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Group photo at a meeting of the African Cluster Centres.

African Cluster

The African Cluster Centres (ACCs) serve as hubs for joint research initiatives and networking activities for the University in general and the Cluster in particular.

The tasks of the ACCs include initiating and implementing research projects related to selected disciplines within the research focus areas of the University of Bayreuth, in particular of the cluster, connecting their members to a large African and worldwide academic network, organising and hosting international conferences, and providing a platform for academic exchange at the doctoral and postdoctoral level. The overarching goal is to promote global collaboration in research, teaching, and the social mission of universities, among a generation of young scholars. Their aim, in turn, is to address the global challenges of our time, and to reshape African studies through transdisciplinary approaches, in order to gain new insights into the diversity of Africa and its diasporas.

Our contacts at the African Cluster Centres

Prof. Dr. Muyiwa Falaiye 

University of Lagos
Lagos, Nigeria
Philosophy/Institute of African & Diaspora Studies

+234 8023130665

Prof. Dr. Enocent Msindo

Rhodes University 
Makhanda (Grahamstown)
Eastern Cape, Südafrika
Professor of History

+27 466038812

Dr. Yacouba Banhoro

Université Joseph Ki-Zerbo
Maître de Conférences d’Histoire contemporaine
Burkina Faso

+226 71614116/75714189

Prof. Dr. Peter Simatei

Moi University
School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Literature, Film & Theatre
Eldoret, Kenya
Professor of Comparative Literature

+254 771 336911

Partner universities of the African Cluster Centres

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