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Arizona State University, Department of Religious Studies

Arizona State University Campus

Arizona State University's Department of Religious Studies is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Its mission is to pursue the investigation of religious ideas, values and practices from a perspective in the Humanities that engages the social and behavioral sciences as well as other disciplines at Arizona State University.

Arizona State University (ASU) is located in Tempe. It is the largest public research university in the United States a total of 73,378 students enrolled in 2013. The university was founded in 1885 as the Tempe Normal School for the Arizona Territory in Tempe, Arizona. In 1958, a statewide ballot measure renamed it "Arizona State University." ASU is located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area of the State of Arizona. 

Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg

Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg

The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien (HfJS) (Center for Jewish Studies Heidelberg) in Heidelberg is one of the leading European institutions of higher education within the field of Jewish studies. Founded in 1979, it wants to be a bridge between the German Jewish community and the whole society by enhancing the dialogue and mutual understanding between them.
The highly recognized HfJS further serves as an important source of information about Jewish religion, history and culture for media, politicians and further institutions. Since 2007, it is also member of the College Rectors’ Conference (Hochschulrektorenkonferenz).

European Alliance for Asian Studies

European Alliance for Asian Studies

The European Alliance for Asian Studies (Asia Alliance) is a co-operative framework of European institutes specializing in Asian Studies. The aim of the Asia Alliance, established in 1997, is to contribute to bringing together the fragmented forces in Europe on Asian Studies in order to establish scholarly excellence in central areas of research and expertise on Asia, to the benefit of the institutes' national research environments and the European community at large.

Forum Transregionale Studien

Forum Transregionale Studien

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien was founded in the fall of 2009. It is a research organization that promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. It is dedicated to a research agenda that systematically links disciplinary approaches and the expertise of area studies by focusing on entanglements and interactions across national, cultural or regional borders.

The Forum provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows. In cooperation with universities and research institutions in and outside of Berlin, it carries out research projects that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions.

German Literature Archive

The German Literature Archive

The German Literature Archive (Deutsches Literaturarchiv – DLA) is one of the most significant literary institutions in the world. Its collections bring together and preserve an abundance of valuable sources of literary and intellectual history from 1750 to the present day.

As part of the DLA, the Global Archives initiative is devoted to the research-related development of German-language collections all over the world – up to now in Israel, Brazil, Turkey, China and India. The concept of the Global Archives is based on the exchange of standards and competences, while at the same time deliberately maintaining the diversity of local traditions. Within the framework of the concept of the Global Archives, concrete research and development activities are carried out that are relevant to international humanities. At the same time, international German studies in the partner countries are strengthened by the targeted exchange of young talents and local inventories.

The German Literature Archive Marbach is cooperating with German and international partners on this goal in terms of research and context.

Harvard University, Institute for World Literature

Annenberg Hall at Harvard University

The Institute for World Literature (IWL) is supported by Harvard University and has been created to explore the study of literature in a globalising world. Each year, the institute’s programme takes place in a different academic center of world literature.

Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines.

Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Akademie der Wissenschaften

The Akademie der Wissenschaften (Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities) was founded in 1909 as one of eight academies of science in Germany. It aims at connecting outstanding academic scholars from all disciplines in order to exchange ideas and conduct fundamental research. The extramural and interdisciplinary research institution therefore funds research projects, organizes academic workshops and lecture series and is promoting young academic scholars.

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

Main Entrance of IGNCA, New Delhi

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is located in New Delhi, India. It was established in 1987 under the Ministry of Culture and provides research and dissemination in the field of the arts. It covers a wide range of subjects including archaeology and anthropology. The centre's definiton of the arts comprises creative and critical literature, written as well as oral, visual arts ranging from architecture, sculpture, painting and graphics to general material culture, photography and film, the performing arts of music, dance and theatre as well as art-related fairs and festivals. IGNCA serves as a major resource centre for the arts. It also compiles and publishes reference works, glossaries, dictionaries and encyclopaedia with a focus on arts and the humanities. Moreover, IGNCA seeks to foster a dialogue between arts, science and technology.  

The IGNCA consists of three regional centres in India: the IGNCA´s Southern Regional Centre in Bangalore, the IGNCA´s Varanasi Regional Centre and the IGNCA´s Regional Centre for the North East based in Guwahati.

