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Cluster of Excellence EXC 2052 - "Africa Multiple: reconfiguring African Studies"

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International Partners

International Partners

University of Bordeaux, especially its research centre Les Afriques dans le Monde (LAM)

African Studies program Indiana University Bloomington (USA)

Centro de Estudos Afro-Orientais (CEAO) at the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA) (Brazil)

Institute of African Studies, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea

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The Institute of African Studies at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (IAS-HUFS) founded in 1977, is a leading research center concerning African studies in Korea. The institute’s academic interest is comprehensive and covering a wide range of academ ic disciplines on African studies: from linguistics and literature, history and anthropology, to political science and developmental studies. IAS-HUFS has undertaken a 10 year project (2000-2010) on ‘cultural contact and creolization’ in Africa. As the project is due to over, IAS-HUFS is planning to start a consecutive project.

For the last 10 years, IAS-HUFS has been working as a hub to foster cooperative academic networks among Asian Africanists and institutes. The international partnership of IAS-HUFS had thitherto been skewed, as the main routes of academic exchange were centered on Western scholarship. Thus the institute attempted to find an alternative and complementary way of achieving international cooperation and this is the second logic of networking among Asian countries. The institute has facilitated the network for consolidating academic activities and partnership.

Centre for African Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India

Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University, Japan

Universidad de Costa Rica (UCR), San José, Costa Rica

Universidad de Oriente (UO), Santiago de Cuba, Kuba

Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) in Dakar   

The Point Sud Centre for Research on Local Knowledge  in Bamako (Mali) 

Merian International Centre for Advanced Studies in Africa at the University of Ghana, Legon


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