The Centre for African Studies Basel ZASB coordinates Africa-related teaching and research at the University of Basel and its partner institutions. It is an acknowledged centre for interdisciplinary Africa-focused research and offers a Master and a PhD in African Studies as well as a continuing education programme for professionals.
Study and further education programmes
An interdisciplinary focus on Africa
MA African Studies
Students acquire knowledge and skills to interact with Africa in an interdisciplinary and scientifically sound way. In addition, transdisciplinarity is promoted by integrating practical knowledge from outside the university and introducing students to applied researchfields.
Basel Graduate Network African Studies
The Graduate Network offers specialized doctoral programmes for PhD students across disciplines and faculties. The programme seeks to enhance the quality and relevance of both interdisciplinary and disciplinary Africa-related research.
CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence
The CAS in African Affairs and Intercultural Competence exists to equip professionals working in an African context with the knowledge, skills and resources that enable them to efficiently and sustainably communicate, collaborate and organise.
Ausstellung: Sichtweisen - Visionen einer MuseumspartnerschaftEthnologische Museen, Kooperation
Exhibition: Bead Art from Africa – The Mottas CollectionBead art from southern, eastern and western Africa is admired for the delicacy of its workmanship and the diversity of styles.
Wie tickt die Sprache Suaheli ? - Suaheli CrashkursSuaheli, Crashkurs
Workshop: Traditionelle ostafrikanische SpezialitätenWorkshop, Spezialitäten, Ostafrika
CAP Prize: And the winners 2018 are…
Fremd ja - exotisch nein danke! Wo steht die Ethnologie heute?
«Land unserer Väter»: Lesothos Nationalhymne wurde in Basel komponiert
Call: Swiss Researching Africa Days (Bern, 26.-27.10.2018)
Call: Goethe-Institut Project Space (GPS) - South Africa
Maano Ramutsindela, Giorgio Miescher, Melanie Boehi (eds.), 2016
Noemi Steuer, Michelle Engeler, Elisio Macamo (eds.), 2017
The Centre for African Studies
How to find us:
The ZASB is very easy to get to by public transportation. It takes you about five minutes to reach the Centre from the tramway/bus stops Schifflände (tramway #6/8/11/14/16, bus #34/36) and Kunstmuseum (tramway #1/2).