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About IAS

The Institute of African Studies (IAS) is the first and oldest semi-autonomous research institute of the University of Ghana, Legon. It was set up in 1961 by Ghana’s first President, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, as a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary institute with the mandate to conduct research into all aspects of the arts and the social sciences in Africa. The Institute carries out this mission by engaging in the regeneration of Africa and her people through knowledge production, dissemination, application and preservation. The IAS mission is geared towards a vision of becoming a global leader for scholarship on Africa and her Diaspora.