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 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.

Asixoxe - Let's Talk!

28-29 April and 9 May 2016, SOAS (University of London) and BIGSAS (University of Bayreuth) (information).



with artist Nancy Mteki, 29 April 2016, 7 pm, Iwalewahaus (information)


BIGSAS Workshop

"Publication of dissertations and articles with special references to the German publishing industry", Tue, 3 May 2016, 2-6 pm, S 17 (GSP) (information).


Diversity Lecture

"Ungewollt mehrsprachig? Beispiele sprachlicher Diversität an der Universität", Prof. Dr. Monika Dannerer, 19 May 2016, 7 pm, Iwalewahaus (information)


Admin Workshop 2016

Tue, 24 May 2016, 2 pm (S 17, GSP).



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



The new issue "Religion and Space" (2016) has been published here.

Former issues of the Junior Fellow's journal (2011-2015).


Gender and Diversity Programme

dates (update: 25/04/16).


International Club

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










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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)

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