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Institute of African Studies

Corporate body | 1990 - unknown Identifier: DE-1981_EAC-CPF_C002
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  • Universität Bayreuth (hierarchical parent)
  • Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies (hierarchical child)
  • Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) (hierarchical child)
  • Bavarian Research Institute of African Studies (BRIAS) (hierarchical child)
  • DEVA (Projekt zur Digitalisierung, elektronischen Edition und Vernetzung von Daten der Afrikawissenschaften) (hierarchical child)
  • IWALEWA-Haus (hierarchical child)
  • TGCL (Tansanisch-deutsches Fachzentrum für Rechtswissenschaft) (hierarchical child)
  • SEED (Neue IKT Strategien zur Verbesserung des Hochschulmanagements) (hierarchical child)

Date of foundation:

1990

Date of closing:

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Alternative names:

Institut für Afrikastudien (IAS)

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LEGAL STATUS

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Das Institut für Afrikastudien ist eine zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Universität Bayreuth nach Art. 19 Abs. 5 Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (BayHSchG) (vgl. A.9 des Organisationsbescheides für die Universität Bayreuth vom 12. April 2006).

FUNCTION

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Das Institut für Afrikastudien (IAS) koordiniert die afrikabezogene Forschung und Lehre an der Universität Bayreuth. Das IAS regt fachübergreifende Forschungsprojekte an, unterstützt afrikabezogene Drittmittelanträge und fördert die Kooperation mit afrikanischen Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen sowie mit nationalen und internationalen Afrika-Instituten. Das IAS bildet auch das institutionelle Dach einer Reihe spezieller afrikabezogener Einrichtungen der Universität Bayreuth, darunter die Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).

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Das Institut für Afrikastudien ist eine zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Universität Bayreuth nach Art. 19 Abs. 5 Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz (BayHSchG) (vgl. A.9 des Organisationsbescheides für die Universität Bayreuth vom 12. April 2006). Sein Aufbau und seine Organistion sind geregelt in der „Ordnung des Instituts für Afrikastudien an der Universität Bayreuth“ vom 15. Februar 2008.

STRUCTURE

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Die Leitung des IAS obliegt einem kollegialen Leitungsgremium von Professorinnen und Professoren der beteiligten Fachbereiche.

Das IAS wird nach seiner Satzung kollegial geleitet. Es untersteht einem Leitungsgremium von Professorinnen und Professoren aus den beteiligten Fächern. Das Leitungsgremium tagt mindestens zwei Mal im Semester.

Die Mitglieder des Leitungsgremiums wählen jeweils für ein Jahr einen Geschäftsführenden Direktor und einen Stellvertreter.

Zum IAS zählen zwei wissenschaftlich Mitarbeitende, die in ihren jeweiligen Fächern die Afrika-bezogene Forschung und Lehre vertreten und zentrale Aufgaben des IAS wahrnehmen.

Das Institut verfügt über Mittel, um Gastprofessorinnen und -professoren nach Bayreuth einladen zu können, um die Kontakte zu Afrika zu fördern oder zu intensivieren. Am IAS bestehen zwei Gastprofessuren, die in der Regel für ein bis sechs Monate an afrikanische Gastwissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler vergeben werden, in besonderen Fällen auch länger. Die Gäste zeichnen sich durch wissenschaftliche Exzellenz aus und werden in die lokale Forschung und Lehre eingebunden. Sie profitieren ihrerseits von den hervorragenden Zugangs- und Präsentationsmöglichkeiten der Bayreuther Afrika-Studien.

