News from EcoS

This section compiles all of the news from the EcoS program. You can also see the articles according to the following categories: EcoS up to Date, EcoS in the News or Student's Corner.

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12.11.2018
 

Upcoming Activities for EcoS Students

EcoS Student Representatives have organize two events for November and December, preparing for the upcoming winter festivities.

Student's Corner
06.11.2018
 

As part of our series of Guest Lectures for this Winter Semester, Prof. Patrick Köllner, from the German Institute of Global and Area Studies - GIGA,...

EcoS Updates
06.11.2018
 

In order to comply with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation, the University of Vienna requires all students to use their u:account's Webmail...

EcoS Updates
22.10.2018
 

Update on CTL's Writing Mentoring Programme for MA Students

The CTL has shared the schedule for this semester's writing mentoring programme for students writing their MA Thesis in English

EcoS Updates
11.10.2018
 

This is a very helpful programme for those who need to strengthen their research abilities, as well as improve their reading comprehension and writing...

EcoS Updates
09.10.2018
 

We would like to inform that the deadline to send the motivation letter to get one of the 10 places available for this course has been extended to...

EcoS Updates
09.10.2018
 

The classroom for the course 'International Negotiation Patterns' has been changed due to the large number of students attending the lecture.

EcoS Updates
04.10.2018
 

To all EcoS students taking Chinese courses, we ask you to read in detail the following announcement concerning the class “2018W 150091-1 Repetitorium...

EcoS Updates
03.10.2018
 

EcoS' new website includes a whole section dedicated to students who will start to write their MA Thesis and want to know how to finalise their EcoS...

EcoS Updates
02.10.2018
 

The new EcoS students for the academic year 2018-19 enjoyed a welcoming lunch offered by the Student Representatives of the Programme.

Student's Corner
20.09.2018
 

EcoS’ Student Representatives have organized a lunch to welcome all new students for the winter semester 2018-2019. Join us to know more about how to...

Student's Corner
17.09.2018
 

Due to the opening of a separate Chinese language course for EcoS students, we kindly ask students who registered or are interested in registering to...

EcoS Updates
17.09.2018
 

Religion in East Asia: New M4 Courses available for EcoS Students

For the Winter Semester of 2018/19 the Course Directory will include two lectures from Prof. Lukas Pokony as part of the M4 lectures available for...

EcoS Updates
17.09.2018
 

Learn to speak Indonesian with the language courses offered by the Indonesian Embassy in Vienna

This will be the second time that the Indonesian Embassy offers the language course for the levels A1, A2 and B2. The courses are thought in German...

EcoS Updates
17.09.2018
 

To celebrate the Vienna International Centre's 40th anniversary, the independent youth and student association (Academic Forum for Foreign Affairs)...

EcoS Updates
30.06.2018
 

Summer break ahead

EcoS would like to wish all of its students a happy and productive summer break. We hope to see you again at the begining of the winter semester, on...

EcoS Updates
27.06.2018
 

EcoS Guest lecture "Modes of Contemporary Diplomacy: An Ambassador's Perspective"

On Wednesday, 27th of June, Mr. Leigh Turner, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Republic of Austria and UK Permanent Representative to the United...

EcoS Updates
01.06.2018
 

Upcoming lecture "Update zu Nordkorea" at ÖAVN

The Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria [ÖAVN in German] will feature a lecture from Prof. Rüdiger Frank on the topic of North...

EcoS Online
29.05.2018
 

Prof. Frank talks about the Korean Peninsula and the US-North Korea Summit

Prof. Rüdiger Frank was interviewed at Ö1's 'Morgenjournal', where he discussed the implications of a possible US-North Korea Summit, and the...

EcoS Online
08.05.2018
 

The Specter of Taft-Katsura 2.0: Is a US-China Deal Far-Fetched? Prof. Frank newest article on 38th North

Prof. Frank points at the danger of a secret deal between the US and China and argues that such concerns might be one out of many reasons for the...

EcoS Online
27.04.2018
 

Historic Summit between North and South Korea

Das Erste featured a special on the recent Summit between North and South Korea on its segment 'Brennpunkt'.

EcoS Online
27.04.2018
 

Kleine Zeitung asks 'Was will Kim erreichen?'

Keeping up with the current events in the Korean Peninsula, Prof. Rüdiger Frank was interviewed by 'Kleine Zeitung'.

