Stichting Afrika-Studiecentrum (SASC)

The Foundation African Studies Centre (in Dutch Stichting Afrika-Studiecentrum, SASC), is a continuation of the foundation that ceased to exist when the Centre integrated with Leiden University in 2016.

The SASC has two main goals:

a. to promote academic Africanist research and education, in particular in the field of the social sciences, humanities and law;
b. to promote dissemination of knowledge of African societies and cultures.

The SASC will try to reach their goals by:

a. supporting the ASCL and managing the library documentation that was collected until 1 January 2016 (currently on loan to the University Library);
b. promoting Africanist professors by special appointment at universities in the Netherlands;
c. promoting the societal involvement of the ASCL by facilitating the societal panel.

In general, the SASC board consists of three members. Currently, those members are:

Hans Opschoor, chair
Marina Diboma (will replace Hans Opschoor as chair in the course of 2021)
Arie van der Wiel
(Sabine Luning will replace Hans Opschoor as board member in the course of 2021)

Secretary: Maaike Westra

The SASC does not have financial means of its own.