Terraced farming in Rwanda is a traditional utilization and cultivation technique in agricultural land use, which is used especially in densely populated areas with heterogeneous topography. The photo was taken during a co-operation visit to Rwanda, funded by the Federal Agency for Nature Conservation Agency (BfN) funded project EOCap4Africa. Photo: © Forum Afrikazentrum 2023 

The membership at the Bavarian Research Institute for African Studies (BRIAS) also strengthens the African expertise in Bavaria. An important part of the FAZ is the Young Africa Centre (JAZ). It serves as a platform for all students interested in Africa, doctoral students, and members of the academic mid-level faculty interested in Africa. The JAZ promotes professional, interdisciplinary exchange among young academics. The JMU is traditionally one of the universities in Germany with a high proportion of African students.

Countries in Africa in which the Forum Africa Centre is active together with African institutions in the areas of research, exchange, and training.

Through an intensive exchange of researchers, doctoral candidates and students, many close personal and institutional partnerships with Africa have grown over the years. 

Africa-related cooperations and research at the JMU Würzburg extends across almost all faculties and many institutes and departments. Since 2008, excerpts from these activities have been presented to a broad public in the university tent at the Africa Festival in Würzburg. This partnership has now existed for 15 years and has even been intensified in recent times.

One example of this is the photo exhibition on Nelson Mandela, photographed by Jürgen Schadeberg, which was on display at the JMU. The Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa, H.E. Stone Sizani, also visited the exhibition as part of the Africa Festival Würzburg 2023. 

More information on the FAZ and JAZ, as well as research projects and collaborations, can be found on the FAZ website.