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Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

Prof Dr Dymitr Ibriszimow

Prof Dr Dymitr Ibriszimow (Dymitr.Ibriszimow@uni-bayreuth.de) born in Bulgaria, secondary school, university studies of Arabic and African linguistics and doctorate in Poland, since 1990 academic work in Germany, since 1999 Professor at UBT, Chair of African Studies II (African languages beyond Niger-Congo). Former Deputy-Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures (2001), former Dean for Student Affairs of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures (2002), former Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Literatures (2004-2005), former Deputy coordinator of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/FK 560 “Local action in Africa in the context of global influences” (2006-2007),

former Director of the Institute of African Studies at UBT (2007-2008), Member of the UBT Senate 2011-2012 and since 2015. Leader of the application for and since 2009 Dean of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies, BIGSAS, founded November 2007 and financed in the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments. Currently 100 PhD students and 81 alumni from 32 countries (out of which 19 African countries) are and were trained at BIGSAS. BIGSAS is also an academic network of six African and one European (UBT) university.

 Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme

 

Academic Mobility for African Sustainable Development/AMAS

The overall objective of the Intra-Africa Academic Mobility programme is to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.