Unterorganisationen:

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  • BRIAS
      • Das Bavarian Research Institute of African Studies ist seit 2014 ein bayernweites Netzwerk zur Bündelung von Kompetenzen in der Afrikaforschung. Mitglieder sind die Universitäten Bayreuth und Würzburg sowie die Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt und die Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Neu-Ulm.
  • Bayreuth Academy
      • Die Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies ist ein inter- und transdisziplinäres Forschungskolleg an der Universität Bayreuth. Es nahm am 1. Oktober 2012 seine Arbeit zum Thema "Zukunft Afrika – Visionen im Umbruch" auf. BIGSAS (Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies)
  • BIGSAS
      • Die Bayreuther Internationale Graduiertenschule für Afrikastudien (BIGSAS) wird seit 2007 von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) finanziert und ist Teil der Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder. Im Fokus dieser einzigartigen Struktur stehen mehr als 100 Doktoranden (Junior Fellows) aus 25 afrikanischen, amerikanischen, asiatischen und europäischen Ländern. Sie profitieren von einem klar strukturierten, akademischen und karriereorientierten Training, von individueller Betreuung, fachlicher Vielfalt und darüber hinaus von der echten Expertise der Afrikastudien, die sich seit der Gründung der Universität Bayreuth stetig vergrößert und vertieft hat. Die Graduiertenschule kooperiert mit sechs afrikanischen Partneruniversitäten. Dies schafft einen exzellenten Rahmen für die Forschung der Doktoranden.
  • DEVA (Projekt zur Digitalisierung, elektronischen Edition und Vernetzung von Daten der Afrikawissenschaften)
      • DEVA entwickelt ein umfassendes Datenbanksystem und pflegt das zentrale Archiv für die Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Bayreuth.
  • IWALEWA-Haus
      • Das Iwalewa-Haus ist ein Ort der Produktion und Präsentation diskursorientierter, zeitgenössischer Kunst. Durch Ausstellungen, universitäre Forschung und Lehre, Sammlung, Archiv, Künstlerresidenzen und Veranstaltungen werden die jüngsten Entwicklungen in der zeitgenössischen Kultur Afrikas vorgestellt und in Kooperation mit Künstlern und Institutionen aktiv weiterentwickelt.
  • TGCL (Tansanisch-deutsches Fachzentrum für Rechtswissenschaft)
      • Das Tansanisch-deutsche Fachzentrum für Rechtswissenschaft (Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal Studies, TGCL) an der School of Law der Universität Dar es Salaam, Tansania, wurde 2008 in enger Kooperation mit der Universität Bayreuth gegründet.
      • Das TGCL bietet herausragenden Juristinnen und Juristen aus den Partnerstaaten der Ostafrikanischen Gemeinschaft (Burundi, Kenia, Ruanda, Tansania und Uganda) strukturierte Master (LLM)- und Doktorandenprogramme (PhD). Damit spielt das Fachzentrum eine wichtige Rolle in der Ausbildung künftiger Führungseliten in Ostafrika.
  • SEED (Neue IKT Strategien zur Verbesserung des Hochschulmanagements)
  • Das gemeinschaftliche Forschungsprojekt SEED zwischen der Universität Bayreuth und der Moi Universität in Eldoret (Kenia) wurde 2011 gestartet. Ziel des im Rahmen der DIES Partnerschaften des DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst) geförderten Projekts ist es, das Hochschulmanagement beider Universitäten durch die Entwicklung und Konfiguration neuer Informations- /Kommunikationstechnologien (IKT) und Serviceleistungen zu unterstützen.

GENERAL CONTEXT

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Das Institut für Afrikastudien (IAS) koordiniert die afrikabezogene Forschung und Lehre an der Universität Bayreuth. Das IAS regt fachübergreifende Forschungsprojekte an, unterstützt afrikabezogene Drittmittelanträge und fördert die Kooperation mit afrikanischen Universitäten und Forschungseinrichtungen sowie mit nationalen und internationalen Afrika-Instituten.

HISTORICAL NOTE

Historical note:

Das Institut für Afrikastudien (IAS) wurde am 18. März 1990 durch das Bayrische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst als zentrale wissenschaftliche Einrichtung der Universität Bayreuth bestätigt.

