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The certificate program afriZert is currently under development at the Institute for African Studies (IAS) at the University of Bayreuth and has been directly funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Science and the Arts (StMWK) since the summer of 2021. AfriZert is designed to enable students at all Bavarian universities and universities of applied sciences to have a minimum level of Africa-related knowledge certified - regardless of their home institution or the primary study objective and its constitution.

The aim of afriZert is to enable participating students to perceive and get to know the African continent in all its diversity: as a multifaceted space of discourse, as a home to a wide variety of living and working environments, and in the context of global political, social and economic interdependencies.

Special attention is paid to interpersonal and intercultural exchange, which is anchored in the curriculum through a mandatory stay abroad.

Following the approach of blended learning, subject to approval by the relevant university committees at the University of Bayreuth, both basic skills and subject-specific knowledge will be taught in five modules with a total of 40 ECTS in three semesters starting in the winter semester 2022/23. Since the students are not tied to a specific location, our content is primarily taught in digital events. The teaching content of afriZert is fed by teachers from all over Bavaria, from partners abroad, as well as other actors. To make this possible, content is taught in German and English.



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