After several years of collaboration, the TogoREN  was finally born on  July 13, 2012 at the University of Lome in the presence of the academic communities of Lome and Kara, and officials of private higher education and research managers in Togo.

The opening of the seminar was chaired by Professor Gbeassor,  former Minister of Higher Education and Research and current Director of Research. 

Dr Barry Boubakar from the Association for African Universities was also present as well as  representatives of Togo Telecom and the Posts and Telecommunications regulator

The founding General Assembly was held  in the Auditorium of the University of Lome and the election of executive management is slated for  August 17.