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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

Dec 21, 2017

Fuess as Visiting Professor in Kyoto

Prof. Harald Fuess was invited to serve as a Visiting Professor in the Graduate School of Letters of Kyoto University in 2018. Kyoto University is a core member of the HeKKSaGOn Alliance and is the... read more


Oct 30, 2017

Harald Fuess appointed to Collegio Dottorale at Ca' Foscari University

Prof. Harald Fuess was recently appointed to the Collegio Dottorale of the Department of Asian and North African Studies of Ca' Foscari University in Venice in order to facilitate the workings of the... read more


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


Sep 22, 2017

Balzan Prize for Jan and Aleida Assmann

Profs. Jan and Aleida Assmann were awarded the Balzan Prize for their groundbreaking research on "collective memory". The International Balzan Prize Foundation awards four annual monetary... read more