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Information for first-semester-students WiSe 2022


An application for initial admission to the BA program in African Studies, readmission, admission to an additional program, and a change of program are possible within the following deadlines:
Winter semester 2022/23: July 11 to September 5, 2022.
Summer semester 2023: January 9 to February 5, 2023



Department of African Studies: an introduction

Birgit Englert provides an interesting insight into the African Studies at the University of Vienna. She talks about the core areas of the Study Programme, about African languages and about job perspectives.

The student representatives Nadine Okalanwa and Lisa Tackie talk about why they decided to study African Studies and they explain their tasks as student representatives (STV).



Rémi A. Tchokothe presents his research activities and explains how his work is done. He shares his thoughts on basic questions, like why and how he does his research and what the work he's doing has got to do with reality out there.

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Änderungen im Studienrecht ("UG Novelle")

Mit 1.10.2022 treten einige gesetzliche Änderungen in Kraft (zum Beispiel: neue Fristen für die Einzahlung des ÖH-/Studienbeitrags, Änderungen bei...


Sommerakademie 2022: Rassismuskritische Schule

29. August 2022: 10.00-18.00

30. August 2022: 09.00-16.30

Kardinal König Haus, Wien


2 Ausschreibungen am Institut für Afrikawissenschaften der Universität Wien

Nummer 13185: Universitätsassistent*in post doc 50% - Afrikanische Literatur (für 4 Jahre: 01.03.2023-28.02.2027)

Nummer 13186:...


Gratulation an unsere Kollegin Anaïs Angelo

Anaïs Angelo ist Mitglied der Jungen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Wir gratulieren ganz herzlich!



Artikel in Indaba. Das SADOCC-Magazin für das südliche Afrika. 113/22

Von Nkosinathi Dlamini und Karlheinz Mörth.

21.10.2021 12:00

Do Africans need an address? The meaning of house numbers in late colonial Zambia

Speech by Kirsten Rüther

Verein für Geschichte der Stadt Wien

21. to 22. October 2021

 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).