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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

Feb 11, 2016

University of Bruxelles awards Kerstin von Lingen

Dr. Kerstin von Lingen was awarded the 2016 edition of the International Chair of the History of the Second World War, an annual lecture prize by the Université Libre de Bruxelles. During March, the... read more


Feb 05, 2016

Swetlana Torno elected to Doctoral Student Convention

Swetlana Torno, PhD student of Junior Research Group "Demographic Turn", has been elected member of the executive committee of the Doctoral Student Convention. She will represent the... read more


Jan 13, 2016

Axel Michaels receives Award for Intercultural Competence

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, Director of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe", receives the Höffmann Academic Award for Intercultural Competence 2015. Conferred by the University of... read more


Dec 02, 2015

Axel Michaels received Lautenschlaeger Research Prize

Indologist Prof. Axel Michaels, Director of the Cluster "Asia and Europe", received the Lautenschläger Research Prize endowed with 250,000 euros. He was honoured as an... read more


Nov 06, 2015

Mariachiara Gasparini becomes Lecturer at Santa Clara University

Mariachiara Gasparini, former PhD student in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS), has accepted a position as Adjunct Lecturer (Art of the Silk Road) at the Santa Clara... read more