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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

Realising Justice? Land Reform in Southern Africa

This project consists of a series of workshops, addressing the critical issues of land rights and reform in southern Africa. It is a collaboration between the Universities of Edinburgh, Botswana, Malawi and Zimbabwe, examining the... Read more about: Realising Justice? Land Reform in Southern Africa

'Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag'

Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th April 2017

Economic and financial data for research in international development workshop

Staff from CAS with support from GDA and GJA are running a free research workshop on the use of economic and financial data in research

Our students and staff are currently on fieldwork. Our events programme will resume in Sep 2017.