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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

Sep 09, 2009

Emory University honours Prof. Kurtz

Prof. Joachim Kurtz, Cluster Professor of Intellectual History, has received the “Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities“ from the Emory University, USA, in 2009.  read more


Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen
Sep 01, 2009

Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen granted a Research Fellowship in Princeton

Prof. Dr. Thomas Maissen has been granted a Research Fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. During his sabbatical from January to August 2010, he will primarily conduct research... read more


Bestowal Ceremony ICAS 6, Daejeon, Korea, 2009
Aug 06, 2009

Dr. Laurent Pordié wins the ICAS Book Prize 2009, Colleague Choice Award

Dr. Laurent Pordié, Coordinator of Research Project C4 "Making India a Global Healthcare Destination", has recently been awarded the Colleague Choice Award of the ICAS Book Prize bestowed... read more


Jul 06, 2009

Huang Xuelei awarded with Academia Sinica fellowship

Huang Xuelei, Ph.D. student at the Institute of Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University and member of Research Project B12 “Rethinking Trends” of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, has been awarded a... read more


Jun 12, 2009

Burton Cleetus receives the Rockefeller Archives Center Grant Award

Burton Cleetus won the 2009 Rockefeller Archives Center Grant Award for his project "Framing Public Health, Generating Sovereignty: Locating Health within the Context of Ayurveda and Biomedicine... read more