The University of Michigan has announced that it will continue to fund the institution’s Africa Studies Center for the next three years. The university will provide $1.8 million to the center over the next three years. The money supports research, course development, fellowships, and other initiatives.
Derek Peterson, the acting director of the center, stated, “No other university that I know of has had as much success or has tried to integrate so many fields of study in the same center for African studies. What the African Studies Center wants to do is to help students and faculty realize there is a tremendously exciting knowledge being generated in Africa, by Africans, and that this intellectual, religious, and economic dynamism has real effects on the way the world more generally works.”