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30.05.2019 09:00

14th Nilo-Saharan Linguistics Colloquium

30 May - 1 June 2019

VENUE: Department of African Studies/University of Vienna

ORGANIZER: Department of African Studies/University of Vienna ...

20.05.2019 17:00

Lecture by Dr. El Bernoussi: "China as a Leader of the Halal Business: An Opportunity to Strengthen MENA Ties"

GADS Lecture by Dr. Zaynab El Bernoussi from Al Akhwayn University, Ifrane, Morocco

16.05.2019 09:00

International Conference: "The Long History of Pan-African Intellectual Activism: More Than a Centenary, 1919-2019"

Department of African Studies, University of Vienna

Thursday to Friday, 16th to 17th May 2019

Organiser: Arno Sonderegger


07.05.2019 17:00

Lecture "Perspectives of Translation in (African) German Studies" by Dr. Shaban Mayanja (Institute of German Studies and Comparative Literature,...

29.04.2019 15:30

Defensio "The land question in South Africa - a society's touchstone"

Öffentliche Defensio der Masterarbeit Thomas Krizek, BA


Easter break 2019

April 15th - 28th 2019

Please take note of the office opening hours:

We, April 24th 2019: 10.00 am-12.00 noon

Mo, April 22nd - Tue, April 23rd:...

 African Studies

African Studies as an area study programme focuses on teaching and research of the history, language and literatures of African societies.

Students acquire fundamental knowledge about African societies and about their global interconnectedness through various periods of time. We emphasize the link between academic training and the implementation of acquired knowledge into fields of practice.

Academic degrees to be attained: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and doctorate (PhD).