The Institute will produce research about Pan-African intellectual thought; the African Union and Pan-Africanism; Africa and the global order; Africa and global culture; and African Philosophy. This research will be published by reputable African and Western publishers, and widely disseminated within Africa and its Diaspora.
The Institute will also contribute to teaching in UJ’s humanities faculty. Its courses will be well integrated into the university’s intellectual life, and students will have a chance to benefit from the research output of the Institute. Aside from courses on African Politics, Philosophy, and International Relations to which institute staff already contribute, it will develop a separate course on Pan-African Political Thought, and seek actively to contribute to efforts to decolonize the curriculum and transform the university into a genuinely Pan-African institute of higher learning.