Welcome to BIGSAS

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is now 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 24 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

Applications for admission in 2020

We are happy to announce that BIGSAS will open the application platform for "BIGSAS-PhD-Scholarships for Women from the African Continent" in a few days. More information will follow.

 

Studies Programme 2019/20

Find the new courses here.

 

JF Newsletter 11/2019

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

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of Daniel Kyereko, 9 December 2019, 09:30 am, S 5, GW II (information).

 

NEW issue of SPEKTRUM

The whole issue is focused on Africa (II/2019): download in English.

 

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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