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PhD Program

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funded by Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)

Since 2017, the Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr invites applications for up to four 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 structured three-year doctoral programme on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia aims to advance knowledge on East Asian regional institution building, identity formation, and the interaction between both processes throughout history and today. By applying transnational and comparative approaches to the study of East Asia, the programme looks beyond national borders and seeks to unleash the potential of combining humanities and social sciences and to base research projects on interdisciplinary perspectives.

For details, please see the AREA Ruhr Doctoral Programme.

Junior academics interested in pursuing non-funded PhD studies should send an application, including a PhD proposal, to the appropriate professor at the IN-EAST .

NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen, die eine Individual-Promotion anstreben, wenden sich mit ihrem Forschungsprojekt an den entsprechenden Lehrstuhl am IN-EAST .

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