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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

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


Mar 03, 2017

Yu Yusen receives Chinese Government Award

Yu Yusen received the prestigious Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad 2016. This award is a scholarship by the China Scholarship Council (CSC) to honor overseas Chinese... read more


Feb 28, 2017

Frances Niebuhr receives Yad Hanadiv Summer Fellowship

Frances Niebuhr received the Yad Hanadiv Summer Fellowship, which will give her the opportunity to stay at Tel Aviv University for six weeks from the middle of May to the end of June. During this... read more