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African Studies Center (ASC)

Recent News

U-M Delegates Lobby for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Increases

International Institute sends team to Capitol Hill to advocate importance of international education and foreign language

“The Unseen Archive of Idi Amin“ opening exhibit attracts much attention at Ugandan National Museum

Spearheaded by Derek Peterson, with partial funding from ASC, many ASC associates have over the years been involved with the project to digitize and exhibit the collection.

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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