Robin GERBAUX, Grenoble, June 2014
John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies, Peace Studies Department, University of Bradford (JEFCAS)
The African Centre was the first ever specialist and area studies Peace and Conflict Research institute established in Europe and North America.
The John & Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS) was established in August 2002 as the African Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (Africa Centre), based in the world-renowned Department of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.
The African Centre was the first ever specialist and area studies Peace and Conflict Research institute established in Europe and North America. It was established as part of the strategic expansion of the Department of Peace Studies and as an integral part of the Department’s specialised research and capacity building centres.
In February 2005, the Africa Centre was awarded the Allan & Nesta Ferguson Trust Project Grant of £1.75 million to strategically support the expansion of the Africa Centre and its core activities. After the death of the benefactress, Mrs Elnora Ferguson, and in recognition of the academic/research work that Professor John Ferguson had done in Africa, the Ferguson Grant Project Management Committee decided to change the name of the Africa Centre to the John and Elnora Ferguson Centre for African Studies (JEFCAS) in January 2009.
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Peace and conflict Studies, Africa, research.
L’Université dispose d’un Centre pour les études africaines, d’un Centre de recherche pour le désarmement, d’un Centre pour la résolution des conflits, d’une Unité de recherche sur la sécurité au Pakistan, et d’un Centre international d’études sur la participation.
Katia Bruneau, Paris, June 2013