CASB/ZASB – Centre for African Studies Basel

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The Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB) coordinates Africa-related teaching and events at the University of Basel in cooperation with institutions outside the university. The CASB is the only institution in Switzerland offering a Masters and a PhD in African Studies. Acknowledged as a Centre of Competence it promotes and coordinates research on Africa at the University of Basel.

With the foundation of the Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB), the University of Basel has created a prominent centre for Africa-related teaching and research in Switzerland. The Centre acts as an interface for academic exchanges between disciplines, faculties and institutions outside the university. It coordinates teaching and research on Africa and reflects Basel’s longstanding engagement with Africa.

The Centre is attached to the Faculty of the Humanities, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Theology. Among its associate members are the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the Museum of Cultures, mission 21 (the former Basel Mission) and the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (Namibia Resource Centre – Southern Africa Library). On the basis of these resources and competencies the Centre for African Studies Basel offers a Master and a PhD in African Studies as consecutive university degrees, as well as aCertificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) as a continuing education degree for professionals.

Besides its academic activities the Centre reaches out to the public by promoting cultural events relating to Africa through its website and regular mailings. In order to subscribe to our mailing list please go to Newsletter.