Important Information for Students

Please visit the University's website to familiarize yourself with the current COVID-19 measures in place (link). If you are a student of EcoS, also make sure to read our Department's regulations for students in the following link.

Please note that in an attempt to support the measures against the spreading of COVID-19, the Department of East Asian Studies (incl. the secretariat) currently has no office opening hours for students. Only in urgent cases (collection of documents) can appointments be made. Please note, however, that appointments are only possible on the following days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. For an 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 next application period will be between March and April 2022. Click here to know more about EcoS Application process.

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 Most Recent Announcements


Taiwan's 'gastrodiplomacy': food, soft power and diplomacy.

On July 21st, Martin Mandl met with the head of Taiwan's mission in Austria, Ambassador Katharine Chang, to discuss Taiwan's food, its soft power, and...


Martin Mandl on "Taiwan with a Side of New Public Diplomacy"

For "Taiwan Insight", Martin Mandl discusses his research on Taiwan's New Public Diplomacy, the Gourmet Taiwan programme, and he argues for the...


Announcement on the name of EcoS MA Program

The Curricular Commission of the Senat of the University of Vienna has informed about the official change of the name of our MA program from German to...


Best Presentation Award for "A Taste of Taiwan"

Martin Mandl's presentation "A Taste of Taiwan" has been awarded the 'Best Presentation Award', supported by the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy, at...


We would like to share with you an invitation from the new web-based medium with a focus on East Asia based in Vienna, dasReispapier.


How to Study EcoS

Since March 2020, teaching has been possible only remotely, and direct contact between our students and the EcoS staff has only been possible via...