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Africa and the Middle East

NTU is developing world-leading teaching and research collaborations with institutions and organisations around the world.

Find out more about our work taking place in Africa in this section.

Cato Rolea

"Our activity across Africa and the Middle East encompasses a rich portfolio of research, networks, Erasmus+ projects, and a number of key strategic partnerships. These pages reflect just some of the innovative projects currently taking place across the region. To find out more about what else is happening in these countries and if you would like to get involved, please get in touch with me."

Cato Rolea

Senior Global Partnerships Manager, Africa, Middle East, Americas

Our expert in the region

Linda Gibson1

Linda has over twenty years of experience in health promotion and working with local communities in the UK and internationally and has worked in the East Africa region since 2003.

“Working with colleagues has led to a vibrant and successful research and practice culture that is focused on bringing change to communities in low-income settings with the poorest in society and led by an ethic of social justice.

Working so closely in East Africa over the last 20+ years, I continue to learn about the potential for understanding that the global African ethic of Ubuntu, 'I am because we are', brings us. It guides our work towards decolonising and valuing different knowledge(s), bringing an ethic of ecological thinking, of community and service learning, of kindness and inclusivity, and to demonstrate impact and bring about change. All these qualities I experience in the richness of our partnerships in the region."

Dr Linda Gibson, Associate Professor (Sociology)

Read more about Linda's work in her staff profile.

Eastern Africa Centre

NTU's Eastern Africa Centre (EAC) is a University-wide initiative established to support the development of sustainable and equitable collaborations with our Eastern African partners. The EAC provides a platform for network development and the delivery of an ongoing programme of research and public engagement activities, most notably in the areas of public health and ecological restoration.

Research in the Middle East and North Africa

The School of Social Science's the Middle East and North Africa Research Group is an interdisciplinary research group that aims to contribute to critical analyses of the politics, international relations and political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. Members’ research interests include traditional and critical security issues, the impact of globalisation on the region, energy and environmental resources, political revolutions, conflict resolution and crisis management, and development.

Middle East and North Africa Research Group

Global Heritage research project shortlisted for Newton Prize 2020

Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem's project 'Virtual Reality of Medieval Culture' is shortlisted for award recognising outstanding international research partnerships that address global challenges

17 August 2020