EcoS Online
26.04.2018
 

Wiener Zeitung: Kim wants a Korean Unification

Why is North Korea suddenly interested in talks? Prof. Rüdiger Frank talks with Klaus Hubold from 'Wiener Zeitung'.

EcoS Online
23.04.2018
 

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung features Prof. Frank on North Korea

The german newspaper offers two articles featuring Prof. Rüdiger Frank, discussing denuclearisation and the current role of the military in North...

EcoS Online
21.04.2018
 

'An End to the Continuous Escalations' by Heute Journal

With the Summit between North Korea and South Korea taking place, both countries have decided to take their destiny in their own hands. Could this be...

EcoS Online
21.04.2018
 

NDR radio: 'Kim won't give up the atomic bomb'

North Korea is discontinuing its nuclear program. Could we trust in Kim Jong-un? Prof. Frank Rüdiger talks about it with NDR radio.

EcoS Online
15.04.2018
 

EcoS interdisciplinary approach: an asset for your professional career

EcoS interdisciplinary approach welcomes students from various academic backgrounds with strong interest in the East Asian Region.

EcoS Updates
11.04.2018
 

On 17 April, Dr. Alfred Gerstl will talk about “ASEAN – The Strategic and Economic Importance of Southeast Asia”.

EcoS Updates
10.04.2018
 

On April 10th, Prof. Ines Stolpe gave an insightful lecture on the topic of "Transnational Memory Cultures, Battlefield Tourism and Reconciliation"...

EcoS Updates
09.04.2018
 

Prof. Frank discusses the current situation in North Korea and his new book "Unterwegs in Nordkorea: Eine Gratwanderung"

Prof. Rüdiger Frank has given a series of interviews during the month of March to discuss the current situation with North Korea, as well as his new...

EcoS Online
01.04.2018
 

On Tuesday, 10th of April, we are pleased to have Dr. Ines Stolpe hosting the guest lecture "Transnational Memory Cultures, Battlefield Tourism and...

EcoS Updates
12.03.2018
 

Prof. Rüdiger Frank's Interview with Der Standard "Nordkorea-Forscher: Das ist klar der Trump-Faktor"

The Austrian newspaper Der Standard recently interviewed Prof. Frank concerning the annoucement of a summit between United States and North Korea.

EcoS Online
09.03.2018
 

Ostasientag 2017 on 12 March 2013

The Ostasientag 2018, an event hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna, will take place on the 12 March from 09:30 am -...

EcoS Updates
08.03.2018
 

New article by Prof Frank on 38 North: „Korea 2018: The Beginning of the End of the Post-1990 World Order?“

Prof. Frank discusses possible implications of the recent rapprochement between the two Koreas and the seismic changes this could herald for the...

EcoS Online
01.03.2018
 

Admission period is on its course, so we would like to invite all applicants to contact the EcoS staff at ecos[at]univie.ac.at in case of any...

EcoS Updates
01.03.2018
 

Extension of the registration period for classes of Professor Sung-Hoon Park

Important information for all EcoS students who wish to register for the classes of Prof. Sung-Hoon Park

EcoS Updates
23.02.2018
 

On the 14th of February, Professor Frank discussed travelling in North Korea and his new book "Unterwegs in Nordkorea" in a program on...

EcoS Online
15.02.2018
 

Dear students, in the summer term 2018, the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology (KSA) will organize two Bahasa Indonesia language courses...

EcoS Updates
12.02.2018
 

DAS! with Prof. Rüdiger Frank

Prof. Frank is interviewed by the German TV magazine "DAS!" on his insights and travels to North Korea.

EcoS Online
06.02.2018
 

Documentation on the DPRK's participation in the 1964 Olympic Games (with Prof Frank's comments)

On the 4th of February, the Austrian broadcasting services featured a documentary on the DPRK's participation in the 1964 Olympic Games with comments...

EcoS Online
16.01.2018
 

Jörg Thiele, a former EcoS student, is now a Myanmar-based Business Development and Marketing Manager for the German company Jebsen & Jessen Southeast...

Student's Corner
16.01.2018
 

On 15 January 2018, EcoS held a workshop with senior experts from the Diplomatic Academy Vietnam.

EcoS Updates
10.01.2018
 

"Tauwetter in Korea?"

Is the current rapprochment on the Korean peninsula a short-lived flare or a lasting development?

EcoS Online
09.01.2018
 

"In Washington ist man ein wenig nervös"

In Austrian newspaper Der Standard, Prof. Frank comments on the current rapprochment between North and South Korea, international mediation, and the...

