Our Mission

Sephis believes that fairer conditions for knowledge production and circulation at a global level can contribute for a better future. As an institution designed to overcome the North-South divide that still hampers the dissemination of critical ideas and alternative development practices, our main mission is to promote world-class scholarship and expertise from the South into a worldwide scale. We are interested in funding scholars from the South whose research practices are critical and yet committed to novel forms of social development and collective future-making. Sephis’ ambition is to contribute to the worldwide blossoming of meaningful knowledge from and about the Global South by fostering cooperation between researchers with historically-grounded approaches to their disciplines and located in various regions of the Global South, but increasingly also collaborates with institutions and researchers in the North.