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The Cologne African Studies Center is an interdisciplinary network of Africa researchers at the University of Cologne. CASC is member of AEGIS (Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies) and will be hosting the ECAS conference (European Conference on African Studies) in 2021. 

Researchers of CASC are involved in the CRC 806 “Our Way to Europe” and CRC/TRR 228 “Future Rural Africa”. CASC is also involved in research-oriented teaching in the MA programme “Culture and Environment in Africa”. Currently, CASC is supported by the Global South Studies Center (GSSC) and the Competence Area IV (CA IV).