For years, the University of Würzburg has been a centre for intensive, internationally acclaimed research on Africa and with African partners.
These pages present decades of intensive and wide-ranging scientific research on Africa as well as current cooperation projects with African partners. The disciplines represented are wide-ranging: from biology and chemistry to geography and the literary, cultural and social sciences. On the following pages, you will gain an insight into the spectrum of Africa-related research and teaching at the University of Würzburg.
Researching the Fascinating Biology of the Sleeping Sickness Pathogen in Würzburg
Prof. Dr. Markus Engstler
Global Change on Kilimanjaro Endangers Biodiversity and Functions
Dr. Marcell Peters and Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter
Natural Products: Hope in the Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases and Cancer
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Gerhard Bringmann
Discoveries from Egyptian Temples: On Tradition, Economy, and Identity Formation in a Multicultural Context
Prof. Dr. Martin Andreas Stadler
Tropical Deforestation and Land Use Accelerate Climate Change in Tropical Africa
Prof. Dr. Heiko Paeth
Sustainable Management of Hydropower Generation in West Africa
Dr. Michael Thiel and Dr. Sarah Schönbrodt-Stitt
North and West Africa. The last 200 years. Regeneration and desertification
Sani Ibrahim and Dr. rer. nat Prof. h.c. (Cluj) Erhard Schulz
Africa in International Relations: From Marginalization to Rising Influence?
Dr. Philipp Gieg and Timo Lowinger
German Involvement in the Transatlantic Slave Trade and Colonialism in Africa
PD Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez