The AURA Program Goals

The African Undergraduate Research Adventure (AURA) program is a research exchange program for undergraduate students at the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT) who have completed their 4th year of college education (of a 5 year program) and the undergraduate students from the University of Rwanda (UR) who have completed their 3rd year of college education (of a 4 year program).
Selected students come to Ann Arbor for 12 weeks during the summer to engage in research work with a College of Engineering faculty member. The ultimate goal is to create collaborations between UM faculty and AAiT and UR students, which could lead to a range of research collaborations. AAiT undergraduates are required to develop a thesis to complete their degree – their entire 5th year is dedicated to it: the research exchange during the summer of their 4th year is a key opportunity to bootstrap this thesis work.

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