Welcome to BIGSAS

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is part of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence funded by the German Research Foundation in the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments. In the focus of this unique structure of creative and innovative training are approximately 80 Junior Fellows from 26 African, American, Asian and European countries. The doctoral 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.

 

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NEWS

CONFERENCES, DEFENCES, WORKSHOPS, ...

MISCELLANEOUS

The BIGSAS offices remain closed for public traffic. Please contact us via email if a personal meeting is necessary.

 

BIGSAS Doctoral Regulations

A new version of the doctoral regulations has been issued on 15 February 2021. You may download it under the following link.

 

Info for all Junior Fellows in times of Corona (information). Updated: 27.01.2021.

 

JF Newsletter 11/2020

Find the latest issue of the JF Representatives' Newsletter here.

 

Dates of the SC and the EC

Find the dates of the next meetings of the Steering Committee and the Executive Committee here.

 

Latest issue of BIGSASworks!

Bayreuth African Studies Working Papers Vol. 23 (2019) "Gender and Social Encounters: Experiences from Africa". Edited by Shillah S. Memusi and Adeyemi Balogun.

 

International Club

Find more information about their activities here.

 

Statement regarding LIT publishing house.

 

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