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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

Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

Innovation and Inclusion Industrialisation in Agro-Processing is a two-year collaboration between researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of Johannesburg, and the Economic and Social Research Foundation, Tanzania.... Read more about: Innovation & Inclusive Industrialisation in Agro-Processing

University of Edinburgh –University of Leiden Joint Funded PhD Studentships

We are pleased to announce a new PhD training partnership in African Studies between the Universities of Edinburgh and Leiden, which will offer four fully-funded,

Successful GCRF grant for Laura Jeffery, Lucy Lowe, and Jean-Benoit Falisse

Awarded a 3-year £3m Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) grant under the ESRC Development-based approaches to Protracted Displacement funding stream.

Mar 18 Speaker: TBC # TBC TBC 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Practice Suite, 1.12 CMB

Mar 25 Speaker: Emily Brownell # University of Edinburgh Book Launch | Gone to Ground: A History of Environment & Infrastructure in Dar es Salaam 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB

Apr 01 Speaker: Jethro Norman # University of Leeds ‘without security we cannot move, because of security we cannot move’: mapping contractor security infrastructures in East Africa 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB