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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, 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.

The Centre is supported by:

Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI)

The Centre of African Studies & SOAS in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries. The programme has four strands:

GDAI Further Details

Leventis Nigerian Post-Doctoral Fellowship in London

The Centre of African Studies invites applications from Nigerian academics to take part in a scheme of collaborative research funded by the Leventis Foundation.
Please note: Applicants must be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship further details

Royal African Society

Now more than 100 years old, the Royal African Society today is Britain's primary Africa organisation, promoting Africa's cause. Through its journal, African Affairs, and by organising meetings, discussions and other activities, the Society strengthens links between Africa and Britain and encourages understanding of Africa and its relations with the rest of the world. The Society has about 1000 members at present with branches in Bristol and Scotland. It has offices in the London International Development Centre (LIDC) in Gordon Square, London and maintains close links with the Centre of African Studies at the University of London, the  African Studies Association of the UK and with the  Centre of African Studies, Edinburgh University. 

For more info please visit RAS website: www.royalafricansociety.org

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, calls for papers, funding and job opportunities. To sign up, email cas@soas.ac.uk

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CAS Annual Review

The Annual Review presents the activities of the Centre of African Studies, its members and various partners. The review provides information on collaboration and networking, awards and grants, research students, and various resources on African Studies.

Current Issue: CAS Annual Review 2015, Issue 6 (opens in ISSUU)

Projects & Sponsorships

Mo Ibrahim Governance for Development in Africa Initiative (GDAI)

The Centre of African Studies & SOAS in partnership with the Mo Ibrahim Foundation run this initiative with the aim of building skills, developing talent, and enabling Africans to improve the quality of governance in their countries. The programme has four strands:

GDAI Further Details

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: Applicants must be Nigerian nationals residing in Nigeria
Leventis Fellowship Further details

Sponsorship Proposals

The Centre welcomes donations from people and organisations wishing to support its activities. If you are interested, you may wish to consider funding MA or PhD studentships, or events hosted by the Centre such as workshops, lectures or conferences. Please contact the Centre manager to discuss any possibilities further.

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