Founded in 1957, the African Studies Association (ASA) is the leading North American organization that promotes the study of Africa in all academic disciplines and for contemporary practitioners.


AEGIS is a research network of European studies centres which aims to create synergies between experts and institutions. With primary emphasis on Social Sciences and Humanities, AEGIS' main goal is to improve understanding about contemporary African societies.

Imaginations of Disorder

The research focus is dedicated to the concept of disorder as a metaphor for disintegration, change, and transformation.

Rising Powers and Global Standards is an inter-disciplinary research network that focuses on the Rising Powers - notably China, India, and Brazil - and the ways in which they are transforming the governance of international standards. 

 The network's research focus is to understand how states, firms and consumers within these countries are changing the global governance of standards.