CADES is an international and interdisciplinary Advanced Master’s programme in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies hosted by the anthropology research centres at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the KU Leuven.
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20 Mar 2018
CADES' students experimental movie

The Sinag Maynila 2018 Festival is a Festival for Independent film that gathers different filmmakers from all around the globe. We are proud to announce that MAHAL, 2017 (short doc of 26min) was awarded as the best documentary of its category. All the members of the jury voted for ... read more

24 Jan 2018
Tourism and Development in the South Ethiopian Rift Valley

We are pleased to announce our first Field School, starting 30th of January in Ethiopia, hosted by our Partner Arba Minch University! As part of our ICP programme, 30 students and staff from our partner institutions will participate in this activity. More info at

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12 Dec 2017
14 Nov 2017
Third debate!
17 Oct 2017
Mark your calendars!

From the beginning of next Academic Year, CADES starts a series of debates on “Cities in Development – Between Dystopia and Utopia”.
Starting on Tuesday 17th October with our first debate “ Infrastructures, citizenship and Urban Transformations – Cases from India and Ethiopia”
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15 Dec 2016

Umar Ryad is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies. Prior, he was Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Leiden University (2008-2014). He earned a BA in Islamic Studies in English from Al-Azhar University in Cairo, followed by an MA in Islamic Studies and a PhD, both from Leiden University. He ... read more

15 Dec 2016
Film screening

The movie "Samuel in the clouds" will be presented and screened by its director Pieter van Eecke. This event takes place at the Auditorium of Social Sciences, (AV01.12) on Thursday 15 December at 16:00.

Everybody is invited!

Free entrance

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Candidates from 31 eligible countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America can apply for a VLIR-UOS ICP scholarship to follow the CADES programme. The deadline for the VLIR-UOS ICP scholarship is 1 February 2018.
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