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Events & Awards

Winners of the VAD Young Talent Award 2020/21

The three winners of the VAD 2020/21 Prize have been announced. Among them are two of our recent Alumni.

Sabrina Maurus was awarded for her thesis "Battles over State Making on a Frontier: Dilemmas of Schooling, Young People and Agro-Pastoralism in Hamar, South West Ethiopia". Alžběta Šváblová was awarded for her thesis "A Tourtuous Way Forward: Peacebuilding Process and Actor Interaction in Postwar Liberia".

Congratulations to the awardees, who will be honoured personally at the next VAD conference in Freiburg.

President’s Dinner, 19 November 2021

Outstanding teaching and research achievements, creative ideas, impressive social commitment, promotion of women: every year, the city, the University Association, the International Club and the University of Bayreuth honour extraordinary achievements by university members.

At this year’s dinner, two BIGSAS Junior Fellows have been awarded prizes for their outstanding accomplishments:

  • Mingqing Yuan: Prize of the International Club for her important contributions to international intercultural perspectives
  • Joh Sarre: Prize of the City of Bayreuth for her summa cum laude dissertation titled "'Some call it slum, we call it home!' - Negotiations of belonging among the Nubian inhabitants of Kibera, Kenya"

Award of the Klaus Dieter Wolff Prize 2021 to BIGSAS Junior Fellow Oladapo Ajayi

Our Junior Fellow Oladapo Ajayi received the Klaus Dieter Wolff Award of the Rotary Club of Bayreuth-Eremitage 2021. We would like to congratulate Mr Ajayi and express our appreciation for his commitment.

Prize of the City of Bayreuth 2020 awarded to BIGSAS JFs Sabrina Maurus and BIGSAS Alumnus Dr Gemechu Adimassu Abeshu

The Prize of the City of Bayreuth is awarded annually to a maximum of three candidates from different faculties of the University of Bayreuth for their outstanding dissertations. We would like to congratulate the awardees and thank them for their commitment.

DAAD Prize 2020 awarded to BIGSAS Junior Fellow Hanza Diman

Mr Diman has shown excellent academic achievements and impressive social commitment in the cultural and social field.

BIGSAS Journalist Award 2019

The BIGSAS Journalist Award has been awarded for the fifth time. The Award recognizes excellent journalism on Africa in German-speaking media. We would like to congratulate all awardees and epxress our appreciation for their unwavering commitment.


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