The URPP Asia and Europe was established to promote understanding of the complex interrelationships between Asia and Europe at the intersections of culture, law, religion, and society. With expertise on Asia and Europe from four faculties and fifteen disciplines, the interdisciplinary research structure fosters research that is both timely and innovative. It unites a highly motivated body of more than twenty senior scholars and a dynamic group of some thirty funded or associated senior research fellows, doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers.
Research at the URPP focuses on three thematically and methodologically diverse research fields: „Concepts and Taxonomies“, „Entangled Histories“ and „Norms and Order(s)“. Since the fall semester of 2009 the URPP Asia and Europe is also offering a doctoral program, providing a vibrant academic environment for highly qualified young academics in which to pursue a doctoral degree within an interdisciplinary context.