Institute of East Asian Studies

Innovation in East Asia – IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies

The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies, funded with a four-year grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), explores innovation in East Asia from
a multidisciplinary perspective. This approach is considered crucial, as technical and social innovation only takes place under appropriate social and political conditions. The research focuses on the future of urban living in East Asia’s metropolitan centres and on new modes of mobility in the region.

Parallel to this research programme, the IN-EAST School is also exploring innovative ways of training and qualifying junior researchers in area studies. Research takes place in six groups, in which junior professor/postdoc researchers work with PhD students on the relevant subjects. A team of experienced professors from the ­various participating faculties at the UDE provide advice and support to the young researchers with their research activities. Funding period: 2013–2017.