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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 18, 2016

Kyoto University Awarded MATS Exchange Students

Kyoto University awarded all five Heidelberg MATS exchange students a JASSO scholarship from the Japanese government for the duration of the 6 months in Kyoto as part of their third semester... read more


Oct 04, 2016

Lena Henningsen Receives Leopoldina Award

Dr. Lena Henningsen, Associate member of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe”, received the Leopoldina Early Career Award 2016. This honor is bestowed on her because of her outstanding... read more


Sep 08, 2016

Humboldt Foundation awarded Sumathi Ramaswamy

On September 8, 2016 Prof. Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University) received the prestigious Anneliese Maier Research Award by the Humboldt Foundation. With the prize money of 250,000 €, she will pursue... read more


Aug 22, 2016

Max Stille received an EASAS Research Student Award

Max Stille received an EASAS Research Student Award for his paper, entitled "Communities of Code-switching Connoisseurs: Multilingualism in Islamic sermons in Bangladesh", which he... read more


Jul 14, 2016

Harald Fuess appointed as Project Professor at Kyoto University

Prof. Harald Fuess, Chair for Cultural Economic History at the Cluster "Asia and Europe", was appointed Top Global Program Professor at Kyoto University under the “Kyoto University Top... read more