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Centre of African Studies



The University of Edinburgh has an important and long historical connection with Africa and CAS is one of the world’s leading centres for the study of Africa. The Centre of African Studies was founded in 1962. It was one of the original African Studies Centres in the UK founded on the recommendation of the Hayter Commission. The Centre of African Studies acts as a focal point for postgraduate teaching and supervision on Africa and a hub for research... Read rest of text

Featured Research

Firm linkages in the Tanzanian metal sector

Dr Hazel Gray is collaborating on the 'Firm linkages' project, which examines the linkages between large and small domestic firms in the Tanzanian metal industry. With larger firm's rapidly expanding output, it aims to identify... Read more about: Firm linkages in the Tanzanian metal sector

Jun 12 Hosted by: Pete Kingsley # TBC 2019 - European Conference on African Studies 09:00 (2 days and 8 hours) Centre Campus