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Academic Partner Institutions

AVU’s Academic Partner Institutions are African universities and other institutions of higher learning in Africa. Over the last ten years, the AVU has established the largest network of Open Distance and e-Learning institutions in Africa.  The AVU has more than 50 Academic Partner Institutions in more than 27 countries in Africa.

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Academic Partner Institutions

Any institution, wishing to join the AVU as a Partner Institution must respect the following membership procedures:
  • Accept the goals and objectives of the AVU;
  • Meet the minimum admission criteria being: Universities and other institutions of higher learning in Africa, which participate in the programmes of the AVU or run joint programmes of the AVU;
  • and paying the relevant fees for the appropriate partnership level;
  • Apply for membership by filling the attached application form and forwarding it to the AVU Management; and
  • In case of acceptance, a Partner Institution must settle their membership fees in addition to yearly contributions before, and in order to continue, enjoying membership
There shall be an initial membership fee and thereafter yearly contributions due and payable from Partner Institutions in such amounts as the AVU Management may prescribe from time to time.
The following partnership levels are available for admission for a qualifying Institution
  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Associate
1. Academic institutions that receive a minimum of USD 200,000 of donor related services from the AVU will acquire Platinum-level partnership. Academic institutions that do not receive such donor related services will be entitled at their option to apply for and subject to meeting AVU Management’s admission requirements, be awarded Platinum-level partnership based on the value of the benefits included. 2. Academic institutions that receive between USD 100,000 and USD 199,000 of donor related services from the AVU will acquire Gold-level partnership. Academic institutions that do not receive such donor related services will be entitled at their option to apply for and subject to meeting AVU Management’s admission requirements, be awarded Gold-level partnership based on the value of the benefits included. 3. Academic institutions that host an active AVU Learning Centre or AVU Open Distance and eLearning Centre will acquire Silver-level partnership. Academic institutions that do not host such centres will be entitled at their option to apply for and subject to meeting AVU Management’s admission requirements, be awarded Silver-level partnership based on the value of the benefits included.

Partnership Fees and Benefits

 
Category Benefits Annual Membership Fee
Platinum
  • official affiliation and Platinum-level partnership with the AVU, with the right to publicise such status and link to the AVU website;
  • benefits associated with receiving a minimum of USD 200,000 of donor related services
  • free hosting of up to one  (1) eConference day per year;
  • discount on selected AVU services
  • all the Gold, Silver and Associate partnership level benefits below; and
  • such other benefits as the AVU Management may from time to time endow upon this partnership level
USD 6000 or such other amount as the AVU Management may from time to time require
Gold
  • official affiliation and Gold-level partnership with AVU with the right to publicise such status and link to the AVU website;
  • benefits associated with receiving between USD 100,000 and USD 199,000 of donor related services
  • free hosting of 1 online community per year
  • free hosting of 1 online seminar (webinar) days per year
  • all the Silver and Associate partnership level benefits below; and
  • such other benefits as the AVU Management may from time to time endow upon this partnership level
USD 3000 or such other amount as the AVU Management may from time to time require
Silver
  • official affiliation and Silver-level partnership with AVU with the right to publicise such status and link to the AVU website;
  • membership to the AVU Learning Center/ODeL network
  • access to AVU non-restricted academic contents
  • all Associate-level benefits below; and
  • such other benefits as the AVU Management may from time to time endow upon this partnership level
USD 1500 or such other amount as the AVU Management may from time to time require
Associate
  • be a basic member of AVU network;
  • receipt of AVU and partner white papers/research on tertiary education and Open, Distance and eLearning;
  • receipt of AVU newsletter
  • invitation to participate in AVU meetings, conferences, consortia and events;
  • unlimited access to AVU’s Open Educational Resource (OER) resources
  • such other benefits as the AVU Management may from time to time endow upon this partnership level
USD 500 or such other amount as the AVU Management may from time to time require