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A multi-disciplinary research project from 16 PhD-candidates (Early Stage Researchers)

Anthropology of Human Security in Africa (ANTHUSIA) is a multi-disciplinary research project conducted by a consortium of four universities in:

  • Aarhus (Denmark)
  • Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
  • Leuven (Belgium)
  • Oslo (Norway)

It has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 764546.

Combining Anthropology, Human Security and African Studies

Combining competencies from Anthropology, Human Security and African Studies, the project fosters talent relevant to current challenges and potentials of developing safe societies in Africa.

By exploring different areas from a human security perspective, the research provides insights into problems such as:

  • expanding young populations
  • accelerated urbanization
  • unequally distributed growth
  • recurring conflicts
  • persistent health problems
  • refugee insecurity

ANTHUSIA is funding 16 ESRs (Early Stage Researchers). They will be awarded a joint doctoral degree from the two universities, where the supervisors are based.

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