Established in 1970, the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois is one of the leading African studies programs in the United States. The Center is committed to providing comprehensive and excellent educational opportunities. Its activities and programs are a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of African studies on this campus.
The Center’s educational mission is especially vital in today’s emerging global age, a time that promises greater international cooperation and interdependence. Preparing the next generation of students in the new global age represents a unique challenge that the Center accepts. To do so, the Center brings together a group of affiliated faculty from across campus and beyond this University who have a common interest in Africa. With this shared commitment, as well as diverse training and research interests, the Center provides a rich and vibrant environment for research, training, and educational programs.