African Studies Center


MSU's African Studies Center is a multi-disciplinary academic unit that develops and disseminates knowledge relevant to understanding the African continent. It provides language instruction in 30 African languages, in addition to research, teaching and services focused on African society, politics, economy, history, arts, languages, literature, health, education, and agriculture. A majority of the African studies faculty are engaged in development work in food and agriculture; health, disease, and medicine; education and training; communications; rural and urban development; and gender and human rights. These faculty projects are offered in partnership with more than 30 African universities and other agencies.

Examples of these projects include:

Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa;
MSU Institute for Food and Agricultural Standards;
MSU African Diaspora Research Program;
Afrobarometer Project; and South Africa National Cultural Heritage Training and Technology Program.

Outreach services offered by the Center include a Web curriculum for secondary teachers and students, internet resources, publications, events, conferences, seminars, technical assistance, and materials developed for educational use.


100 International Center, MSU, East Lansing, Michigan, 48824


U.S. teachers in K-12 and in community and four-year colleges, as well as to businesses, the media, communities, government, and non-governmental organizations.


MSU's Colleges of Arts and Letters, Social Sciences, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Communication Arts and Sciences, Business, Human Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Natural Sciences.

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