Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

Opening Hours of the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies during Easter Break

The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies closes its gates from 17.04.2014 until 22.04.2014. We wish you happy Easter.

Happy Easter

Welcome to the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies

The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies is a new Research College within the Centre of African Studies of the University of Bayreuth. During its first phase (2012-2016), "Future Africa – Visions in Time" is the theme of its overall research project.

The English Flyer to Download

Founded in October 2012 and inaugurated in a festive event on December 3rd, 2012, the "Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies" will expand the horizon of the well-established field of African Studies at this University at international, national and local levels. Across a broad range of disciplines, it will open dialogues with other Area Studies as well as with fields of research dedicated to 'systematic' (i.e. non-regional) approaches. Thus, in its first phase (2012-2016), the Bayreuth Academy will fathom concepts of the future emerging from Africa and its diasporas from different academic perspectives. An essential concern is to engage in general debates about the concept of 'future' through insights gained from regional research, notably African Studies. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is funding this project and the setting up of its institutional structures during the next four years.