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African Studies

Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies

The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) is funded by the German Research Foundation as part of the Excellence Initiative since 2007. In the focus of this unique structure of creative and innovative training are more than 100 Junior Fellows from 25 African, American, Asian and European countries. The PhD students profit 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.