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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 10, 2017

Fuess Visiting Professor of East Asian Studies at Yale University

Yale University invited Prof. Harald Fuess as Visiting Professor in East Asian Studies during the fall semester of 2017 to pursue a multi-year tri-continental academic collaboration on Japanese... read more


Aug 31, 2017

Sheba Chhachhi receives Thun Prize

Sheba Chhachhi, Delhi-based artist and associate of HERA’s project SINGLE, received the second Thun Prize for Art and Ethics for her commitment to women's rights and environmental awareness. The... read more


Aug 31, 2017

Congratulations to Sheba Chhachhi for the Thun Prize for Art and Ethics 2015!

We are very happy and proud to announce that Indian artist and activist Sheba Chhachhi received the Thun Prize for Art and Ethics worth CHF 25,000 ($ 25,000) in Switzerland.  read more


Aug 28, 2017

Michael Falser will be Professeur Invité in France

Michael Falser, Project Leader of project D18 "Picturesque Modernities", embarks on a position as "Professeur Invité" to France. Within the academic year of 2017/2018 he will... read more


Aug 16, 2017

Takuma Melber won prize for dissertation

Cluster member Takuma Melber won the second "Förderpreis 2017 für Militärgeschichte und Militärtechnik", which honors his dissertation "Zwischen Kollaboration und Widerstand: Die... read more