Research topic: The University Priority Research Program (URPP) Asia and Europe explores relations between the regions of Asia and Europe in historical and contemporary contexts, i.e. the many processes of appropriation and demarcation in the culture, religion, law and society, which result from these encounters.
Research structure: The URPP Asia and Europe is an interdisciplinary research structure at the University of Zurich, and its pooling of disciplines and academic knowledge on Asia is unique within Switzerland. It brings together more than twenty professors from thirteen disciplines and four different faculties.
Promotion of junior scholars: The URPP Asia and Europe promotes excellent junior researchers, who explore our research topic in doctoral and post-doctoral projects. They are embedded in a structured PhD-program as well as in one of three research fields.
Public relations: In light of the broadly acknowledged social, political and economic significance of the research topic, we seek to enter into dialogue with the wider public and to share its research results with interested parts of society.