African Studies Center (ASC)
The African Studies Center is pleased to announce the members of its inaugural Advisory Board, who share our passion for U-M’s vision of equitable engagement with Africa-based partners, specifically in the domain of higher education.
Recipients of the 2018-19 ASC’s Swahili language study scholarship reflect on the importance of studying these languages.
The African Studies Center (ASC) at the University of Michigan
ASC provides strategic guidance and coordination for Africa-related education, research, and training activities on campus, and promotes opportunities for collaboration with African partners on the continent.
Founded in 2008, the center serves as a conduit for the university’s many Africa initiatives in the sciences, arts, humanities, social sciences, engineering, and medicine.
The center is organized around five primary research initiatives— African Heritage (AHI), African Social Research (ASRI), Ethiopia-Michigan Collaborative Consortium (EMC2), Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM-Africa), U-M African Presidential Scholars (UMAPS) Program—that have been funded separately by the Office of the President and different stakeholders on campus.