African research at the University of Bayreuth has many faces. As well as interdisciplinary and/or supraregional co-operation projects, there are a lot of single projects of the departments and work-groups co-ordinated by the IAS, from which a multitude of publications emerge. The projects (both practical and theoretical) are funded by a variety of sponsors, either entirely within Bayreuth University or in co-operation with external partners.
The research profile of the IAS is organised into three areas, each denoting key topics of African and global modernism.
- Systems and uncertainties
- Mobility, communication and boundaries
- Change as a process, in practice and in politics
Additionally, the University library contains a vast collection of books, journals and other media relating to Africa. Even the ecological botanical gardens have an African focus.