EcoS Online
09.01.2018
 

Prof. Rüdiger Frank's Interview with "ZDF Heute"

On the 8th of January, 'ZDF Heute' featured an interview with Prof. Rüdiger Frank on the current talks between North and South Korea.

EcoS Online
04.01.2018
 

The is a change for the guest lecture by Dr. Min Wonjung "Behind the Curtains: How Politics and Economic Pressures Impact the Evolution and Exchange...

EcoS Updates
03.01.2018
 

On 9 January, 6:15 pm, Prof. Rüdiger Frank will give a public lecture on "Between Defensive Realism and Economic Reforms: Quo Vadis, North Korea?"

EcoS Updates
03.01.2018
 

Self-Confidence after a Tough Year

On 38 North, Prof. Frank commented on the 2018 New Year speech by Kim Jong-un.

EcoS Online
12.12.2017
 

In October 2017, EcoS student Kristian Viflot traveled to Japan as participant of the MIRAI program, offered by the Japanese Foreign Ministry. In the...

EcoS Updates
01.12.2017
 

In a commented slideshow of pictures taken during his own travels in the DPRK, Prof. Frank offers a rare view inside the hermit kingdom.

EcoS Online
01.12.2017
 

On January 9, we are pleased to have Dr. Min Wonjung hosting the guest lecture "Behind the Curtains: How Politics and Economic Pressures Impact the...

EcoS Updates
29.11.2017
 

"Nordkorea unempfindlich gegen Sanktionen"

For the upcoming episode of 3sat's business programme Makro, Prof. Frank explains the limitations of sanctions in dealing with the DPRK, China's...

EcoS Online
15.11.2017
 

From summer semester 2018 onward, the University of Vienna will apply a new tuition fee structure for students coming from a non-EU/EEA country.

EcoS Updates
15.11.2017
 

From summer semester 2018 onward, the University of Vienna will apply a new tuition fee structure for students coming from a non-EU/EEA country.

EcoS Updates
10.11.2017
 

Alfred Gerstl's Interview with "Wiener Zeitung"

On 9 November, "Wiener Zeitung" published an interview with EcoS Lecturer Dr. Alfred Gerstl on the Sino-US relations and their impact on East Asia,...

EcoS Online
08.11.2017
 

On 7 November 2017, Prof.em. Carlyle A. Thayer from the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy gave an insightful...

EcoS Updates
01.11.2017
 

Als UniversitätsassistentIn bei EcoS (Karenzvertretung 01.02. – 31.08.2018).

EcoS Updates
30.10.2017
 

Guest lectures in November

Two renowned scholars will visit our department during the month of November for a series of insightful guest lectures on topics concerning East Asia....

EcoS Updates
10.10.2017
 

EcoS is looking for an external lecturer for the course on Intercultural Negotiation Patterns (type VO - Vorlesung, 4 ECTS, 2 SSt.) starting from...

EcoS Updates
20.09.2017
 

EcoS students enrolled in the beginners' courses of Korean language please note that due to the high demand, courses had to be rescheduled.

EcoS Updates
19.09.2017
 

On 38 North, Prof. Frank comments on the latest North Korean trade data in the context of the ongoing sanctions debate.

EcoS Online
19.09.2017
 

Am Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften der Universität Wien wird demnächst eine Karenzvertretung in der Funktion einer/s Universitätsassistent/in...

EcoS Updates
05.09.2017
 

Phoenix: Im Dialog mit Prof. Frank

In "Im Dialog", Prof. Frank talks to Michael Krons about the current level of escalation between North Korea and the U.S. and his assessment of...

EcoS Online
04.09.2017
 

IM ZENTRUM: "Die Angst vor der Bombe"

In Austria's ORF2 talkshow Im Zentrum, Prof. Frank explains how and why the DPRK pursues its nuclear programme and discusses with other prominent...

EcoS Online
01.09.2017
 

"Einblicke in den isoliertesten Staat der Welt, Hintergründe zum aktuellen Konflikt" - Ö1, Punkt eins, 31.8.

In this one hour feature, Prof. Frank discusses the recent crisis on the Korean peninsula.

EcoS Online
21.08.2017
 

Course Registration

For the upcoming winter term 2017/18, registration for EcoS courses will be available between 04 September, 10:00am and 25 September 2017, 10:00am. A...

EcoS Updates
15.08.2017
 

Contact Your Student Representatives

In case of questions concerning student life at EcoS and in Vienna, post in the EcoS Student Facebook Group or contact your newly elected student...

