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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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Nov 01, 2015

DFG Funding for Religious History Project

Prof. Michael Bergunder and Julian Strube from project MC7.1 "Religion and Politics" have been successful with an application at the German Research Foundation (DFG). Starting in 2016, they... read more


Oct 13, 2015

Austrian Academy of Sciences appoints Birgit Kellner

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner, HCTS Professor of Buddhist Studies, has been appointed the new Director of the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) of the Austrian Academy of... read more


Sep 29, 2015

Toshi Book Prize for Lothar Ledderose

Prof. Dr. Lothar Ledderose and Hua Sun receive the 2015 Toshihide Numata Book Prize for their edited volume "Buddhist Stone Sutras in China, Sichuan Province, Volume 1". The Toshi Prize is... read more


Jul 16, 2015

Christoph Mauntel becomes Research Fellow in Tübingen

Dr. Christoph Mauntel will become postdoctoral fellow within the research training group "Religiöses Wissen im vormodernen Europa" at the University of Tübingen. Dr. Mauntel has been member... read more


Jun 21, 2015

FoF3 Funding for Armin Volkmann

Dr. Armin Volkmann and Eric Decker have been successful with an application for their project on retro-digitalisation. They will preserve the excavation records of the roman fort in... read more