Fachgruppe African Studies

Welcome to the Fachgruppe of the Master's Program in African Studies

We are thrilled to introduce you to the heart of our student community – the Fachgruppe, a dedicated group of elected student representatives who strive to make your academic journey at the University of Basel enriching and memorable.

What is the Fachgruppe?

The Fachgruppe (FG) African Studies is the official body of all students in this master’s program within the Center for African Studies Basel (ZASB). The primary mission of this FG is to ensure that your voice is heard, and your concerns are addressed during your time here. The FG African Studies encompasses all students pursuing their master’s degree in African Studies and is your access to student politics at the University of Basel. It designates the student representation to various bodies within the Centre and via the student union at the University of Basel (skuba) to the highest echelons of this University.

Every semester, during the general assembly, students elect the executive committee. This committee advocates and works tirelessly to represent your views and interests to the ZASB and the wider university administration. Another area of responsibility for the FG is the coordination of various events for the students. However, you do not need to be a committee member to contribute your ideas or projects to the FG; we are always open to and thankful for input from students.

Meet Your Elected Student Representatives:

Gelila Berhanu – Board President

Cindy Zollinger – Board Member

What We Do:

Representation: We act as a bridge between you, the students, and the ZASB. Your concerns, suggestions, and ideas are channeled through us to create positive change within the program.

Communication: We keep you informed about important updates, events, and opportunities within the master’s program and the wider university community.

Events: We organize a variety of events, including lectures, workshops, cultural gatherings, and social activities to foster a sense of community among our diverse student body.

Get Involved:

We encourage you to actively engage with the FG. Your participation in our events, feedback, and ideas are essential in shaping the master’s program in African Studies. Together, we can create an inclusive and vibrant learning environment that celebrates the diversity and richness of this interdisciplinary master’s degree.

Stay tuned for updates on our upcoming events, and do not hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or suggestions. You can connect with us through our dedicated channel [Instagram: fg_africanstudies] or via [Email: fg-africanstudies@unibas.ch].

We look forward to an exciting journey of academic exploration and community building with you. Let's make your master’s program in African Studies at the University of Basel an unforgettable experience!