Prof. Dr. Dr. Nele Noesselt



  • Chair for Political Science with a special focus on East Asia / China | University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Speaker AREA Ruhr Doctoral Programme

Prof. Dr. Katja Schmidtpott



  • Dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies | Ruhr University Bochum
  • Professor of Japanese History |  Ruhr University Bochum


Prof. Dr. Christine Moll-Murata

Deputy Co-Director

  • Chair of the Department for History of China | Ruhr-University Bochum


Prof. Dr. Hannes B. Mosler

Deputy Co-Director

  • Chair for East Asian social sciences with a focus on Korean politics and society | University of Duisburg-Essen

Andrea Halbmeyer, M.A.

Non-voting member

  • Director of the Dean’s Office | Ruhr-University Bochum

Helmut Demes,

Non-voting member

  • Executive Director IN-EAST | University of Duisburg-Essen

Marc Paschke

Student Representative

Anastasia Heber

Deputy Student Representative