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2017

Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program

This graduation ceremony will host graduates of the first ever group of Mastercard Foundation Scholars at the University of Edinburgh. [20 Nov 2017]

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CAS student presents research on aid effectiveness to UNICEF

Atishay Mathur recently presented research - based on his MSc dissertation - on effectiveness-recommendations for small aid programs to UNICEF UK. [27 Oct 2017]

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Dr John McCracken has passed away

We are very sad to report that John McCracken passed away on 23 October 2017. [25 Oct 2017]

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CAS appoint Professor Morten Jerven

We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Morten Jerven, who will be joining the Centre of African Studies (CAS) at the University of Edinburgh in January 2018 as Chair in Africa and International Development [06 Oct 2017]

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Vacancy: Career Development Fellow (International Development)

We seek to appoint a Career Development Fellow in International Development, to be based in the Centre of African Studies in the School of Social and Political Science. You will be a key participant in the School’s International Development activities, with contributions especially in the development and delivery of online distance learning. [03 Oct 2017]

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CAS Support the 2017 Medical Humanities Conference, Zomba, Malawi

CAS Research Fellow Chisomo Kalinga welcomed guests from across Africa and around the world to attend the first Wellcome-funded medical humanities conference in Zomba, Malawi. [14 Sep 2017]

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie awarded an honorary degree from CAS

Ms Adichie received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters in recognition of her achievements as an author and public intellectual. [30 Aug 2017]

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EU funding for new European Joint Doctorate at Edinburgh University

The European Commission has awarded more than 4 million Euros to set up the European Joint Doctorate 'ANThropology of HUman Security In Africa ANTHUSIA'. The consortium is led by Aarhus University including University of Oslo, University of Leuven and University of Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, Gerhard Anders at the Centre of African Studies will be the lead for this path-breaking international postgraduate degree programme that will fund 15 PhD-projects. [25 Aug 2017]

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Doctor Jack Thompson has passed away

Generous, beloved and distinguished Edinburgh academic Jack Thompson passed away on Thursday 10 August after a period of illness. [11 Aug 2017]

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Dr. Abdul Raufu Mustapha, 1954-2017

The Centre of African Studies is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Abdul Raufu Mustapha of the University of Oxford. [09 Aug 2017]

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New online MSc in International Development

The School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh is delighted to announce our brand new online MSc in International Development. [31 Jul 2017]

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'Social Media in Africa: Beyond the hashtag'

Wednesday 26th - Thursday 27th April 2017 [24 Apr 2017]

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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 on international development for UoE Staff and Students on the 18th and 19th of May 2017. [18 Apr 2017]

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MSc workshop: What happens next? Research in humanitarian emergencies

Dr Venables is returning to CAS to deliver a workshop on the role of qualitative research in humanitarian emergencies and how has this field developed within MSF. Emilie completed her MSc and PhD in African Studies in CAS in 2009 and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to work as a senior researcher with the University of the Witwatersrand in the field of HIV prevention. [18 Apr 2017]

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