Welcome to BIGSAS



The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is now in the second phase funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Initiative since 2007. In the focus of this unique structure of creative and innovative training are approximately 100 Junior Fellows from 28 African, American, Asian and European countries. The PhD students benefit from a clearly structured, academic and career-oriented training as well as a genuine expertise in the African studies which has increased continuously since the foundation of the University of Bayreuth. The international network with Partner Universities on the African continent creates even more so excellent conditions for the research of our Junior Fellows.


GENDER MATTERS: Visions from Africa for the Internationalisation of Higher Education (photos)


Guest Lecture

Dr Asonzeh Ukah, 30 November 2015, 12 pm, S 17, GSP (information)


publications of the Junior Fellows' journal: link

Gender and Diversity Programme

dates (update: 18/10/15)

International Club

Find more information about activities here (22/10/15)









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4-6 November 2015,
International Conference "Gender Matters: Visions from Africa for the Internationalisation of Higher Education"

Find more photos of events here