The Priority Programme


The SPP 1448 is one of the so called Priority Programmes funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG).

The DFG Senate may establish Priority Programmes when the coordinated support given to the area in question promises to produce particular scientific gain.

A particular feature of the Priority Programme is the nationwide cooperation between its participating researchers.

Funding Period 


As a rule, Priority Programmes receive funding for a period of six years. The first of three two-year periods of the SPP started on 1 January 2011. 

The implementation of the SPP 1448 is shared by the Universities of Halle and Leipzig, with funding distributed by DFG to both institutions on an equal basis.

Title of the Priority Programme 



"Adaptation and Creativity in Africa - 
Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder." 


"Adaption und Kreativität in Afrika - 
Technologien und Signifizierungen in der Produktion von Ordnung und Unordnung."