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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

ASC faculty affiliate Marlous van Waijenburg cited in The Economist

The Economist (November 3, 2018)—The path to economic development is growing more treacherous, again

Spotlight on foremost South African composer Mzilikazi Khumalo

Business Day (September 26, 2018)—“AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Exploring SA’s black opera and the unsung heroes at centre stage.”

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.

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