African Studies Centre Leiden


Based in Leiden, the Netherlands, The African Studies Centre (ASC) is an independent scientific institute that undertakes social-science research on Africa and aims to promote a better understanding and insight into historical, current and future social development in Sub-Saharan Africa. 



It's main activities are: 

  • promoting and undertaking scientific research on Sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in the field of the social sciences and humanities
  • functioning as a national centre in the field of African studies and to contribute to the education and teaching in these sciences
  • promoting the dissemination of knowledge and an understanding of African societies in the wider public sphere.


The ASC will be involved in Master and PhD training and PhD supervisor trianing activities.