About Us

Established in 2008, the African Studies Center (ASC) supports the exchange of scholars, faculty, knowledge, and resources between the University of Michigan and partnering educational institutions in Africa. A member of the U-M International Institute, the center fosters interdisciplinary research projects between the university and African partners to find imaginative solutions to real-world problems.

ASC has the direct commitment and support of U-M President Mary Sue Coleman to advance African studies at the university and administers four initiatives funded by the Office of the President:

ASC values equitable partnership between the University of Michigan and partnering African institutions and connects scholars with a common interest in Africa.