Tasks of the Institute

Research, teaching and knowlege transfer determine the tasks of the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

That means:

  • Contemporary, interdisciplinary East Asia Research in the fields of Economy, Political Science, Society, Geography, History and Culture,  
  • coordination of the networked range of teaching including the language training Japanese- and Chinese-Intensive,
  • expansion of the specialized library,
  • collection and documentation of information concerning East Asia,
  • regular colloquia regarding current East Asia related topics,
  • scientific conferences and symposia about East Asia,
  • Institute Reports (published annually),
  • publication of current research results,
  • transfer of research and information into non-university practical application, and finally
  • placing students (in the course of the Master thesis) and qualified alumni respectively in companies, administrations and institutions to make inquiries on-site in East Asia.