Image of the Nile River in Luxor, Egypt

Africa & the Middle East

Since its very early days, the University of Chicago has been engaged in rigorous research in Africa and the Middle East. Over the past century the Oriental Institute has led a series of influential excavations throughout the Middle East including its flagship Epigraphic Survey based at the Chicago House in Luxor, Egypt. UChicago sponsors key initiatives such as the Center for Global Health’s student exchange medical research program and the Committee on African Studies engaging directly with the continent and its peoples, histories, cultures, and societies.