The African Studies Centre Leiden is a knowledge institute that undertakes research and is involved in teaching about Africa and aims to promote a better understanding of and insight into historical, current and future developments in Africa.
The institute is located in the Pieter de la Court Building of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Leiden.
- To promote and undertake scientific research on Africa;
- To function as a national centre in the field of African studies and to contribute to education and teaching in these studies;
- To promote the dissemination of knowledge and an understanding of African societies in the wider public sphere.