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The African Studies Centre in Leiden is the only multidisciplinary academic research institute in the Netherlands devoted entirely to the study of Africa. It welcomes African scholars through its visiting fellowship programme, has a monthly seminar programme and an extensive library that is open to the general public.

The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) coordinates Africa-related teaching and events at the University of Basel in cooperation with institutions outside the university. The CASB is the only institution in Switzerland offering a Masters Degree in African Studies. Through the Centre of Competence on Africa it promotes and coordinates research on Africa at the University of Basel.

"The Institute of African Studies is a new inter-disciplinary institute at Carleton that brings together a wide range of expertise on African history, politics, literatures, cinemas, media, societies and cultures, legal systems and economics. It is commited to teaching, research, public policy debate and community outreach on all matters related to Africa."

The mission of the FIU African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is to develop its recognition as a leading Program in the interdisciplinary field of African & African diaspora studies, and its related fields of inquiry. Our goal is to be internationally renowned, nationally competitive, and locally meaningful in order to contribute to the University’s objective of serving the people of South Florida, the state, the nation, and the international communities.

 

The Department of African and African American Studies is both an academic unit and a community comprised of students and faculty interested in the interdisciplinary study of Africa and its diaspora.
Strong emphasis is placed on preparing students for graduate and professional study, and careers in public or community work.
The comparative study of communities throughout the African diaspora is also an important component of the academic program.  The department sponsors a wide range of cultural programs, lectures and community events.

"Conducts research on political, economic and social affairs in contemporary Africa. All researchers possess relevant regional expertise and language skills and make use of state-of-the-art theoretical and methodological approaches and tools."

"In an increasingly globalized world, there is growing need to enhance the work of volunteers and professionals working in organizations that are committed to narrowing the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' of this world. Accordingly, this program studies the contexts relevant to understanding the work undertaken by international NGOs committed to enhancing the life prospects of individuals and communities in under-developed regions of the world.

The Department of African Studies offers graduate programs leading to the Masters of Arts and Doctors of Philosophy degrees. The master's program consists of a two-year professional program, while the Ph.D program is research oriented. The department offers students both historical and current perspectives on the socio-economic, cultural, technological, and political developments of Africa.

African Studies have a long tradition in Berlin. In 1887, the Department of Oriental Languages was founded at the Friedrich-Wilhelm-University (which is now the Humboldt-University). Its purpose was the training of German colonial officials as well as the teaching of African languages. In 1925, Diedrich Westermann became the first professor in African Studies at the university.

"ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment. Established in 1952 as the International Institute of Social Studies by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education it does research, teaching and public service in the field of development studies and international cooperation."

"CEA is a university-based multidisciplinary research center of the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) that promotes investigation, documentation and information on Africa. It aims at: promoting interdisciplinary research in social sciences focusing on the African continent; supporting postgraduate education in this area; enhancing activities related to Africa, mainly through the dissemination of research and knowledge at conferences, seminars and publications; consulting projects in its area of specialization."

The Department of Anthropology and African Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, is an interdisciplinary institution that offers courses for Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Anthropology and African Studies, which will be completed by a new M.A. degree programme in 2011, and which will gradually replace the old Magister curriculum. The new study programme, like the old one, provides a solid grounding in anthropology and African studies.

 

"As a component unit of the Institute of Global Initiatives, we support the effort by Kennesaw State University to expand global learning and to create respect for differences while addressing common problems affecting humanity.
 
CAADS creates programs and opportunities for students to immerse themselves in systems of meaning, different from their own and provides avenues for learning more about other countries and cultures."

"On August 1 2007, the Africa Research Centre of the KULeuven shedded its old skin and changed its name. Like its predecessor, the new Institute for Anthropological Research on Africa (IARA) is committed to anthropological research in and on Africa. It therefore favours participatory and sited research (‘fieldwork’), qualitative case-studies and contemporary historiography to shed an anthropological light on the social and political challenges facing Africans today.

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"The primary goal of the MIAS program is to teach, systematically, contemporary cultures and religion of East Africa in such a way that students begin to appropriate and articulate an African perspective on these realities.

Africana Studies at New York University is part of the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis. Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary undertaking devoted to scholarship on the histories, political and cultural movements, institutions, economies and identities of Africans and the African diaspora across the globe.

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