Universität Basel, Switzerland
The Centre for African Studies Basel (ZASB) coordinates teaching and research on Africa at the University of Basel and its partner institutions.
Prof. Julia Tischler - AEGIS Plenary Representative
Veit Arlit, PhD - Executive Secretary
Centre for African Studies
University of Basel
Tel: +41 61 207 34 82
Basel has become a centre for Africa-related research. This development is rooted in a long research tradition at various institutions in the region and has been fostered by the University of Basel's strong commitment to research on, in, with and for Africa. Our Centre acts as an interface for exchange between disciplines, faculties and institutions outside the University.
Research in these six key areas will help to close important gaps in our understanding of the processes of rapid change in Africa, provide opportunities to tackle conceptual and methodological challenges in interdisciplinary and disciplinary research, and contribute to social development on the continent.
The University of Basel and its Centre for African Studies offer numerous options to focus on Africa during your studies.
Since 2002 the Centre for African Studies Basel has offered an MA in interdisciplinary African Studies. The programme integrates the specific competencies in African Studies at the University of Basel into interdisciplinary training that combines natural and social sciences and humanities.
Africa-related courses are also offered within the framework of other BA and MA study programmes and several subject areas provide the option of choosing Africa as a regional focus.
The Centre for African Studies Basel builds on outstanding archives and collections held in Basel, first and foremost the Basel Mission archives and the Basler Afrika Bibliographien – Namibia Resource Centre and Southern Africa Library. An online portal (Afrika Portal) is being developed and expected to go live in 2023.