The School of Wildlife Conservation invites post-doctoral students from around the world with research interests in wildlife conservation to spend 4-6 months in residence at our campus in Rwanda. Conservation Fellows will mentor a selection of top-notch undergraduate students to create their self-designed learning experiences.


ALU is re-imagining university education for the 21st century by applying an innovative approach to tertiary education. Dubbed by CNN as “the Harvard of Africa”, we leverage modern pedagogy, advanced education technology and global partnerships with leading employers and universities to provide a deeply engaging learning experience. We are building campuses across Africa to deliver this new model of higher education. Two campuses—Mauritius and Rwanda—are already open, as is the ALU School of Business. Our objective is to develop 3 million innovative game-changers for Africa and the world by 2035.

As a high-growth start-up, we work in starkly different ways to traditional academic bureaucracies. We approach education from first principles, empower individuals to design, test, and implement creative new ideas, and work closely together to craft transformative learning experiences. We are deeply passionate about our students and excited by the challenge of building something entirely new.


The ALU School of Wildlife Conservation is a specialized school under the overall ALU umbrella to develop the next generation of world-class African leaders for conservation. It will also provide training for conservation practitioners via short courses and executive education. It is attracting researchers and guest faculty from around the world, and will ultimately enable long-term sustainability of conservation efforts in Africa by harnessing top African leadership talent for this critical mission.


Conservation Fellows will mentor and coach undergraduate students as they engage in self-designed learning experiences and projects in conservation. Conservation fellows will host office hours, seminars, and workshops. They will support our conservation students to seek internships, develop their final theses, and engage with experts in the field. The program's flexibility will also allow Fellows to continue working on their research projects while they are at ALU (and can even engage ALU conservation students as research assistants).


Young energetic PhD graduate from a recognized conservation / environmental program with a passion for / experience in wildlife conservation.  


  • Access to the beautiful ALU Rwanda campus in the ultramodern Kigali Heights complex
  • Access to ALU's network and resources
  • A selection of top notch undergraduate students to work with on projects/research
  • Support from our wonderfully diverse ALU Rwanda staff


  • Commit at least four months to the program
  • Give one seminar/ workshop per week for conservation scholars
  • Hold office hours at least one day per week for students studying conservation
  • Provide mentorship and project supervision for at least 5 students focusing on conservation
  • Provide academic and operational support to the School of Wildlife Conservation’s MBA,  executive education programs, and its annual conference

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