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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

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Navigating global banking standards

Dr Hazel Gray is collaborating on this three-year project, examining how developing countries navigate global banking standards. As industrialised countries agree reforms to repair and regulate their own financial systems, the research aims to understand... Read more about: Navigating global banking standards

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