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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.

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.



"Benkum dware nifa, nifa dware benkum”: Strategies for Sustainable Familial Intellectual Engagement

Keynote by Prof. Akosua Adomako Ampofo (University of Ghana) and welcoming by Prof. Andreas Mehler (University of Freiburg) to the conference of the Association for African Studies in Germany (VAD)
"Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives" from 7-10 June 2022 at the University of Freiburg (Africa Centre for Transregional Research).

VAD 2022 Kaleidoscope

The webfilm of the VAD Conference 2022 "Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives" is now online!

Honorable Elizabeth Naa Kwatsoe Tawiah Sackey, Mayor of Accra and Executive Director of the Accra Metropolitan Assembly, with her delegation and representatives of the City of Freiburg visiting the ACT and the ABI, 23 September 2022. (Photo: © ABI Freiburg)

Project Launch

Postcolonial Hierarchies in Peace & Conflict

A collaborative network of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute Freiburg, the Center for Conflict Studies at the University of Marburg, the University of Bayreuth and the University of Erfurt

Freiburg and Colonialism: Yesterday? Today!

Exhibition about Freiburg's colonial interrelationships in the Augustinermuseum

25 June 2022 - 11 June 2023