The Graduate School strives to become one of the leading centers of research on East Asia in Europe. It will train up to 15 doctoral candidates per year. Since October 2013, twelve graduate students have started working on their doctoral theses. In addition, three postdoctoral researchers are pursuing their research projects, and two of the three advertised positions for junior professors have been filled. The director of the graduate school is Verena Blechinger-Talcott, professor of Japanese studies. Eun-Jeung Lee, professor of Korean studies, and Klaus Mühlhahn, professor of Chinese studies, are vice directors.
The academic program combines area studies research on China, Japan, and South Korea with political science, law, business and economics, anthropology, history, and cultural studies. The Graduate School builds on networks between Freie Universität Berlin and the leading research universities and scholarly institutions in East Asia as well as the key research institutions in Europe and the United States that focus on East Asia.
The Graduate School of East Asian Studies is the seventh structured doctoral program to be funded by the German Excellence Initiative that is based at Freie Universität or with involvement of Freie Universität in the program.
Time and Location
- November 8, 2013, 5 to 9 p.m.
- Freie Universität Berlin, Henry Ford Building, Lecture Hall A, Garystr. 35, 14195 Berlin; subway station: Thielplatz (U3)
- Advance registration is requested by November 1, 2013: email@example.com or call Katrina Walsh, Tel. +49 30 838-59697