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Studying in times of the COVID-19 pandemic

Dear students, please find the most important information and regulations concerning studying in times of the COVID-19 pandemic in our section "Studying in Times of Corona".  ...more

Courses for the 2020/2021 winter semester

Information on courses for the winter semester and the introductory events for first-year-students will be released on our website soon.  ...more

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Cultural Anthropology

In today's world of global entanglements, the main task of anthropology is the understanding of human behaviour in its complexity. An insight into the multiplicity of lifeworlds forms the starting point of our analysis of social and cultural diversity.  ...more

The University of Bayreuth has one of the largest departments for anthropological teaching and research in Germany. Our anthropology department places particular emphasis on research on and around the African continent, and we benefit from the university-wide strength in African Studies - an interdisciplinary Africa research network made up of over 40 faculty members makes Bayreuth one of Europe’s most important sites for teaching and research related to the continent. This focus doesn’t exclude other possibilities, however: teaching and research within Anthropology focus on a wide range of research areas.


Studying Anthropology at the University of Bayreuth has many advantages: students benefit not only from the high quality of our teaching and research, but also from our setting within a campus university. ...more


Find out what’s happening in the Anthropology Department! In the calendar overview you will find all our important events. ...more


Would you like to get news and updates from our department? Have a look in the news section of our site. ...more

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