The TOAfrica summer school offers Master’s students and professionals an introductory framework to the African continent with particular attention to the Sub-Saharan regions, that in recent years have undergone impressive changes: demographic and economic growth, fast urbanization, internal and external mobility, the development of digital technologies, artistic creativity, social, cultural and religious transformations, but also conflicts and environmental, health and political crises. A new landscape which has repositioned the continent in the global perspective, generating interest in international observers and investors.
The program, entirely offered in English, is organized by the Africanistic section of the Department of Cultures, Politics and Society (CPS Africa) of the University of Turin and the Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai), in collaboration with Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda), one of the most renowned academic institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa and with whom UniTo has been conducting an Erasmus Partner Countries Program for the last four years.
Due to the global health emergency, the summer school will take place from 22nd to 26th June 2020 and will be entirely delivered online. International and Italian scholars and high-level practitioners will conduct lectures, workshops, animate cinematographic sessions and book presentations.
In its first edition, the Summer School “TO-Africa” addresses the topics of health and healthcare, in connection with internal and transnational mobility and with socio-cultural transformations that have been changing the healthcare scene in the African continent during recent decades.
Check the Edition 2020 section of this website for further information on what topics will be covered.
Ideally the TOAfrica Summer School class is composed of a sizeable group of international PhD candidates and young researchers, a majority of postgraduate students and a few professionals and undergraduate students. We warmly welcome applications meeting the eligibility criteria, which include the full command of English (B2 level).
Check the How to Apply section of this website for further information on eligibility and selection criteria, application process, required documentation and key dates.
The report "University of Turin and Africa: projects, initiatives and relations for a University strategy" has now been released on the Journal of Universities and international Development Cooperation (JUnCo)
Online applications for TOAfrica Summer School 2020 Edition are open from 11 May to 1 June 2020.