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Cooperation with the University of Chicago

Feb 17, 2013

The University of Chicago, particularly its Department of History, is one of the international key partners of the Cluster "Asia and Europe". The cooperation includes even "Heidelberg Prize Lectureships".

The Cluster offers "Heidelberg Prize Lectureships" at the University of Chicago to advanced Ph.D. students. Each year, two students who have already made substantial progress in their thesis are given the opportunity to teach at the University of Chicago's Department of History. They will be assisted in this task by their mentor, a faculty member from the University of Chicago.

The University of Chicago´s Department of History offers studies in cultural and intellectual history, interdisciplinary and comparative history, as well as international history. The Department of History especially supports interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual exchange.     

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from John D. Rockefeller. The University of Chicago consists of a college, several graduate programs as well as interdisciplinary committees and a school of continuing education. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled at the University of Chicago and it is located on Chicago’s South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center.  

For more information about the cooperation and the University of Chicago please contact Prof. Michael Geyer

Other international partner institutions of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” include Harvard UniversityDuke University, Arizona State University, Peking University, Kanagawa University, Kansai University, Kyoto University, The University of Hong Kong, The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and the German Commission for UNESCO.


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