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African Studies Center (ASC)

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Meet ASC's Advisory Board

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.

Connecting to Heritage through Language: Studying Swahili and Yoruba at U-M

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.

Be A Victor

We strive to support our students and faculty on the frontlines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, ASC needs you—because the world needs Victors.

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