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: Meine Geschichte, mein Recht – Bewegende Portraits aus der SchweizDie Ausstellung vermittelt, wie unverzichtbar die Menschenrechte sind.
Tagung: James Baldwin“The Evidence of Things Not Seen” Queering Europe with James Baldwin
Semesterapéro at the Centre for African StudiesMeet'n'greet
Exhibition: Atta Kwami in BaselOpening Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 6:00 pm
Summer School: ￼Youth, education and work in (post-)conflict areas (Uganda)
Call: Things come together? - Literary archives from, in and for Africa 2018
Call: Swiss Researching Africa Days 2018
Call: ASAUK Conference 2018
Call: Political Violence — Causes, Character, and Consequences
Job: 3 Stellen einer wiss. Mitarbeiterin / eines wiss. Mitarbeiters im Projekt KultMIXForschungszentrum IMIS (Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien) Universität Osnabrück
Job: Hilfsassistenz-Stelle (30%)Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Geschlechterforschung Bern
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).