Kansai University, Institute for Cultural Interaction Studies

Kansai University Mediapark

Kansai University's Institute for Cultural Interaction Studies consists of educational and research departments for East Asian Cultural Interaction Studies. Its goal is to create a new cultural image of East Asia via a peripheral-area approach: current research projects for East Asia seek not to presume a static cultural core or view East Asian regions as isolated units. Instead, it looks at East Asia as a cultural conglomerate pieced together by unbroken chains of cultural contacts.  

Kansai University is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Osaka, Japan. It was founded as Kansai Law School in November 1886. Since then, Kansai University has considerably widened its scope by offering studies in Economics, Commerce, Sociology, Policy Studies, Foreign Language Studies, Health and Well-being, Informatics, Safety Science, Engineering Science, Environmental and Urban Engineering, and Chemistry, Materials, and Bioengineering. Together with its attached senior and junior high schools Kansai University has a total student body of 30.000.

Peking University, Department of History

Peking University, Beijing

Peking University’s Department of History was established in 1899. Today it offers academic degrees on bachelor, master and doctoral level. The Department of History covers four main areas, which are Ancient Chinese History, Modern and Contemporary Chinese History (1842-1949 and 1949 up to today respectively), World History as well as Archaeology and Museology.

Peking University is one of China’s key universities and a major research institution. Founded in 1898, Peking University was originally known as the Imperial University of Peking. Its campus "Yan Yuan" (the garden of Yan) hosts 30 colleges, 12 departments and a number of research institutions.

School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

School of Planning and Architecture Delhi

The School of Planning and Architecture is a specialized University. Being one of its kinds, it exclusively provides training at various levels, in different aspects of human habitat and environment. It was founded in 1941 as a Department of Architecture of Delhi Polytechnic, and later affiliated to the University of Delhi and integrated with the School of Town and Country Planning. On integration, the School was renamed as School of Planning and Architecture in 1959. Recognizing the specialized nature of the fields in which the School had attained eminence, in 1979, the Government of India conferred on the School of Planning and Architecture the status of a university.

Seoul National University

SNU Gate

The Seoul National University (SNU) originates from the modern higher education institutions established by the Korean Emperor Gojong in late nineteenth century. It was formally founded in 1946 as the first national university of Korea. Currently, the university has 16 colleges, 1 graduate school and 9 professional schools. About 17,700 undergraduate students and 11,300 graduate students are enrolled in 2013.

Tohoku University, School of Law

Centennial Hall at Tohoku University

The School of Law at Tohoku University offers master, doctoral and research student programmes. Over 30 professors cover a diversity of research fields such as criminal law, civil law, constitutional law, international law, commercial law, and economic law.

Tohoku University is a national university located in Sendai, Japan. It was founded in 1907 and is the third oldest Imperial University in Japan. Today, it plays a leading role in both research and education in Japan. About 18000 students are enrolled at Tohoku University (2013). It consists of 10 faculties, 17 Graduate Schools and 7 Research Institutes (2014).

University of Hyderabad

University of Hyderabad

The University of Hyderabad (UoH) is one of the major institutions of higher education in India. Founded in 1974 with Prof. Gurbaksh Singh as its first Vice Chancellor, UoH has emerged as a leading centre of teaching and research. With 46 different departments and centres organised in 12 schools of study, the University has over 400 faculties.

University of Tokyo, Graduate School of Public Policy & Institute of Social Science

University of Tokyo

The Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) is situated at University of Tokyo. The GraSPP offers a Master of Public Policy (MPP) aiming to train students in planning, implementing and evaluating public policy, and to prepare students for careers in public service.

The Institute of Social Science (ISS) at University of Tokyo was established in 1946 based on reflection of the experience of the war and the nature of prewar Japanese social science research. The ISS covers four academic fields including social sciences of law, political science, economics and sociology.

University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. It consists of 10 faculties, 15 graduate schools and is a leading research university in Japan. It is renowned for its graduates including prime ministers, Nobel Prize winners, entrepreneurs etc. About 28000 students are enrolled at University of Tokyo, among others 3000 international students (2013).