Broos Institute is an Amsterdam-based, mission driven nonprofit organization, founded in 2021. The Institute is named after one of Suriname’s venerated Maroon leaders, Broos Babel.

Broos Institute is introducing Afrocentric experience into mainstream European education, thereby offering people of African descent a study environment that recognizes, respects and encourages their unique Afro-European perspective. At our institute, people of all other backgrounds, ethnicities and walks of life can now be enriched through education from a decolonized perspective.

We are the first educational institute to offer African Studies at university level in the Netherlands; the ongoing Africana Development Course is offered in collaboration with the Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana.

In the latter part of 2024 we are launching a series of short, university level courses, in collarboration with the Millar Institute for Transdisciplinary and Development Studies in Ghana.

Our aim is to operate as the first Afrocentric university campus in the Netherlands by 2026


We believe that education is the most important tool in all of our endeavours to create a future society, where inclusion and diversity are no longer mere buzzwords.

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