Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA)

The Pilot African Postgraduate Academy (PAPA) targets early career scholars who have recently accomplished their doctoral theses and who are based at Universities in Africa. The goal is to foster among them a commitment to the value of scholarship for its own sake, cultivate their interest in conceptual understanding and promote an orientation towards the use of knowledge acquired in Africa to contribute to the further development of science in general.

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Other training

Point Sud, in cooperation with Northern universities and research centers, educates African graduate students predominantly in social anthropology, while graduate students from the Global North are provided access to a top-level international research setting. Besides the regular courses and fieldwork training for African scholarship holders, Point Sud organises a field school in Mali every two years in collaboration with the Goethe-University in Frankfurt/Main. This fieldwork training brings together graduate students from Frankfurt with their Malian counterparts from the University of Bamako who then conduct joint field research. Furthermore, the institute hosts the Point Sud Annual Institute (PSAI), an international summer school for young researchers, that is organised collaboration with its academic and financial partner institutions.

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Research

“Point Sud – Strengthening Local Knowledge” analyzes the interactions between local knowledge and practices, and global or national projects of modernization and state construction.

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Training

Point Sud, in cooperation with Northern universities and research centers, educates African graduate students predominantly in social anthropology, while graduate students from the Global North are provided access to a top-level international research setting.

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