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The African School of Economics receives support from the former Governor General of Canada
July 17, 2014. The ambitious project of the African School of Economics, initiated by Professor Leonard Wantchekon, received last Monday, the support of a great personality. Visiting the premises of the Institute for Empirical Research in Political Economy (IREEP), Michaëlle Jean, former Governor General of Canada (2005-2010), UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa met with students, researchers of the institution to learn more about the advancement of mathematics and economics teaching in Africa. She expressed her enthusiasm about the launch of the African School of Economics (ASE) late August this year.
Director Leonard Wantchekon spoke of fundamental values of IERPE and expresses his vision for the future of the institution in the context of the new school of economics. At the end of the session, students, researchers, and students had the chance to speak directly with Ms. Jean. They thanked her for her interest in IERPE and they also had clarification on the academic opportunities in Canada.
Scholarship Opportunities for West African Students
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation is offering scholarships for students who would like to pursue a Master's degree. Please note that this opportunity is only for students from Benin, Burkina Faso, Togo, Niger and Cote d'Ivoire.
The following website provides further information on application requirements:
The deadline to submit applications is March 28, 2014.
ASE Faculty Hires
We are pleased to announce the recruitment of the opening faculty of the African School of Economics for the Academic year 2014-2015. They are Maxime Agbo and Juste Somé from the University of Montréal (Canada), David Gbaguidi from the University of Aix-Marseille (France) and Agnès Zabsonré from Laval University (Canada).
Please visit: http://www.africanschoolofeconomics.com/faculty for their short bios and photos.
Urgent Update on Application Deadlines
A number of students have encountered technical difficulties in submitting their applications. In order to accommodate their requests, the student application deadline has been extended to January 30, 2014.
In tandem, we have also decided to keep faculty applications open on a rolling basis.