Important Information for Students

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 this year is closed. The next application period will take place between March and April 2024. For more information, visit our site for admissions.

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 Most Recent Announcements


Job vacancy at EcoS: University Assistant (prae-doc)

Become a vital part of our EcoS team, led by Professor Frank. This role offers you a unique blend of responsibilities, from management to teaching and...


We are excited to announce the return of the writing mentoring workshops for this winter semester, in collaboration with the Center for Teaching and...


As we embark on a new semester, we are excited to extend a warm welcome to all of you, just as we did last year


Reminder for course registration WiSe 2023 and changes in SoSe 2024

We would like to remind you that the course registration period is scheduled from September 13th to 27th


Upcoming course registration period for the winter semester 2023

Our course directory for the upcoming winter semester of is now updated! The official registration period is from September 13th to 27th, 2023.


Shifting Geopolitical Dynamics in Northeast Asia: Opportunities and Challenges Regarding North Korea

Join NCNK Executive Director Keith Luse as he moderates an insightful discussion with North Korean experts Rüdiger Frank, Rachel Minyoung Lee, and...