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Please note that the Department of East Asian Studies (incl. the secretariat) has limited office opening hours for students. Therefore, please book an appointment before going to their offices. For information on available time slots from Monday to Thursday, please visit secretariat's schedule. For your appointment request, please send an email with a detailed description of your inquiry to sinologie.ostasien[at] An appointment is not possible without prior notification.

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EcoS is a two-year multidisciplinary master program that focuses on the contemporary societal, political and economic issues in the East Asian region as a whole. East Asia is much more than just the sum of its parts, so the program emphasizes a comparativist approach to current transnational and regional issues.

The application period for the academic year 2024/2025 is from 4 March to 8 April 2024. For more information, visit our site for admissions.

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Diplomacy, negotiations, conflict. The M4 course Strategic Gaming offers a hands-on experience.


The Department of East Asian Studies is pleased to invite you to the upcoming Ostasientag (East Asia Day) 2024.


Upcoming VU in Summer 2024: Regionalism, Institutions and Transnational Crimes in East Asia

Students interested in Transnational Organized Crime in East Asia can now register to this course with Alejandra Cervantes Nieto.


The Comenius University Bratislava and the KNU Kangwon Institute for Unification Studies host an online workshop on February 15, 2024.


Call for applications: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Vienna

6 Year Full-time Postdoctoral Position in East Asian Studies with a Focus on North Korea at the University of Vienna.