Who we are and what we do

The Institute for Canadian Studies of the University of Augsburg was founded in fall of 1985. During the first five years of its existence it was funded as a joint venture by the Canadian and the Bavarian government as well as by the Volkswagen Foundation (Stiftung Volkswagenwerk).
The Augsburg Institute is an interdisciplinary institution. It consists of faculty of the Departments of English and French Literature and Linguistics, Geography, History, Political Science and Sociology, thus representing the core disciplines of area studies.

Its research activities cover a wide range of topics. The Institute administers the only MA-Programme in Canadian Studies at a German-speaking university. In addition, the Augsburg Institute facilitates academic exchanges and research co-operation between Canadian and German universities, and the national and international Canadian Studies Communities.

Under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. Rainer-Olaf Schultze the Institute for Canadian Studies administers the activities of the Foundation for Canadian Studies.

The University Library has broad holdings in Canada-related books, sources and materials, partly due to the selected depository library status granted by the Canadian Federal Government.
Every summer term, there is a Canadian guest-professorship. The lectures offered by the Canadian guest-professor are an integral part of the MA-Programme. Between the Augsburg Institute and three Canadian universities (Université Laval (Québec), Carleton University (Ottawa), University of British Columbia (Vancouver) there are well established links.
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Directors: Prof. Dr. Rainer-Olaf Schultze,
Prof. Dr. Peter Waldmann,
Prof. Dr. Lothar Wolf
Managing Director:  Prof. Dr. Rainer-Olaf Schultze 
Office building:  Universitätsstr. 6
Mail:  Universität Augsburg,
D-86135 Augsburg 
Phone:  0821/598-5263 
Fax:  0821/598-5669
Office hours:  Tuesday, 14:00-16:00 (CET)
Webmaster : 
Claudia.Glöckner, M.A.
Phone:  0821/598-5177
Fax:  0821/598-5669
Office hours:  Monday-Thursday, 10:00-12:00 (CET)

Last updated: Februar 11, 2004


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