Catch up on all the goings-on in research on Campus in Spektrum magazine
Would you have thought that the Airbus 380 gets airborne on materials pioneered in Bayreuth? And isn't it reassuring to know that, with the help of some ingenious Bayreuth science, the quality and origin of foodstuffs will soon be tested with high precision? Did you know that spider silk has five times the tensile strength of steel, but is just as elastic as rubber? You didn't? In our Spektrum magazine, you will always gain an insight into the topics our researchers are working on, and the innovations that are being developed on the Campus of the University of Bayreuth.
Topic of the current issue: Africa
Globalization has brought the neighbouring continents of Europe and Africa close together. Anyone who takes a realistic look at current political, economic, and social developments knows that the key issues of the future – from food security to climate protection – cannot plausibly be addressed with fences, but only by working together. Africa today presents itself as a continent of surprising, often confusing diversity. Examples of progress in business and technology, humanitarian disasters, political corruption, and cultural creativity are often juxtaposed in media coverage all at once.
This diversity of the African continent is reflected in our new edition of SPEKTRUM. It explores, for example, the uncertainty of life in refugee camps, the future visions of urban middle classes, growing economic interdependencies between countries of the Global South, and the linguistic diversity of Africa. In exemplary fashion, these contributions show how African Studies at the University of Bayreuth deals with such current and exciting topics: with field research on the spot, often over many years, with worldwide scientific networking, and with one eye always on the often underrated future prospects of Africa.
Contact the editorial office
Deputy Press & PR Manager
Phone: 0921 / 55-5356
Office: Central University Administration (ZUV)
3rd floor, room No. 3.09, Universitätsstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth, Germany
Older Issues of Spectrum Magazine
For older issues of Spektrum magazine (in german language) visit the german page or browse the archive.