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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.

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 Most Recent Announcements


Interview: The Philippines' election results

The Philippines elected Ferdinand Marcos Jr., the son of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr., on May 9, 2022. What is expected from his presidential...


As part of the u:eastasia lectures, the Department of East Asian Studies has organized a discussion panel to analyse the various strategic, economic...


Improving North Korean Defector Integration in South Korea: Survey Findings and Recommendations

Dr. Steven Denney co-authored a recent commentary on defector integration in South Korea, published by the news outlet specialized in North Korean...


The articles of the special issue of ASIEN highlighting the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the current generation of junior scientists at our...


Event Invitation - Hackers and Social Networks: How North Koreans are accessing Foreign Information

On April 27, Dr. Steven Denney and Mr. Peter Ward will present findings and discuss implications from a recently completed research project on...


Upcoming talk: The South China Sea and its implications for ASEAN countries

On Tuesday, 22 March, 19:00-20:00 EcoS Lecturer Alfred Gerstl will participate in an online discussion on "The South China Sea and its implications...