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.
The Centre is attached to the Faculty of the Humanities, the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Theology. Among its associate members are the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the Museum of Cultures, mission 21 (the former Basel Mission) and the Basler Afrika Bibliographien (Namibia Resource Centre - Southern Africa Library). On the basis of these resources and competencies the Centre for African Studies Basel offers a Master and a PhD in African Studies as consecutive university degrees, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) as a continuing education degree for professionals.
Besides its academic activities the Centre reaches out to the public by promoting cultural events relating to Africa through its website and regular mailings.
Centre for African Studies Basel

Petersgraben 11
4051 Basel
Phone: 0041 (0)61 267 34 82

Veit Arlt
Dr. phil.
Phone: 0041 (0)61 267 34 86