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

Career Paths

Cohort Breakdown by Field of Study

Cohort Size and Gender Breakdown