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The Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" offers an interdisciplinary research environment for outstanding scholars. Many of the scholars receive prestigious awards and they are offered scholarships, fellowships and permanent position from institutions all over the world. In this section, we report about some of these honours and achievements.

Latest Distinctions

Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Torri senior researcher at La Sapeinza

Dr. Davide Torri, former postdoctoral researcher at the HCTS and interim professor for Anthropology at the South Asian Institute (SAI), was offered a position as senior researcher at the department... read more


Nov 13, 2019

Karl Jaspers Prize posthumously awarded to Rudolf G. Wagner

Prof. Rudolf Wagner, founding director of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context," will posthumously be awarded the Karl Jaspers Prize. The award ceremony will take... read more


Oct 22, 2019

Chen Ruixuan receives award for translation

Dr. Chen Ruixuan, assistant professor of Buddhist Studies at the HCTS, was awarded the “Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Grants for Critical Editions and Scholarly Translations 2019” for “An English... read more


Sep 19, 2019

Fellowship for Lorenzo Andolfatto

Dr. Lorenzo Andolfatto, postdoctoral fellow at the HCTS, was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange for two years. During this time,... read more


Jul 08, 2019

Jennifer Altehenger now associate professor at Oxford

From September 2019 onwards, former Cluster member Dr. Jennifer Altehenger will be taking up the Associate Professorship in Chinese History and the Jessica Rawson Fellowship in Modern Asian History... read more