Basel Graduate Network African Studies
The Network seeks to integrate all PhD students with Africa-related projects at the University of Basel across disciplines and faculties irrespective of their affiliation with specific doctoral programmes. In cooperation with the Swiss Society for African Studies it promotes joint activities with other Swiss universities and the exchange within this national African Studies network. The Basel Graduate Network African Studies assists its members in tackling the methodological challenges related to Africa related research and interdisciplinary area studies and to make their findings relevant for the disciplines.
The programme, which is supported by swissuniversities, seeks to enhance the quality and relevance of both interdisciplinary and disciplinary Africa-related research offering targeted graduate workshops and courses in the following three domains:
Research: methodology, interdisciplinarity, theory building
Themes: thematic workshops related to the key areas of Africa-related research at the University of Basel or emerging out of the individual PhD-projects
Skills: translation of research results into practice and application, presentation of results to academic and lay audiences