A Word from the VC

Vincent Injety

Welcome to the Adventist University of Africa! The University is promoted by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to offer quality, postgraduate education relevant for the growth and development of the Church and the economy in the continent and worldwide. With Africa’s increasing population, the phenomenal growth of Church membership and an influx of new and young members into the Church presents both opportunities and challenges. Adventist University of Africa (AUA) has taken the challenge to provide an education that develops leaders for various spheres of the Church and society.

In the words of Ellen White, “It is the work of true education to develop this power, to train the youth to be thinkers, and not mere reflectors of other men's thoughts” (Education, p. 17). In addition, education at AUA not only enables you to know the ‘truth’ but also to share the truth in a compassionate manner to the world.

AUA provides advanced training and education with an emphasis on competent and ethical leadership. The mission is “to deliver balanced and dynamic postgraduate education in a Christian context to prepare graduates who will provide competent leadership and service” primarily for the three Divisions spanning the continent of Africa. Education at AUA emphasizes knowing (specialized knowledge), doing (practical application), being (principled and compassionate individual) and developing research capacity.

In this website, you will find more information about how you can take advantage of AUA programmes. I welcome you to consider AUA as your preferred institution of postgraduate studies.

Dr. Vincent Injety
Vice-Chancellor/President, Adventist University of Africa

AUA Leadership Transition


The University Council of the Adventist University of Africa (AUA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Vincent R. Injety, as the new Vice-Chancellor with effect from December 15, 2020, for a five-year term, renewable. The appointment follows a rigorous recruitment process conducted by a Search Committee instituted by the University Council on July 15, 2020. He becomes the third Vice-Chancellor since AUA's inception in 2006.

Dr. Injety, a Professor of Management, is the current President at Helderberg College of Higher Education, South Africa. He brings to the University 30 years of experience in higher education which includes ten years of lecturing and 20 years of academic leadership.

His career began as a lecturer in the faculty of Business at Spicer Adventist University in India; then MBA Director, Faculty Dean, and later as Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Solusi University, Zimbabwe. He accepted an appointment as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Helderberg College of Higher Education and was appointed as President in 2013. He served as the first on-site coordinator for the AUA student cohort at Solusi University in 2006. Currently, he is a member of the International Board of Education, General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists from 2015-2020.

Dr. Injety had his primary school education to master’s degree in Adventist institutions. He is a strong believer in the value of Adventist Education. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Spicer Memorial College, Master of Business Administration from Andrews University, Doctor of Philosophy in Management from the University of Pune and Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education from the University of South Africa, Pretoria.

He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 2015. He sees his personal mission to lead people to Christ through education and empower them to stand out and be successful in their chosen careers. To this end, he has purposefully designed programs to achieve these goals.

Dr. Injety will succeed Dr. Delbert Baker, whose term officially ends on September 30, 2020, though he will continue to serve as the transitional Vice-Chancellor through the end of 2020.

AUA is the only General Conference (GC) institution of higher education located on the continent of Africa. It provides graduate ministerial and theological education and professional programs for the three SDA Divisions in Africa—East-Central Africa Division, Southern Africa-Indian Ocean Division, West-Central Africa Division—and beyond to the global Church.

Dr. Injety is married to Lynda, Associate Professor at Helderberg College of Higher Education, and they have two children: Sahana, who works as a pharmacist and a college lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy in Canada, and Steven, who is a junior at Andrews University.

5th AUA Research Conference

In a most historic event, the Adventist University of Africa conducted its first virtual Research Conference. The International Conference themed “Organizational Performance: Optimizing Effectiveness and Efficiency” was held from 24th to 26th September 2020.

The enlightening Conference attracted presenters and participants from across the globe including Asia, the United States of America and various parts of Africa. Over one hundred registrants were engaged with approximately thirty research papers focusing on various aspects of organizational performance.

Dr. John Wesley Taylor V was among the remarkable keynote speakers. He spoke on research and the search for truth, of how “truth begins with God, not man … and how man must continually grow in knowledge and understanding of truth.” Dr. Taylor serves as an Associate Director of Education at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.


Other pertinent keynote addresses were given by Dr. Ella Simmons, the AUA University Council Chair and general Vice President of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists and Prof. Jackson Too, the Head of Research and Development at the Commission for University Education (CUE) in Kenya.

The Conference was coordinated and convened by the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPS) and sought to open the opportunity to exchange ideas and inspire actions for the concepts of organizational performance against effectiveness and efficiency. It also provided a timely opportunity for the academic community to discuss and explore new ways to enhance organizational performance.

The Conference was not just an academic exercise, but contributed to the organizational performance in the African continent and beyond. The online recordings for all the sessions may be viewed on 5th AUA Research Conference recordings.


Online Education Certification

The Online Education Certification that is starting on June 15, 2020. The details of the program are as shown below: 


Please note that there are some discounts if you register for many classes and if you register fully by June 25, 2020 or have more than 10 people registering for the same certificate from the same institution/organization.

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Looking forward to having you and your colleagues in our program!

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