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's and a PhD in African Studies as well as a continuing education programme for professionals.

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Study and further education programmes



Recent publications

Exploratory Study 2018

An exploratory study conducted on behalf of the Swiss Science Council SSC that examines the positioning of Switzerland on the level of international S&T policies.

Lenggenhager 2018

Luregn Lenggenhager shows that militarisation, violence and narratives of economic development and ecological research were characteristic of South African rule over the Caprivi Strip region in North-Eastern Namibia, especially in the fields of forestry, fisheries and, ultimately, wildlife conservation.

Closely documenting the livelihood strategies of members of various neighbourhoods in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, Roth’s work calls into question established notions of “the African family” as a solidary network, documents changing marriage and kinship relations under the impact of a persistent economic crisis, and explores the increasingly precarious social status of young women and men.


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Building Rheinsprung 21

University of Basel
Centre for African Studies Basel
Rheinsprung 21
4051 Basel
Switzerland

Tel: +41 (0)61 207 34 82

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How to find us:
The ZASB is very easy to reach by public transport. It takes about five minutes to reach the Centre from the tram/bus stops Schifflände (trams #6/8/11/14/16, buses #34/36) and Kunstmuseum (tram #1/2).