Student's Corner
26.07.2017
 

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) is looking for a German speaking programme coordinator for the Deutsches Wisschenschafts- und...

EcoS Updates
19.07.2017
 

German Konrad Adenauer Stiftung is looking for a project assistant in Yangon, Myanmar to start 01 October.

EcoS Updates
14.07.2017
 

"Auch Kim Jong Un unterliegt Zwängen"

In his latest interview with 3sat's business programme Makro, Prof. Frank is arguing for a new international strategy towards North Korea.

EcoS Online
10.07.2017
 

Navigating Difficult Waters: President Moon Jae-in’s Berlin Speech

On 38 North, Prof. Frank comments on the speech by South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in in Berlin, Germany on July 6, and his proposals about how to...

EcoS Online
23.06.2017
 

The Case of Otto Warmbier

In a number of German speaking news formats, Prof. Frank critically comments on North Korea's handling of the case of US student Otto Warmbier, his...

EcoS Online
15.06.2017
 

On 14 June, the staff of EcoS together with the Directorate of Studies, Prof. Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, celebrated the 100th EcoS graduate.

EcoS Updates
12.06.2017
 

Update Admission Study Year 2017/18

EcoS staff is looking forward to welcoming 30 new, highly qualified students with various disciplinary backgrounds in the study year 2017/18.

EcoS Updates
08.06.2017
 

EcoS Staff Update - Dr. Gerstl: Consultation hours during summer 2017 / Master thesis supervision

Due to holidays and conference attendances, Dr. Gerstl´s consultation hours from July until September 2017 will be held on the following days:

EcoS Updates
05.06.2017
 

"Heading for a Cold War 2.0"

In German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, Prof. Frank talks about the conflict between the U.S. and North Korea.

EcoS Online
10.05.2017
 

Tagesschau24: Nordkorea am Ende?

On 13 May, 9:02pm at Tagesschau24, Prof. Frank will discuss current North Korean topics with ARD's Ulrich Timm.

EcoS Online
02.05.2017
 

Professor Jammes, an anthropologist of religion, is the leading authority in Cao Dai Studies. He will share his general fieldwork experience in a...

EcoS Updates
01.05.2017
 

Conversion of Student ID

All Austrian universities and university colleges of teacher education are legally required to change all student ID numbers (Matrikelnummer) from...

EcoS Updates
01.05.2017
 

Application Period Closed

The application period for prospective students starting EcoS on the academic year 2017/18 closed on 30 April 2017. Further applications for the...

EcoS Updates
28.04.2017
 

The North Korean Parliamentary Session and Budget Report for 2017

Prof. Frank gave his annual analysis of the North Korean Parliamentary Session in an article on 38th North.

EcoS Online
27.04.2017
 

Tensions with North Korea

In ORF ZIB24:00 on 26 April 2017, Prof. Frank analyses the current tensions with North Korea and how a U.S. rapprochement could counter military...

EcoS Online
26.04.2017
 

"North Korea is Willing to Talk!"

In an interview with #Blog1600Penn, Prof. Frank assesses the current security situation on the Korean peninsula.

EcoS Online
20.04.2017
 

On 8 May 2017 Peter Stabnau, priest at the Regensburg temple of Wŏn-Buddhism, will introduce theory and practice of one of Korea's largest religious...

EcoS Updates
11.04.2017
 

Guest Lecture and Q&A with EcoS Graduate Jörg Thiele, Business Development and Marketing Manager, JJ-Pun Ltd., Yangon.

EcoS Updates
10.04.2017
 

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society at University of Vienna is looking for an external lecturer for the winter term 2017/18.

EcoS Updates
07.04.2017
 

Consumerism in North Korea

Prof. Frank discusses the latest changes in North Korea based on his visit to the country in Feb. 2017, and offers details on the surprisingly dynamic...

EcoS Online
03.04.2017
 

Easter Break & Info for Prospective Students

Due to the University's Easter Break from 10 to 23 April 2017 no classes will be held, university offices and libraries may have special opening hours...

EcoS Updates
15.03.2017
 

Talk: Poetics and Politics – Stefan Zweig in Taiwan

As part of the Vienna Taiwan Lecture Series at the University of Vienna Arnhilt J. Höfle will present in English a chapter of her forthcoming book on...

