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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

Oct 19, 2017

Amelia Bonea wins Prize for Publication

Amelia Bonea, former member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe" was awarded the 2017 Eugenia M. Palmegiano Prize in the History of Journalism by the American Historical Association. The prize... read more


Oct 10, 2017

ERC Starting Grant for Lena Henningsen

JunProf. Lena Henningsen, who is a former member of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", was chosen to receive funding from one of the most significant European sources of support for junior... read more


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