Structural Analysis of Cultural Systems

Welcome to the S.A.C.S. homepage! Please take your time browsing through the content that is listed on the left. To put it in a nutshell: At S.A.C.S.,

· Research is carried out
with a
· Focus on indigenous cultures,
· Empirical studies
· Intervention projects.
We are also available for
· Consulting
as well as for
· Education and training.

S.A.C.S. has Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It is affiliated with the International Academy Berlin for Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economics gGmbH (INA) and with the International Institute for Sustainability, Diversity and Knowledge Transfer (ISDK) of the SRH University of Applied Sciences. S.A.C.S. was founded in 2004 at the Technical University of Berlin. It is presently in a phase of spreading and becoming a network attached to several universities.


Research and academic exchange have so far been supported by various sponsors. The basis was laid with CULTOS, funded by the European Commission. The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation enabled cooperation and surveys in West Africa. The German Embassy in Cotonou and the GTZ provided logistic assistance in the field. The universities of Ibadan (Nigeria), Limpopo (South Africa), Münster (Germany) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (New Delhi, India) funded accomodation and travel, just as FAPCI (Spain) did. The DAAD gave excursion and lecture tour support. The University of Minnesota provided material and evaluation backing. In Cameroon, research was supported by the University of Buea, exchange and project implementation were enabled by the Ministère de Tourisme (Kribi), by the Cameroon Travel Centre and by the State Secretary. In India, logistic aid was given by CARIKS (Centre for Advanced Research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Mysore). Cooperation was also supported by a number of further universities, such as Addis Ababa University and Hawassa University (both Ethiopia), University of Buea and Université Yaoundé I (both Cameroon), University of Mysore (India), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) and Universidade Católica Dom Bosco (Campo Grande, Brazil), to name but a few.


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