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Welcome to the Wits-Tub-Unilag Urban Lab

WELCOME TO THE WITS-TUB-UNILAG URBAN LAB‘- The WITS-TUB-UNILAG Urban Lab is one of the DAAD Bilateral SDG Graduate Schools that provide infrastructure for cooperative efforts among German higher education institutions and their international counterparts. Find the latest project news and information on our activities, bursaries, the team and further resources on this website.



08 Apr 2024

Call for Papers African Urbanisms Conference - Deadline April 21

25 Mar 2024

Urban-Nature Relations: Webinar with Matthew Gandy, James Gondwe and Boris Schröder-Esselbach, March 27

14 Feb 2024

African Urbanisms conference - Call for papers is now open!

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Call for Papers

African Urbanisms Conference

The conference will take place from October 23 to October 26 at Wits University. The call for papers is open until April 21 2024.

Funding opportunities


The project offers a limited number of scholarships for the Urban Management programmes at UniLag and at Wits each year. Furthermore, there will be more scholarship opportunities for postdoctoral researchers and PhD students. All information on scholarships and current calls will be published here.

Information for prospective students

Study programmes

Find out more on the project's postgraduate study programmes at Wits University and the University of Lagos.


Alumni Interviews

Dr. George Kwadwo Anane

Research Stay

Researching Women’s Access to Land at the University of Makeni, Sierra Leone

Alumni Interviews

Khabonina Masango

Alumni Interviews

Dr. Dennis Kamaanaa Sumbo

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The Wits-TUB-UniLag Urban Lab is a DAAD funded graduate school promoting cooperative efforts among the University of the Witwatersrand, Technische Universität Berlin and the University of Lagos seeking to contribute to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the New Urban Agenda (NUA) on the African continent

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Here you can find information on publications by the members of the Wits-UniLag Urban Lab team as well as publications that resulted from work and studies funded by the project.

Event Materials

The Wits-TUB-UniLag Urban Lab regularly hosts events such as summer schools, talks and webinars that provide training for early career researchers and present research on sustainable urbanism by the team and collaborators from across the African continent and beyond. Here you can find recordings of talks, additional materials provided by the speakers and documentations of events.

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