Centre for African Studies Basel

With the foundation of the Centre for African Studies Basel (CASB), the University of Basel has created a prominent centre for Africa-related teaching and research in Switzerland. The Centre acts as an interface for academic exchanges between disciplines, faculties and institutions outside the university. It coordinates teaching and research on Africa and reflects Basel’s longstanding engagement with Africa.

Candidates earn their degree in interdisciplinary African Studies or in one of the disciplines. In cooperation with the University Research Priority Program Asia and Europe in Zurich the Centre offers a joint training module on Methodological Challenges in Area Studies. Research is organised in, but not limited to, five axes of research:

  • Public Health and Social Life
  • Media and Imagination
  • Knowledge Production and Transfer
  • Governance and Civil Society
  • Environment and Development

For more information on the PhD programme, please visit the Centre's website.