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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

Jul 03, 2017

Prof. Ramaswamy elected president of AIIS

Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy was elected as president of the American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS). She will replace the current president, Prof. Philip Lutgendorf, on July 1, 2018. Sumathi... read more


Jun 28, 2017

Steven Ivings Lecturer at Kyoto University

Cluster member Dr. Steven Ivings accepted a position as a lecturer in Economic History at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Economics, beginning in July 2017. Kyoto University is linked to... read more


Jun 21, 2017

Kerstin von Lingen fellow in the DAAD-Cambridge Programm

Dr. Kerstin von Lingen, Junior Research Group Leader at the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, won a spot in the prestigious “Research Hub for German Studies” program at the University of Cambridge. After... read more


Jun 06, 2017

Maksym Grinenko accepted into IUC program

Maksym Grinenko, PhD Candidate in the Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies (GPTS), was accepted into a ten-month advanced language program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language... read more


May 31, 2017

Awards for Svenja Nagel

Dr. Svenja Nagel, former Ph.D. student and Associate Member of the Cluster “Asia and Europe”, received the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise as well as the Heidelbgerg Academy of... read more