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ACT - Africa Centre for Transregional Research

The Africa Centre of Freiburg is a Competence Centre for Transregional, Reciprocal African Studies and Societal Exchange.

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ACT, the Africa Centre for Transregional Research, at the University of Freiburg, is host for African researchers. ACT aims to establish a differentiated image of African reality in the public sphere.

ACT is a competence, service, and information centre for European African studies in teaching, research, and innovation.

With reciprocity of research as its guiding motive, ACT establishes a new form of cooperation between German, European and African researchers.



The next Freiburg Africa Talk:

Racism and Deportation Plans - (How long) is Germany still worth living in? (13.06.2024)

You can now register for the

SDG-University Day Baden-Württemberg 2024

28.06.2024, HS Kehl



Workshop Report: East African Citizenshop in Times of Change (22./29.04.2024)

The two-day workshop, organized by the ACT, ABI and ZASB, brought together reflections on citizenship in times of change from different disciplines and with different emphases. The report is now available!

ACT Annual Report 2023 available (April 2024)

The Annual Report 2023 provides an overview of ACT's activities, is published once a year in retrospect and is available on the website!

Recording available: Germany and Africa - Quo Vadis?

On 18.04.2024, Ambassador Christoph Retzlaff and Prof. Dr. Alexander Makulilo spoke about the future of German-African relations. A recording of the Freiburg Africa Talk is now available on the University of Freiburg's video portal.

New Video: "Mortui Vivos Docent"

As part of theproject on reciprocal research into the Alexander Ecker Collection funded by Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste, a new video with Prof. Dr. Albert Gouaffo has been produced and is available both in the project media library and on the University of Freiburg's video portal.

Andreas Mehler and Prof. Dr. Kriegelstein visit Ghana

A high-ranking delegation from the University of Freiburg, led by Rector Prof. Dr. Kerstin Kriegelstein, visited the University of Ghana from 27-29.2.2024.