Centre of Competence on Afrika
Inaugural meeting to be held on 16 February 2009
On the initiative of the Centre for African Studies scholars working on Africa at the University of Basel and representatives of NGOs and institutes outside of the University gathered in April 2007 in an open workshop and decided to submit an application for recognition as Kompetenzzentrum Afrika. A small team representing the five research fields identified in the workshop developed the application. As a first joint theme in research the focus is on the African City. The objective of the Centre is to provide an umbrella for all research on Africa at the University of Basel, to build a strong network and to facilitate the acquisition of funding, while the ZASB continues to focus on teaching, especially the MA in African Studies.
The inaugural meeting will be held on 16 February 2009 at 18h15 at the Wildt'sche Haus on Petersplatz, Basel. We would like to invite all scholars, research groups and institutes focussing on Africa at the University of Basel and beyond who want to join the Centre to get in touch with us.
For further information please contact Veit Arlt, coordinator of the Centre for African Studies Basel, veit.arlt-at-unibas.ch, T. 061 267 34 82.