2017/06/06: AREA Ruhr doctoral programme, Up to three 3-year Doctoral Stipends Available

The Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr, supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), invites applications for up to three 3-year doctoral stipends for highly qualified graduates from the social sciences, business and economic studies, the humanities, or East Asian studies programmes with advanced language skills in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. The […]

2017/04/24: AREA Ruhr Lecture Series, Summer 2017

AREA Ruhr will continue its lecture series with three talks in the summer term 2017, introducing research and researchers from IN-EAST and the Faculty of East Asian Studies. Talks will be held in German. All are welcome! 31 May 2017 Markus Taube: “Institutionelle Fundamente transregionaler Wirtschaftsbeziehungen – Zur Idiosynkrasie, Konvergenz und Transferabilität von Institutionen” location: […]

2017/01/25: AREA Ruhr at Mercur Club

On January 25, AREA Ruhr presented their project at MERCUR Club, an annual event organized by Mercator Research Center Ruhr bringing together representatives and researchers of the three Ruhr universities. Dr. Kerstin Lukner introduced the audience to AREA Ruhr’s planned MA and doctoral programmes. 

2017/01/23: International Scientific Advisory Board Meeting

AREA Ruhr’s International Scientific Advisory Board convened at the University Duisburg-Essen on Friday, January 20th. Chaired by Prof Glenn Hook, the board discussed AREA Ruhr’s activities and progress in the year 2016 as well as the upcoming MA and PhD programs.

2016/12/20: Panel discussion: Integration in East Asia, Disintegration in Europe?

Cancelled due to illness. For long, the EU has been touted the success story and the model of regional integration. Yet, Brexit, deep divisions over the handling of the financial and refugee crises, and a surge in right-wing populism have cast severe doubt on the ideals and cohesion of the European project. In East Asia, […]

2016/11/03: Thomas Heberer inaugurates AREA Ruhr lecture series

Prof. Thomas Heberer of IN-EAST has given the inaugural lecture of AREA Ruhr’s lecture series on November 2nd, speaking on the “East Asian path of development and the China model”. Speaking to an audience of researchers and students,  in his talk, Prof. Heberer presented a synthesis of the developmental state approach and discussed how it […]

2016/10/11: AREA Ruhr lecture series/AREA Ruhr Vortragsreihe

During the winter term 16/17, AREA Ruhr will offer a four-part lecture series, introducing research and researchers from IN-EAST and the Faculty of East Asian Studies. The series will be held in German and begin with a talk by Prof. Dr. Thomas Heberer on the future of the Chinese model of development. All are welcome! […]

2016/07/26: MERCUR to Support AREA Ruhr Graduate School

MERCUR Supports Doctoral Research at AREA Ruhr AREA Ruhr is proud to announce that the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) has decided to provide funding support for the AREA Ruhr Graduate School “Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Communities in East Asia”. The program will be backed by MERCUR’s structural grants line of funding. Under the […]

2016/07/25: MERCUR to Support Joint MA Program

Funding for AREA Ruhr’s Joint MA Program The Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR) will provide funding support for the MA Transnational East Asian Studies, a joint program of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum, and IN-EAST, University of Duisburg-Essen, under the roof of AREA Ruhr. The program will be backed by MERCUR’s structural […]

2016/02/11: A new alliance for research and teaching in East Asian studies: AREA Ruhr founded

As two partners within the University Alliance Ruhr, the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE) and the Faculty of East Asian Studies at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) have founded one of the largest and strongest research alliances in the field of East Asian Studies in Europe. The new joint institution […]