LDE minor African Dynamics

The joint Leiden, Delft, Erasmus (LDE) minor African Dynamics is a multidisciplinary minor and will be offered to third year bachelor students from the LDE universities, for the first time in September 2019. 

Africa has undergone significant transformations in the past decades and this is likely to accelerate. Current projections indicate that the continent’s population will double in the next 30 years, with more than half of its people living in urbanized environments. The subsequent growing demand for food, water, energy, land, infrastructure, health services, education, jobs, etc. can be powerful drivers of growth, but may also present severe social, economic, and environmental threats. The way in which Africa unfolds will greatly impact the course of the world’s shared future in the 21st century. 

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise the necessity of partnership and collaboration to create the ‘World We Want’. Sustaining our technologically advanced, climate vulnerable and complex globalised world, requires a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. The African Dynamics minor combines knowledge and expertise in the humanities, social and natural sciences and technology to offer an analytical view of Africa from different perspectives and establish an understanding of what diverse fields have to offer and why it is important to know and integrate specialisations. 

  • Accessible for third-year bachelor students from Leiden University, TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • Serves as a pre-master for the Master and Research Master in African Studies at Leiden University.
  • Includes interactive webinars, site visits and an online global classroom module with students from selected African universities.
  • Concludes with a three week field study in Africa.

More information on the course programme and application procedure can be found in the e-prospectus.

N.B. As this is a selection minor, the timeframe for registrations is limited. You can register from 1 April 2019 at 1 p.m. until 15 April 2019 at 12 a.m. Only 30 students can be accommodated.

Contact: minorafricandynamics@asc.leidenuniv.nl