IEA invites you to the dynamic urban city of Saint-Louis that sits 279 km to the north of Dakar. Novelist Ousmane Socé Diop says this three-hundred-year-old city of Saint-Louis in Senegal is recognizably “the centre of Senegalese elegance and taste”. A visit to Saint-Louis in Senegal takes you into a very dynamic universe of culture with a picturesque and calm side perfect for writing and research retreats.
IEA Saint-Louis’s creed is to be a centre of excellence for rethinking Africa and the world. This commitment comes from the spirit in Senegal’s new policy for higher education and research, a policy adopted on 13th August 2013 to leverage socio-economic development and be a factor for Africa’s integration.
Fulbright Fellow, John Edward Ellis at the IEA in Saint-Louis, Senegal.
Creative writing - The Institute for Advanced Study in Saint-Louis, Senegal is pleased to welcome his first Fulbright fellow in the academic community of Saint-Louis. The Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) and the University Gaston Berger of Saint-Louis, Senegal have established very close collaborative work through seminars and informal conversations. The city of Saint-Louis, Senegal is the ideal place for a creative nonfiction writing project described as a portray of the vivacity, the diversity and the complexity of West Africa through the length of the culture in the city of Saint-Louis, Senegal. John Edward Ellis graduated from Saint-Mary's College of California in the United States with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing. He is also a professional writer and have over five years in teaching experience at the middle and high school level.
John Ellis : www.johnedwardellis.com
In accordance with a mutual desire to promote international academic, cultural and scientific collaboration, University Gaston Berger and the IEA in Saint-Louis, Senegal signed on July 24, 2018 a Memorandun of Understanding (MOU). The two institutions deem it mutually beneficial to strengthen the bonds between the two academic communities and to contribute in making Saint-Louis, Senegal a vibrant and a worldwide known cultural and scientific city.
Exchange of the MOU copies by the representatives of the two institutions: Professor Oumar Diop, UGB ( on the right) and Professor Babacar Fall, IEA Saint-Louis ( on the left) .