Bayreuth, Germany

African Studies

when 4 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 1110

Every year the Institute of African Studies (IAS) of the University of Bayreuth organises courses on African Studies as part of the Bayreuth International Summer School. This year's Bayreuth International Summer School features courses on Africa-Asia relations.

China’s recent engagement on the African continent has attracted much attention and is controversially discussed. However, are Africa-Asia relations really new? Is China the only actor? And are the connections only about economy? This year’s African studies courses will approach Africa-Asia relations from two different angels to show the depth and complexity of the relationship but also its global implications and political as well as social and economic effects.

Part 1: China-Africa Engagements: Narratives, Myths and Realities

Part 2: Asian Presence in Africa: Examples from East and Southern Africa

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Dr. Jana Hönke
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Dr. Raoul Bunskoek
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Target group

The programme is open to students (preferably post-graduate or at least in their last third of their studies) and professionals from all disciplines.

Credits info

6 EC
Please ask the Summer School team for detailed information on credit points.

Fee info

EUR 1110: Regular Rate
EUR 710: Rate for students from partner universities


Students from partner universities may qualify for reduced tuition fees.