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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

Apr 26, 2013

Humboldt Research Award for Christian Henriot

Prof. Christian Henriot has been awarded the Humboldt Research Award. The Cluster member will use the funds to develop a Digital Humanities project with focus on China.  read more


Apr 15, 2013

Max Weber Prize for Johannes Quack

Cluster member Dr. Johannes Quack has been awarded a prize by the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt. The Max Weber Prize honours outstanding... read more


Jan 11, 2013

Academy of Sciences honours Melanie Trede

The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities has appointed Cluster member Prof. Melanie Trede as full member in the Humanities Class for her outstanding achievements in East Asian Art... read more


Oct 29, 2012

Hengstberger Prize for Roland Wenzlhuemer

Junior Research Group Leader PD Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer has been awarded the Klaus-Georg and Sigrid Hengstberger Prize for Young Scientists at Heidelberg University. With the prize comes a budget for... read more


Oct 19, 2012

Heisenberg Fellowship for Roland Wenzlhuemer

Cluster member PD Dr. Roland Wenzlhuemer has been awarded a Heisenberg Fellowship by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Attached to the Department of History at Heidelberg University, he will... read more