AAU collaboration with international universities has a long period of history. There have been great achievements in capacity building and research output disseminations. Over the years AAU has never had a responsible office that is always on the lookout for “calls for proposals” and mobilizes funds by interfacing AAU objectives and donors’ development programs. In 2015, AAU took the bold step of establishing the Grants’ Coordination Office to do the same thing. In the past three years the Office has succeeded in winning of four Sida /Sweden supported projects, three World Bank supported African Centers of Excellence, two European Union Academic Mobility Schemes and there are a few more in pipeline.