Asien-Afrika-Institut (ESA 1, Ost)

The Asien-Afrika-Institut of the Universität Hamburg is the largest university center for Asian and African Studies in Germany. The Asian and African sciences in Hamburg look back on more than 100 years of history, which began with the founding of the colonial institution in 1908.

The Asien-Afrika-Institut (AAI) (outside view)
The foyer of the AAI
The entrance to the AAI library (left side)
Room 221 in the ESA OST (venue for the second workshop day)

Main Building (ESA 1)

In 1909-11, the main building of the university, donated by E. Siemers, was erected. With some 39,500 students, Hamburg is the fifth largest university in Germany.

The Main Building (ESA 1)
lecture hall J
Lecture Hall "J" (venue for the first workshop day)
The main building (ESA1) (outside view from the side of the AAI)


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Hasina Samoelinanja

Hasina Samoelinanja grew up in accordance with the Malagasy culture. Since his childhood he is a Kabary speaker. In 2006, he successfully completed his masters in German Studies with a thesis on the Malagasy social philosophy "Fihavanana" and its development... 

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We kindly acknowledge the financial support of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung (HWS) and our collegues: Prof. Roland Kießling, Prof. Alessandro Bausi, Prof. Henning Schreiber and Prof. Jan van der Putten. 


Location: Asien-Afrika-Institut

Universität Hamburg,
Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügel Ost,
20146 Hamburg