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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

Jan 13, 2017

Andrew Flachs receives grant by the VW Foundation

Dr. Andrew Flachs, member of Junior Research Group “Agrarian Alternatives” and Volkswagen postdoctoral fellow, was approved a grant of 9,400 euro by the Volkswagen Foundation. With this funding he... read more


Nov 08, 2016

“The Cinema Travellers” Won Three Awards

"The Cinema Travellers", a documentary by the Cluster’s former short-term fellows Shirley Abraham and Amit Madheshiya, won two awards at the 2016  Mumbai Film Festival, after receiving... read more


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