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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

ASC welcomes the 2019-2020 UMAPS cohort

This year’s cohort consists of 13 faculty members from nine universities in six countries, bringing the number of UMAPS fellows, since the inception of the program, to 162.

Faculty Spotlight: Oluwatoyin Olanipekun

Learn more about AAS 125 Yoruba!

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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