Axes of Research

Five axes of research have been defined on the basis of the areas of competence and fields of research of the various scholars and research groups at the University of Basel:

  • Public Health and Social Life
  • Media and Imagination
  • Knowledge Production and Transfer
  • Governance and Civil Society
  • Environment and Development

Research along these five axes will help to close important gaps in our understanding of urbanisation in Africa, i.e. the first joint research theme which shall shape the profile of the Centre in a first phase.


University of Basel
Centre for African Studies
Rheinsprung 21
CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 34 82