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NTU Africa and Middle East Network

Our network brings together NTU staff, Postgraduate Researchers (PGRs) and Postgraduate students working in the Africa and Middle East regions.

About the network

AMEN NTU Africa-Middle East Network

The Network is committed to advancing the university's international research agenda in Africa and the Middle East. Our primary goal is to establish new partnerships, build relationships with international collaborators, foster collaboration, and create educational opportunities. The network is dedicated to cultivating partnerships with institutions and individuals who share its commitment to support the generation of knowledge and impact.

Additionally, the network is focused on supporting early career researchers who will become future research leaders driving success and sustainability of international research initiatives.

As a network, we believe that our efforts to promote and drive international research collaboration in Africa and the Middle East  will have a significant impact on the academic community. We are committed to fostering a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation that will help us achieve our goals and make a lasting contribution to NTU international research. NTU's University, reimagined strategy emphasizes the importance of Connecting Globally. Our aim is to foster a network that facilitates the exchange of knowledge and insights, ultimately benefiting the entire NTU community. By transcending geographical borders and boundaries, this network will play a vital role in enhancing our global connectivity.

Benefits to Staff, Students and the Research Community

Partners at Pavilion
  • Gain access to a diverse and extensive network of researchers and institutions in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Gain knowledge about the diverse and interesting research projects being conducted by NTU in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Expand your knowledge and understanding of the latest research trends and best practices in Africa and the Middle East.
  • Stay informed about upcoming events, lectures, and visits related to Africa and the Middle East to strengthen your knowledge and research horizons.
  • Enhance your research projects through collaboration and partnership opportunities with a broader network of expertise.
  • Stay up to date with potential funding opportunities and other resources such as bid-writing workshops that can support research initiatives.
  • Support and mentor the next generation of research leaders through engagement activities with research students.
  • Contribute to the development of a culture of collaboration, creativity, and innovation in international research.
  • Expand your professional network and connect with individuals and institutions that share your research interests.
  • Discover exciting opportunities for funding, placements, and other career-enhancing experiences.
  • Access a wider community of networks, offering even more opportunities for collaboration and professional development.

As a member, you will receive regular news bulletins with updates, alerts about funding calls, project news and information about our events. If you are running your own event, please contact us so that we can let everyone know about it.

Our Members' Research

Our members have a wide range of research focusing on key areas. Read more about the details of our members' research.


We have a diverse committee in the Steering Group spanning Academic Schools and Professional Services at the University as per the below list:

Cato Rolea - NTU Global – Network Host

Linda Gibson – School of Social Sciences

Imad El-Anis – School of Social Sciences

Nat Golden – Research and Development Office

Elme Vivier - Nottingham Business School

Diana Frost – Nottingham Business School

Haneeq Ahmed - Centre for Student and Community Engagement

Antonio Uzal – School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

Amin Al-Habaibeh – School of Architecture Design and the Built Environment

Mazeda Hossain – The Eastern Africa Centre and School of Social Sciences

How to get involved

To join us, please fill out the following form:

To send us information about an event you'd like to promote, or just to share information with our members, please email us at