Doch bereits bei der Gründung der Universität wurde auch der Grundstein für das Institut für Afrikastudien gelegt. 1975 wurde die „Afrikanologie“ als Regionalstudienschwerpunkt in die Verfassung der Universität Bayreuth geschrieben. Mit der Zeit veränderte sich die Bezeichnung von „Afrikanologie“ zu „Afrikastudien“, welche heutzutage noch aktuell ist. Von Beginn an wurde eine interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit der verschiedenen Fakultäten gefördert und mündete 1984 in die Errichtung des Sonderforschungsbereichs SFB 214 „Identität Afrika – Prozesse ihrer Entstehung und Veränderung“ und hatte eine Laufzeit von 13 Jahren bis 1997.

Seit der Gründung des Instituts wurde die Einrichtung auf vielfältige Weise von verschiedenen Stellen umfassend gefördert. So entstand 1991 das Graduiertenkolleg „Interkulturelle Beziehungen in Afrika“, das bis 1999 existierte. Von 1992/93 an wurde die Gesellschaft für afrikanisches Recht von Bayreuth aus geleitet und organisiert. Ein weiterer Erfolg für das IAS waren und sind die seit 1993 jährlich stattfindenden Swahili-Kolloquien, die ein wichtiges Forum für die internationale Swahili-Forschung sind. 1995 entstand ein weiteres Graduiertenkolleg der Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) „Ländliche Regionalentwicklung im Maghreb“. Es bestand bis 2004 in Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Universitäten Rabat (Marokko) und Bayreuth.

Als nächste Erweiterung wurde 1999 das „Zentrum für Naturrisiken und Entwicklung“ (ZENEB) gegründet.

Die erfolgreiche Arbeit des IAS wurde im Hochschulentwicklungsplan 2000-2004 bestätigt, in dem die Synergie-Effekte des Afrika-Schwerpunktes aufgeführt werden.

Weiterhin wurde im Jahr 2000 ein weiterer Sonderforschungsbereich „Lokales Handeln in Afrika im Kontext globaler Einflüsse“ als Kulturwissenschaftliches Forschungskolleg SFB/FK 560 errichtet.

Im Zuge des sog. „Bologna-Prozesses“ führte die Universität zum Wintersemester 2001/02 den BA-Studiengang „Angewandte Afrika-Studien“ ein und ergänzte diesen auch durch einen Master-Studiengang in den folgenden Jahren. Seither haben sich eine Reihe von BA und Master-Studiengänge mit Afrikabezug entwickelt, wie z.B. Afrikanische Sprachen, Literaturen und Kunst, Geographische Entwicklungsforschung Afrikas, Kultur und Gesellschaft Afrikas.

Drei 2006 und 2007 gestartete Forschungsprojekte, die im Rahmen der Förderinitiative der Volkswagen-Stiftung „Knowledge for Tomorrow“ finanziert werden, widmen sich Fragen wie der Zunahme paranormaler und okkulter Phänomene in Westafrika, den Scharia-Debatten und ihrer Wahrnehmung durch Christen und Muslime in ausgewählten afrikanischen Staaten sowie lokalen Strategien des Konfliktmanagements in Guinea-Bissau.

2007 wurde für das IAS zum Erfolgsjahr mit nachhaltigen Entwicklungsschritten. In diesem Jahr wurde die internationale Graduiertenschule „Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies“ (BIGSAS) im Zuge der Exzellenzinitiative des Bundes und der Länder eingerichtet. 2012 wurde bekannt, dass BIGSAS noch weitere fünf Jahre gefördert wird.

2009 wurde wiederum das Tanzanian-German Centre for Postgraduate Studies in Law (TGCL) im Rahmen des Programms „African Excellence – Fachzentren zur Eliteförderung“ des DAAD und Auswärtigen Amtes gegründet. Hierbei handelt es sich um ein Partnerprojekt mit der School of Law der Universität Dar es-Salaam in Tansania. Dieses Fachzentrum wird ab 2014 für weitere fünf Jahre unter der Bezeichnung Tanzanian-German Centre for Eastern African Legal-Studies gefördert.

Darüber hinaus wurde 2012 die Bayreuth Academy of Advanced Studies gegründet, die vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung gefördert wird und ihre Arbeit mit dem Projekt „Zukunft Afrika“ begonnen hat.

