The Academy of Advanced African Studies

The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (founded on the 1st of October, 2012) is a multi-field Research Center at the University of Bayreuth. It is based in the University’s prominent focus on African Studies (at the Institute of African Studies). Research sits at the core of the Academy, and one of its main goals is the strengthening of the academic exchange between fields of research focusing on Africa and those with other focal points, especially in the Social Sciences and the Humanities.


The Academy's formal framework

Under these headings you can find more information on the way the Academy is organized, who are the Academy’s speakers in the directorate, who works in its management and who is a member of the Advisory Board.

The Academy's research

More information on the Academy’s research is available under the headings “Project”, where you’ll find an outline of the Academy’s overall research interest and “Sub-Projects”, where each of the five sub-projects gives an account of its aims, activities and research staff.