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Centre of African Studies

Welcome to the Centre of African Studies

The University of London's Centre of African Studies is the largest centre of expertise on Africa outside Africa. Founded in 1965 at SOAS, University of London (School of Oriental and African Studies), where its administration is still based, since 1991 the Centre has assumed formal responsibility for co-ordinating, stimulating and promoting interdisciplinary study, research and discussion on Africa within the University; and promoting a wider awareness of African issues.

Forthcoming Events

Africa News

Africa News is the newsletter of the Centre of African Studies at SOAS. It contains listings of Africa related lectures and seminars held at SOAS and other colleges of the University of London. It also contains news and information on events relating to Africa around the world.

Current Issue: Africa News, 2013

CAS Annual Review

The Annual Review of the Centre of African Studies, produced yearly, presents the Centre and the activities done by CAS and its members and various partners, and provides information on collaboration and networking, awards and grants, research students in African Studies, and various resources on African Studies.

Current Issue: CAS Annual Review – Issue 4, 2013

Projects & Sponsorships

Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowship in London

The Centre of African Studies of the University of London invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.
PLEASE NOTE: Leventis co-operation programme applicants must be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship Further details

Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI)

The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and the Centre of African studies, in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation has launched a new initiative that aim to build skills, develop talent, and enable Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries. The programme has four strands:

  • PhD Scholarships at SOAS
  • Residential Schools in Africa
  • Governance lectures to be streamed to PCs and other media in Africa (governanceinafrica.org)

GDAI Further Details