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To Incubate World-Class African Thinkers!

The Humanities Graduate Centre (or “Grad Centre”, as it is commonly known) has been designed to help constitute and nourish a new generation of diverse South Africa-based scholars. Its principal aims are to:

  • Attract the most motivated, creative and talented humanities students to the academic vocation
  • Offer cutting-edge training of the highest quality in the theoretical framing, methodological conceptualisation, execution and publication of research in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Promote the highest level of academic achievement and future professional success among postgraduate students in the Humanities
  • Provide an experience for postgraduate students that is both intellectually challenging and socially supportive
  • Generate and sustain scholarly conversations across disciplines that foreshadow the research agenda of the next generation of African scholarship in the humanities and social sciences