hybrid learning delivery models focused on the intentional integration of technology and pedagogy. Catherine is a steadfast advocate of faculty development and was the recipient of the American Council of Education Massachusetts Women’s Network Leadership Award in 2014.
Originally from Canada, she has been a leader in higher education administration over a 30 year career that spans serving as Provost at Cambridge College, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences at Lesley University, Intermin Provost and Dean of Psychology at Anticoch University Seattle, and several administrative positions at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
As a result of her leadership, Cambridge College had the honor of being selected by the U.S. Department of State to serve as a host institution for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Business and Entrepreneurship Institute, a flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Catherine holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Psychology, an MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, an MA in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc in Biology from the University of British Columbia.
Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is African Leadership College Mauritius’ founding academic and accreditation partner.
GCU is a vibrant, multi-cultural, modern university with campuses in Glasgow, London and New York and educational partnerships in Bangladesh, Africa and Oman.
As the University for the Common Good, GCU delivers academic excellence to 20,000 students from more than 100 countries, underpinned by its mission to challenge social injustice.
Our students gain the confidence, knowledge and skills to contribute to solving global challenges and GCU has an excellent track record of employability, with 95% of graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduation (DLHE, 2014).
The University’s work to enhance the student learning experience has been endorsed with the highest judgement by the Quality Assurance Agency, the independent body which safeguards higher education standards in the UK.
The leading modern University in Scotland for research power, GCU delivers world-leading and internationally excellent research focused on inclusive societies, healthy lives and sustainable environments.
A signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education, GCU is one the first UK universities to join the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate responsible management programme. GCU is also an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in recognition of its commitment to social innovation.
GCU Chancellor Professor Muhammad Yunus is a Nobel Peace Prize Winner and internationally renowned social business and anti-poverty pioneer. GCU Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Pamela Gillies CBE FRSE is a member of ALU’s advisory board.
“It’s been a delight to work with the ALC team. It’s an innovative, enthusiastic group with a mission and values that resonates so strongly with GCU as the university for the common good. It’s been a real pleasure to be back and to see the campus with students and staff has been a real inspiration.”
Complaints Policy And Procedure For Students
This Policy defines the scope and nature of student “complaints” at ALC, sets out the procedure for students to make formal complaints to the institution, and maps outs the roles and responsibilities of staff members in handling complaints.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
We embrace diversity in both background and thought and are committed to ensuring that all members of the community are treated with dignity and respect and that all forms of discrimination are systematically eliminated from the day to day activities of the organisation.
Health and Safety Policy for Laboratories
Safety first! Health and safety are a priority when working in laboratories. This Health and Safety Policy has been set up particularly for the ALC’s Engineering Laboratories and is here to guide you (the user) by ensuring that you practice experiments and assignments safely at all times. Remember, your safety and the safety of those around is part of a healthy work and learning environment!
Non-Academic Student Code of Conduct
At the African Leadership College (ALC), we are dedicated to personal growth and academic excellence towards our shared vision of empowering current and future African leaders. By choosing to join the community, you are agreeing to comply with certain standards of behavior.
Sexual Misconduct Policy
Our community is committed to fostering an environment in which all our community members are safe, secure, and free from sexual misconduct of any form.
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