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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.

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Jul 03, 2017

Prof. Ramaswamy elected president of AIIS

Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy was elected as president of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). She will replace the current president, Prof. Philip Lutgendorf, on July 1, 2018. Sumathi... read more


May 31, 2017

Awards for Svenja Nagel

Dr. Svenja Nagel, former Ph.D. student and Associate Member of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, received the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise as well as the Heidelbgerg Academy of... read more


May 02, 2017

Karl-Jaspers-Prize 2017

On Thursday, May 4, Profs. Jan and Aleida Assmann were awarded the Karl-Jaspers-Prize at the Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. The prize, endowed by Heidelberg University, the Heidelberg Academy of... read more


Mar 30, 2017

Frederica Lume Pereira recieves doctoral degree funding

Federica Lume Pereira, PhD Candidate in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies and member of MC 8.2, received a funding support for the completion of her doctoral degree from the Graduate... read more


Mar 24, 2017

Sijia Cheng receives Scholarship by the MPI

Sijia Cheng, Graduate Student at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, received a 6-month residential scholarship to join the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, from September 1,... read more