Ebenfalls unter dem Dach des Instituts für Afrikastudien befinden sich folgende Einrichtungen: das 1981 gegründete und in seiner Art in Deutschland einmalige Iwalewa Haus – Afrikazentrum der Universität Bayreuth für zeitgenössische Kunst Afrikas; DEVA als zentrales Archiv und Datenbanksystem des Afrikaschwerpunktes der Universität Bayreuth, gegründet 2007 und gefördert durch die DFG sowie SEED – Neue IKT Strategien zur Verbesserung des Hochschulmanagements, das gemeinschaftlich mit der Moi Universität in Kenia 2011 gestartet ist. SEED wird durch den DAAD finanziert.

2014 kam es schließlich zur Gründung des Bavarian Research Institute of African Studies (BRIAS). Dieses neue Forschungsinstitut bündelt Kompentenzen im Bereich der Afrikaforschung der Universitäten Bayreuth und Würzburg sowie der Technischen Hochschule Ingolstadt und der Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in Neu-Ulm.

2014 hat das IAS 60 promovierende Mitglieder nebst 20 Professorinnen und Professoren aus zahlreichen Fachbereichen. Inzwischen wird an fünf der sechs Fakultäten (II, III, IV, V und VI) Afrikaforschung durchgeführt.


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You are free to use this object in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Please note that you are responsible for your own use, including the need to obtain other permissions e.g. with regard to publicity, privacy or moral rights.

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This object is currently in copyright and the rights holder(s) have allowed re-use for educational purposes only. You are free to use this object in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Please note that you are responsible for your own use, including the need to obtain other permissions e.g. with regard to publicity, privacy or moral rights.

Please contact the providing institution for more information and in order to acquire additional permissions for any other uses.

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This object is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution, ShareAlike (BY-SA) licence. You can copy, redistribute, remix, tweak and build upon the licensed object, even for commercial purposes, as long as you attribute the rights holder as described in the licence, and you license your adaptations of the object under the same terms.

This object is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution, No Derivates (BY-ND) licence. You can copy and redistribute the object, even commercially, as long as no alteration is made to the object and you attribute the rights holder as described in the licence.

If you remix, transform or build upon the object, you may not distribute the modified material.

This object is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial (BY-NC) licence. You can copy, redistribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the licensed object for non-commercial use only and as long as you attribute the rights holder as described in the licence.

This object is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA) licence. You can copy, redistribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the licensed object for non-commercial use only, as long as you attribute the rights holder as described in the licence, and as long as you license your adaptations of the object under the same terms.

This object is made available under the terms of the Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivates (BY-NC-ND) licence. You can copy and redistribute the object for non-commercial use only, as long as no alteration is made to the object and as long as you attribute the rights holder as described in the licence.

If you remix, transform or build upon the object, you may not distribute the modified material.

This object is in the public domain, but has been digitised as the outcome of a public-private partnership, where the terms of the contractual agreement limit commercial use for a certain period of time. You can copy, redistribute, remix, tweak, and build upon the object for non-commercial use only.

This object has been identified as an Orphan Work in the country of first publication and in line with the requirements of the national law implementing Directive 2012/28/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 on certain permitted uses of orphan works.

You are free to use this object in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Please note that you are responsible for your own use, including the need to obtain other permissions e.g. with regard to publicity, privacy or moral rights.

This object is in the public domain, but is subject to known legal restrictions other than copyright which prevent its free re-use. Please contact the providing institution for more information.

This object is currently in copyright. Please contact the providing institution for more information and in order to acquire additional permissions for re-use.

The copyright status of this object has not been evaluated yet. Please contact the providing institution for more information.

You are free to use this object in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Please note that you are responsible for your own use, including the need to obtain other permissions e.g. with regard to publicity, privacy, or moral rights.

This object is currently in copyright and the rights holder(s) have allowed re-use for educational purposes only. You are free to use this object in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. Please note that you are responsible for your own use, including the need to obtain other permissions e.g. with regard to publicity, privacy or moral rights.

Please contact the providing institution for more information and in order to acquire additional permissions for any other uses.

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