The IAS specializes on qualitative research with particular emphasis on African history, sociology and anthropology.  In addition, the institute promotes African culture through the teaching of African languages, performing arts, and literary events for the community. Since African history is major requirement in ASE's curriculum; the IAS also plays a central role in the implementation of this part of the academic program.

Yoruba Language and Literature Intensive Summer Course

From June 20 to July 31, 2016, the Institute for African Studies will offer a six-week Intensive Summer Course in Yoruba Language and Literature. This program includes a one week stay with a yoruba speaking family and two cultural trips to visit key historical sites in Benin.

Tuition fees:

Total estimated tuition costs: $3,000
Total estimated living expenses (includes accomodation and meals): $2500


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To apply, please submit the application form (click here to download)

Enrolment starts October 1, 2015.

Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (subject line: Yoruba Course) and we will get back to you with further details on how to register.

Museum of Social Discovery

In order to promote a better understanding of the mechanics of economic and social development, and to promote analytical social history, ASE plans to host a museum that would present exhibits on the determinants of social progress. Example exhibits could include the origins of social revolutions, the role of railroads on economic growth, and the emergence of work ethics. The museum could also illustrate the results of some groundbreaking experiments in economics, political science and psychology that come from student work or from one of the research centers.

The museum will take social science research to a large public through conferences, expert forums and seminars.