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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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May 28, 2015

New Graduate Programme on Global Religious History

A new graduate programme deals with religious identities in the 19th and early 20th centuries. The programme titled "Global Religious History from a Regional Perspective" runs in close... read more


Apr 29, 2015

Christian Förster joins German-Japanese Association

Prof. Dr. Christian Förster was elected member of the executive board of the Deutsch-Japanische Gesellschaft (DJG) Frankfurt. He took up his position in April 2015. The DJG Frankfurt was founded in... read more


Apr 20, 2015

Talk by Susan Richter at Fudan University

PD Dr. Susan Richter gave a talk titled "Transformation of a Ritual – How Europeans utilized the ploughing of the Chinese Emperors as a role model for their early modern regents" on April... read more


Apr 16, 2015

Heidelberg Academy Award for Jennifer Altehenger

The Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities honours Dr. Jennifer Altehenger with the Academy Award 2015. The Associate Member of the Cluster receives the prize, which comes with a pursue of... read more


Apr 14, 2015

SOAS invites Eliane Ettmüller

Dr. Eliane Ettmüller, Associate Member of the Cluster, has been invited by the London Middle East Institute and the SOAS Centre for Jewish Studies to give a talk on Egyptian satire and caricatures.... read more