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Professor Harald Fuess holds Visiting Professorship at the University of Tokyo

Aug 17, 2010

Prof. Harald Fuess holds a Visiting Professorship at the University of Tokyo in August and September.

He is affiliated with the Institute of Social Science. He also intends to strengthen the Cluster's connections with Sophia University, Kyoto University and Osaka University.

The University of Tokyo is one of the most renowned universities in Japan. It has 10 faculties with a total of around 29,000 students. The Institute of Social Science was established in 1946. It examines Japanese society within a globalizing world through comprehensive and empirical research.

Harald Fuess is Professor for Cultural Economic History at Heidelberg University's Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" where he was also elected as speaker for Research Area C "Health and Environment." For 2008-2011 he has been elected president of the European Association for Japanese Studies (EAJS), which is the world's largest research association for the study of Japan. He received his academic training at Princeton University (B.A.) and Harvard University (M.A., Ph.D.) and lived in Japan for a total of 15 years. 

Profile of Prof. Harald Fuess
Cluster Professorship Cultural Economic History

University of Tokyo
Institute of Social Sciences


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