Partner Universities

Six of the 27 universities in Africa with whom the University of Bayreuth engages in academic exchange and dialogue form the focus of collaboration for BIGSAS. They have been chosen to become partners of BIGSAS on the basis of their high educational and academic standards and their expressed willingness to engage in a large-scale, long-term cooperation with BIGSAS. These universities are located in the Arabic, English, French and Portuguese speaking regions of the continent.

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Université d’Abomey-Calavi, Cotonou, Benin

Prof. Dr. Dodji Hippolyte Amouzouvi 

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Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

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Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya

Prof. Dr. Anne Nangulu
logo_mohammed_v Mohammed V University of Rabat, Rabat, Morocco
Prof. Dr. Yamina El Kirat

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Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique

Prof. Dr. Gregório Firmino

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University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Prof. Dr. Lindy Stiebel

Academics from the Partner Universities collaborate with the Senior Fellows in recruiting, selecting, training and mentoring PhD students. In this respect, various models are possible: studies in Bayreuth accompanied and supported by mentors from the Partner Universities, joint training in Bayreuth and at a participating university abroad and also a Double Degree (Co-Tutelle).

Frequent invitations of academics from the Partner Universities ensure a lively exchange in research and teaching between BIGSAS and its African partner institutions as well as among the Partner Universities themselves. Moreover, co-organised conferences, seminars and workshops strengthen the bond between the institutes. Research visits at the African Partner Universities and fieldwork conducted with particular assistance by local colleagues complete the Individual Research and Training Plans of the Junior Fellows (see also IRTP).

 

Please find photos of the affirmation of the BIGSAS partnership and network on 5 May 2014 here.