The Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies (CAS) falls under the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at Uganda Martyrs University – a private Catholic-founded university located at the Equator in Uganda. CAS is a semi-autonomous unit headed by the Chair of CAS and staffed by fellows both from within other academic units of the university and without. The Center was created in 2015 to address the need to promote and deepen the study and generation/documentation of knowledge about Africa’s multifaceted realities Whereas we acknowledge the significance of pursuing universal knowledge through the best standards of academic excellence...

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To promote quality research, documentation, and exchange of ideas on Africa and her relations with the outside world
  • To facilitate research on and collection of elements of Africa’s cultural heritage and their relevance in contemporary times;
  • Facilitate respectful dialogue/ conversations among African and foreign researchers on African issues with a view to enhancing knowledge pluralism;
  • To address misrepresentations and underrepresentation of Africa through rigorous research, public debates, and publication;
  • To promote the appreciation and utilisation of relevant African cultural precepts and knowledge
  • Research and Publication
  • Collection and Archiving
  • Fellowships
  • Dialogues