Scientific Director: Prof. Dr. Axel Klein

At the Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) of the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), some 70 scholars conduct interdisciplinary research on current social, political and economic developments in East Asia. The regional focus is on China, Japan and Korea. Since it was founded in 1994, the Institute of East Asian Studies has become the largest university institute of contemporary East Asian research in Europe and today is well positioned in the global East Asian research community.