A network in excellence


The 2024 international conference of Ghent University’s Africa Platform (GAPSYM17) will take place in Ghent, on 28 & 29 November, co-organized with CliMigHealthUNU-CRIS and CESSMIR. The conference theme is “Africa at the intersection of Climate, Migration & Health challenges”. Abstract submission deadline: 1 June 2024. Contact and submission: Annelies.Verdoolaege@UGent.be.


The Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge offers two six-month visiting research fellowships for Africa-based scholars from January 2025. The application deadline is 31 May 2024. For more details see here

Ghent University (Belgium) has a strong focus on Africa, with over 450 ongoing projects with African partners, in each of its eleven faculties. Mapping all of these projects, making this expertise available to academic and non-academic stakeholders in Africa and beyond, and facilitating university collaboration between Ghent University and institutions in Africa, are the main objectives of the Africa Platform of Ghent University. Ghent University’s Faculty of Arts & Philosophy also boasts six ERC projects with Africa at its core. Read more here.