About Us

About Us

Institute of African Higher Education Research and Innovation (IAHERI)

IAHERI is a pioneering institution dedicated to advancing research, innovation, and higher education across Africa. IAHERI proudly operates as a subsidiary of the esteemed Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN), located in Kano.

Our Mission

At IAHERI, our mission is to cultivate a thriving research culture among faculty members within higher education institutions across Africa. By nurturing a dynamic environment of exploration and inquiry, we aim to catalyze scientific and technological breakthroughs that hold the potential to reshape industries, empower the youth, and propel leadership development.

Our Vision

Our vision for IAHERI is one of empowerment and progress. We envision a future where African higher education institutions stand as global leaders in research and innovation. Through IAHERI’s initiatives, we aspire to contribute to the creation of sustainable job opportunities, the cultivation of leadership capabilities, and the advancement of scientific knowledge that fuels societal growth.


The Team

Our Leadership

Professor Abubakar Sadiq Haruna


Dr. Aliyu Abubakar Mirnga


Our Impact

IAHERI’s impact resonates through every facet of our endeavours. By fostering a research-driven mindset, we empower faculty members to transcend traditional boundaries, leading to the development of innovative solutions that address complex challenges. Our commitment to youth empowerment and capacity building is integral to creating a generation of proactive leaders who shape Africa’s future with resilience and ingenuity.

Our Values

As we embark on this transformative journey, IAHERI is guided by a set of core values that underpin our actions, interactions, and aspirations:


We embrace creativity and groundbreaking ideas as catalysts for progress.


We uphold the highest standards of quality in research, education, and innovation.


We recognize the power of collaboration in achieving transformative outcomes.


We are dedicated to empowering individuals to create positive change in their communities.


We adhere to ethical principles and integrity in all our endeavors.