The AURA Program Goals

The African Undergraduate Research Adventure (AURA) program is a research exchange program for undergraduate students at African Universities  who  have  completed  all  but  the  last  year  of  their  program. Selected students come to Ann Arbor for 12 weeks during the summer to engage in research work, while embedded in the research lab of a U-M College of Engineering faculty member. The ultimate goal is to create collaborations between U-M faculty and African institutions and inspire AURA students to pursue a research-oriented career path. Currently, the program collaborates with the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) and the University of Rwanda (UR).

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Applications by Year

Cohort Size and Gender Breakdown

Cohort Breakdown by Field of Study

Career Paths

Thank you to our AURA sponsors: 

UM College of Engineering 




Buffett Foundation

Kubr Fund