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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

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.

Feb 26 Speaker: Tatiana Thieme # Dept of Geography, UCL ‘When the day hustle goes down, the night hustle goes up’: temporalities of the hustle economy in Mathare, Nairobi 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Practice Suite, 1st floor, Chrystal Macmillan Building

Mar 04 Speaker: Mirjam de Bruijn # University of Leiden The role of networks and connectivity in the Sahel conflict: the example of nomadic pastoralists 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw Room, 6th floor CMB

Mar 11 Speaker: Rene-Claude Niyonkuru # Centre for Development Studies, UC Louvain Reshaping Rural Lands: Agrarian Modernisation in Post-Conflict Rwanda 16:00 (1 hour and 30 minutes) Violet Laidlaw room, 6th floor CMB