The staff and programs of the African Studies Center work to provide the University and the people of North Carolina with a campus hub for interdisciplinary inquiry and communication on Africa, including the sponsorship of a wide variety of activities that bring together interested faculty and students from a large number of academic disciplines, focusing on the interconnected issues of political change, expressive culture, gender, sustainability, health, and Islam. The African Studies Center is located in the FedEx Global Education Center on the UNC Campus and is part of the College of Arts and Sciences. Diversity Policy
The African Studies Center celebrates its tenth anniversary in the 2015-2016 academic year. Founded in October 2005, the center has played a critical role in advancing the University's scholarship and research related to Africa. Since 2005, more than $4 million in grant funding has been awarded to the African Studies Center. The number of Africa-related courses on campus has increased by 75 percent, the number of Africa-focused faculty has increased by more than 50 percent, and around 30 events, conferences and workshops related to African Studies are now held at UNC each year. Read More
The UNC Study Abroad Office offers numerous programs for students interested in studying abroad in Africa. There are 30 UNC approved programs offered in all regions of the continent, in addition to UNC faculty-led programs in Senegal and South Africa.