Contact Information

Concept Africa
Department of World Cultures
P.O. Box 59
Unioninkatu 38 B
00014 University of Helsinki

Partner Institutions and Related Projects


Conceptafrica cooperates with the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies. STIAS is the first institute of its kind in Africa and is modelled on successful examples of Institutes of Advanced Study elsewhere in the world. STIAS forms part of a wide network of national and international research institutions. These include similar Institutes for Advanced Study like Princeton, Stanford, Uppsala, Berlin, Wassenaar, Essen and Budapest, as well as leading universities in South Africa, Africa, Asia, North America and Europe. It has close relationships with several Foundations, including the Mandela Foundation, the Wallenberg Foundation, the Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation and the Flora Family Foundation. It works in partnership with the Association of African Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The institute facilitates cutting-edge research for achieving breakthroughs in many fields. It caters for all disciplines and encourages the cross-pollination of ideas.