The Pan African University (PAU) Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (including Climate Change) (PAUWES) is located on the campus of the University of Tlemcen, Algeria. This beautiful Mediterranean city befittingly derives its name from the Berber word for “water springs.”
PAUWES is one of the five hubs of the Pan African University established under the African Union, with the aim of revitalizing African higher education and boosting research and postgraduate training. PAUWES is the fourth PAU institute, after the Institute of Governance, Humanities and Social Sciences (PAUGHSS) at the University of Yaounde II in Cameroon; the Institute of Basic Sciences, Technology and Innovation (PAUSTI) at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya; and the Institute of Life and Earth Sciences (PAULESI) at the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.
In partnership with the Algerian and German governments, the PAUWES Institute offers graduate students access to leading academic teaching, research and hands-on training in areas vital to the future of African development – water, energy and the challenge of climate change.
The institute offers four degree programmes: two Masters of Science in Water Engineering and Policy and two Masters of Science in Energy Engineering and Policy (and later PhD programmes in both). All four are full time two-year master’s programmes. The language of instruction is English. The first semester at PAUWES began in September 2014 with 26 students. This current academic year (2015- 2016), PAUWES has admitted 48 students from 17 different countries across Africa: Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Egypt, Zambia, Mali, Senegal, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Algeria, Burkina Faso, Benin and Tunisia are duly represented in this truly multi-national cohort of future African leaders.
To complement our international faculty, we are seeking to fill the following short-term positions at an adequate academic and professional level of teaching, research and instruction. Click here to read more.