The Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois is committed to providing comprehensive and excellent education opportunities for our students. The Center's activities and programs are a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of African studies on this campus.
Established in 1970, the Center has an outstanding Africana library collection, a wide range of course offerings, including regular instruction in African languages, and an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program. The size and quality of its faculty is impressive, as well as its outreach program which serves the Urbana-Champaign community, the state of Illinois, the Midwest region, and the nation. Over the years, mutually beneficial linkages have been established with numerous African universities and independent research institutions. The Center is also known for its dynamic extracurricular programming, including seminars and conferences, as well as innovative, multi-disciplinary research projects.