LDE minor African Dynamics

The joint Leiden, Delft, Erasmus (LDE) minor African Dynamics is a multidisciplinary course for third year bachelor students from the LDE universities. 

Call for Applications: Collaborative Online Course on Advancing the SDGs (16 November - 11 December)

Africa has undergone significant transformation in the past decades and this is set to accelerate. Currently 65 percent of the continent’s population is below the age of 35. Projections indicate that the population will double in the next 30 years, with more than half of the people living in urbanised environments. This young and dynamic population and 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.

Sustaining our technologically advanced, climate vulnerable and complex globalised world, requires a holistic and interdisciplinary approach. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) emphasise the necessity of partnership and collaboration to create the ‘World We Want’.

Building on the SDGs the African Dynamics minor fosters a deeper understanding of integrated and sustainable development approaches in Africa. Courses offered by leading Africanists of the universities of Leiden, Delft and Rotterdam combine knowledge and expertise in diverse fields to depict Africa from different perspectives, with an emphasis on how Africans themselves view their continent and the world. The research library of the African Studies Centre Leiden functions as a hub of this knowledge.

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

All information about the course structure, application and registration (pdf). 
This information can also be found in Leiden University's e-prospectus.

N.B. As this is a selection minor, the timeframe for registrations is limited. You can register from 1 April 2020 until 15 April 2020. Only 36 students can be accommodated.

Contact: minorafricandynamics@asc.leidenuniv.nl

Corona provisio (please read this carefully):
Given the present Corona pandemic it is uncertain if all modes of education in the 2020-2021 LDE African Dynamics Minor will be able to take place as planned. The current social isolation and quarantines policies limit face-to-face education and travel restrictions forbid overseas travel for students and staff. The Minor programme, in particular the field study may therefore be subject to change. Please check this website for updates.