Image: Motorcyclist in Lagos, Annie Holmes 2020

The Spotlight page features a different AEGIS member each month, highlighting members’ general activities within the field of African Studies, or a specific project, individual or achievement of relevance to the wider AEGIS and African Studies community.

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.