Africa Institute

Our foucs: Africa

The Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU) has integrated all activities in research, teaching, learning, innovation and transfer on the African continent in its Africa Institute. Founded in 2013 by Prof. Dr. Rainer Burk, the HNU´s Africa Institute includes activities and academics from all of its faculties of Healthcare Management, Information Management and Business and Economics.

The projects focus on the development and implementation of practice-oriented and interdisciplinary projects with African partners in the areas of health care, entrepreneurship, logistics and resource management, and commercialization of research.

Our Partner Countries

  • Botswana
  • Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Ethiopia
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia

Project Portfolio

Transformation management and commercialization of research

  • Network development and qualification measures based on the model of the German universities of applied sciences
  • Development of entrepreneurial universities & university-industry co-operations
  • Interdisciplinary & inter-university workshops for commercialization of co-operation

Healthcare management

  • MSc Health Information Management
  • MBA Healthcare
  • International leadership training
  • Hospital management for health professionals
  • Expert network Healthcare Management in East and Central Africa

Applied entrepreneurship

  • Applied entrepreneurship education programme/academy
  • Interdisciplinary master programme
  • Entrepreneurship & renewable energies
  • Capacity building & lecturer education programmes

Logistics and resource management

  • Big data in logistics
  • Development of business models based on the application of renewable energies
  • Showcases for best practice of decentralized electrification for productive use


Professor Dr.
Olaf Jacob View Profile

Vice President for Research and Digitalisation
Head of the degree programme Master of Business Intelligence and Business Analytics
Head of the Centre for Data Science & Business Analytics

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Main Building B,B.1.19


Professor Dr.
Thomas Bayer View Profile

Vice President for Internationalization and Transfer
Director of the Centre for Research on service science (CROSS)

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Main Building B,B.1.21


Professor Dr.
Elmar Steurer View Profile

Dean of the Department of Business and Economics

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Main Building A,ZWEI, 25 BÜRO

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