EcoS Updates
07.03.2017
 

"China needs a stable North Korea"

In an interview with German news broadcaster n-tv Prof. Frank explains the intentions behind North Korea's latest missile test, China's interests in...

EcoS Online
03.03.2017
 

The Ostasientag 2017 - an event hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna - will take place on 13 March, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm...

EcoS Updates
01.03.2017
 

Apply Now!

From today until 30 April, the Admission Office is accepting your application for a seat in the EcoS Master Programme starting from next winter...

EcoS Updates
24.02.2017
 

Course Times

In addition to the online course directory (Vorlesungsverzeichnis) on u:find, please note the following course times:

EcoS Updates
23.02.2017
 

North Korea's Secrets

In ORFeins ZIB Magazin on 23 February 2017, Prof. Frank evaluates on a North Korea beyond official imagery by the state media.

EcoS Online
30.01.2017
 

End of Term and Lecture Free Time

Between Winter and Summer term, the university's lecture free time will last from 01 to 28 February 2017.

EcoS Updates
09.01.2017
 

Werner Fasslabend, Alfred Gerstl and Nikolaus Scholik will provide insights on recent developments in the South China Sea dispute, in a panel...

EcoS Updates
15.12.2016
 

therefore the Chair of EcoS wishes you a joyful Festive Season and a very Happy New Year 2017.

EcoS Updates
09.12.2016
 

The Unification Cases of Germany and Korea: A Dangerous Comparison

Prof. Frank discussed the pitfalls of comparing the actual case of German unification with the hypothetical case of Korean unification.

EcoS Online
05.12.2016
 

Information for prospective students on how to apply for the MA programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) in 2017 is now online.

EcoS Updates
02.12.2016
 

Career Paths for Young Academics: ERC and START Grants

On 13 March 2017 the dean of our faculty is inviting interessted young academics (MA and PhD levels) to a workshop and networking event on ERC and...

EcoS Updates
22.11.2016
 

Two renowned scholars will visit our department next week for a series of insightful guest lectures.

EcoS Updates
15.11.2016
 

Am 30. November 2017 läuft das „Doktoratstudium alt“ nach UniStG endgültig aus.

EcoS Updates
08.11.2016
 

Important information for all EcoS students who wish to write their MA thesis under the supervision of Dr. Gerstl: Due to his contract situation, Dr....

EcoS Updates
07.11.2016
 

Guest Lecture in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in Vienna by Prof. Tomoo Marukawa on "the Future of China's Economic Growth and Its Impact on...

EcoS Updates
07.11.2016
 

Updated information on approval of credits (Anerkennung) and examination record (Prüfungspass) for EcoS students is now available at the combined SSS...

EcoS Updates
03.11.2016
 

Stockholm School of Economics is now recruiting two sponsored Ph.D. candidates/research assistants for the Doctoral Programme in Asian Economy and...

EcoS Updates
23.10.2016
 

Bid Invitation for two External Lecturers!

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society at University of Vienna is looking for two external lecturers for the summer term 2017!

EcoS Updates
04.10.2016
 

Focus Point: Master Studies

Among all 116 master programmes offered by the University of Vienna, East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is highlighted for its interdisciplinarity,...

EcoS Updates
03.10.2016
 

Prof. Stephen J. Epstein: Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World

Guest Lecture and Movie Screening on Monday, 17 October 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Seminarroom OAW, no registration required.

EcoS Updates
03.10.2016
 

Prof. Stephen J. Epstein: Us and Them: Korean Indie Rock in a K-Pop World

Guest Lecture and Movie Screening on Monday, 17 October 2016, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, Seminarroom OAW, no registration required.

EcoS Updates
30.09.2016
 

Prof. Frank comments on a recent U.S. State Department initiative

In this article, he has the opportunity to dicuss the media and information campaign in North Korea.

EcoS Online
29.09.2016
 

Dear EcoS Students! From 1 October 2016, Prof. Dr. Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik will be our new Director of Studies.

EcoS Updates
09.09.2016
 

The Chair of EcoS together with the elected Student Representatives would like to help all new students getting oriented in the programme.

EcoS Updates
06.09.2016
 

Dr. Alfred Gerstl commented on the South China Sea conflict [in German] in interviews from ORF 2 and Der Standard.

EcoS Updates
15.07.2016
 

The EcoS team is happy for having received more than 100 applications from Africa, East and Central Asia, Europe, Middle East, North and South America...

EcoS Updates
01.07.2016
 

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill...

