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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

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


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