The IAS specializes in qualitative research with particular emphasis on African history, sociology and anthropology. In addition, the institute will promote African culture through the teaching of African languages, performing arts, and literary events for the community. African history is a major requirement in ASE’s curriculum and the IAS plays a central role in the implementation of this part of the academic program.
The African School of Economics is holding a series of seminars on African history in 2018. The first such seminar took place in March of 2018. These high-level exchanges between students and researchers will help students consolidate their knowledge of the continent and its past.