IFAS Research is a French-South African social science research platform located in Johannesburg which concentrates on research in humanities including archaeology, history, urban studies, social transformation and intercultural relations.
Established by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs in 1995, the French Institute in South Africa (IFAS) helps to realise France’s ambition of contributing to the construction of the new South Africa via the promotion of research in the Human and Social Sciences.
IFAS-Research seeks to serve as a catalyst for scientific exchange between French, European and Southern African researchers and organisations in order to promote the creation of research networks.
Among its goals are to support joint research projects and activities between European and African researchers in the Human- and Social Sciences, to publish research findings in books and articles in both French and English and to contribute to the training of young researchers by integrating them into international research networks.
IFAS-Research operates within the entire Southern African region where it develops high quality research programs in humanities, from paleo-anthropology to political sciences.
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