Institut für Afrikawissenschaften - Vienna

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Institut für Afrikawissenschaften
Universität Wien
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 5.1.
A-1090 Wien, Österreich

Department of African Studies
University of Vienna
Spitalgasse 2, Court 5.1.
A-1090 Vienna, Austria

Tel: +43 1 4277 43201 (Mag. Ulrike Auer, Sekretariat)
Fax: +43 1 4277 9432


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The discipline of African Studies belongs to the field of Area Studies. It focusses on the study of African societies, history, languages, and bodies of literature.

Acquiring a degree in African Studies involves in-depth knowledge and understanding of African societies and Africa’s role in the wider world as well as the practical application of this knowledge in professional and other social contexts. 

The Department of African Studies offers three degree programmes: Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA), and PhD. 

Based on a transdisciplinary approach, the department offers courses in African history, linguistics, and literary studies. Conceptualising complexity, diversity, and transformation is a core issue of our daily academic work, our projects, and cooperations with partners from all over the world.

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