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 27 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.

Exhibition / interactive project

"WHO" by Aderemi Adegbite, BIGSAS corridors, GSP (information and project outline)


Public Lecture

"Media and Development in Africa", Prof. Dr. Levi Obonyo, 10 February 2016, 3 pm, S 17, GSP (information)


Diversity Lecture

"Yalla Yalla - Situation and Challenges of Disabled Refugees in Europe", Christiane Link, 11 February 2016, 7 - 9 pm, Iwalewahaus (information)


BIGSAS Guest Profiles

Prof. Dr. Stephen Ambe Mforteh (profile) and artist Aderemi Adegbite (profile)



publications of the Junior Fellows' journal: link


Gender and Diversity Programme

dates (update: 19/01/16)


International Club

Find more information about activities here (08/01/16)








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image Journalist Award

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

(photos of this event)

Find more photos of events here