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African Studies Center

Recent News

Farewell and Cheers to the Fall 2021 UMAPS Cohort!

The Fall 2021 UMAPS cohort presented their research at a day-long research symposium on December 15. Recordings of the presentations are now available to watch.

Congratulations to Daniel Iddrisu, our newest MIRS graduate!

Daniel Iddrisu received his MA degree in African Studies and is our third alum in the Masters in International and Regional Studies (MIRS) program.

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 and Humanities (AHHI)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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