Ottmar Ette, Chair of Romance and Comparative Literature at the Universität Potsdam, was recently appointed as member of the Advisory Board at the Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies.
The Bayreuth Academy of Advanced African Studies is an inter- and transdisciplinary research institution at the Universität Bayreuth, Germany. It started its operations on October 1, 2012, focusing on “Future Africa – Visions in transformation”. The research focus “Future Africa” has a duration of four years (2012-2016) in its first stage and receives financial support from the Federal Ministry of Research and Education.
The Academy’s official inauguration will take place on December 3, 2012, presenting the structure, design, and scope of its projects, activities, and research groups.