EcoS Updates
06.06.2016
 

Guest Comment in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung by Prof. Frank

Prof. Frank was just published in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ).

EcoS Online
30.05.2016
 

Studienassistenz EcoS (Wintersemester 2016/17, 10 Wochenstunden, Variante 1.b) *UPDATE*

Die Fachrichtung Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft Ostasiens (EcoS) sucht für das Wintersemester (1. Oktober 2016 bis 31. Jänner 2017) eine ...

EcoS Updates
06.05.2016
 

Panel Discussion- The Silk Road to the Global Superpower China

A panel discussion on China's one belt one road initiative, which combines the new land based and maritime silk roads.

EcoS Updates
02.05.2016
 

Call for Papers - Cultural Typhoon in Europe

This conference provides a platform for young researchers and scholars from East Asian Studies (Japanese Studies, Chinese Studies, Korean Studies,...

EcoS Updates
25.04.2016
 

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna is looking for an external lecturer for the winter term 2016.

EcoS Updates
11.04.2016
 

Prof. Frank has published a short analysis of the 2016 budget report from North Korea.

EcoS Online
16.03.2016
 

Prof. Frank and Theo Clement discuss the Kaesong closure in more detail, looking at the balance sheet for South Korea and for North Korea.

EcoS Online
14.03.2016
 

Prof. Rüdiger Frank has recently addressed various topics related to North Korea, including the case of Otto Warmbier, the closure of the Kaesong...

EcoS Online
11.03.2016
 

Writing Workshops – Schreibwerkstätten

The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) of the University of Vienna offers support to all students currently working on their master's theses.

EcoS Updates
01.03.2016
 

If you are working on your MA-thesis and have difficulties financing overseas flights for research purposes or have other expenses incurring, consider...

EcoS Updates
15.02.2016
 

Prof. Rüdiger Frank has been recently interviewed on various topics concerning North Korea, nuclear tests, satellite launch and the impact of economic...

EcoS Online
02.02.2016
 

U:SPACE is the portal for students from the University of Vienna. It is the central access point for all services related to the organisation of your...

EcoS Updates
25.01.2016
 

The Ostasientag 2016 - an event hosted by the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna - will take place on 11 March 2016, 9:30 am -...

EcoS Updates
17.12.2015
 

On 16 December 2015, Prof. Rüdiger Frank invited international junior and senior experts to Vienna with a view to discussing current and possible...

EcoS Updates
12.11.2015
 

New Article by Prof. Frank: "The 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in 2016: Return to a 'New Normal' or Risk a 'Take-Off'?"

On 30 October 2015, the North Korean media announced that the 7th Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) - the first WPK Congress since 1980 -...

EcoS Online
10.11.2015
 

EcoS is looking for a high-quality photo (in colour, taken by yourself, .gif/.pgn/.jpg-format) that can be used for advertising next year's...

EcoS Updates
03.11.2015
 

EcoS cordially invites you to a highly interesting talk by Dr. Tomáš Petrů from the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences on "Indonesia...

EcoS Updates
02.11.2015
 

The Chung Ang University (Seoul, South Korea) and the Ritsumeikan University (Kyoto, Japan) cordially invite applications for the International...

EcoS Updates
02.11.2015
 

The seventh volume of our publication Vienna Journal of East Asian Studies (editors: Rüdiger Frank / Ina Hein / Lukas Pokorny / Agnes Schick-Chen) is...

EcoS Updates
01.11.2015
 

Release: Report of the Department of East Asian Studies 2015

With the help of Josef Falko Loher and Anna Holzmann of the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society, the annual report of the Department of East Asian...

EcoS Updates
01.11.2015
 

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is looking for an external lecturer for the summer term 2016.

EcoS Updates
23.10.2015
 

In "North Korea's Foreign Trade" (published in 38 North, 22 October 2015), Prof. Frank analyses North Korea's foreign trade as a major indicator of...

EcoS Online
10.09.2015
 

Jagiellonian University in Krakow kindly invites EcoS students to attend a student workshop on Taiwanese Popular Culture in a Regional Context (with...

EcoS Updates
08.09.2015
 

Starting on September 2, 2015, your student representatives Anna, Hanna and Daniel will offer consultation hours on Wednesdays, 15:00-17:00 (Sinology...

Student's Corner
07.07.2015
 

Julian Stefan, a former EcoS student, is now head of the Mandalay office of the German trade company Jebsen & Jessen Southeast Asia.

Student's Corner
07.07.2015
 

Thesis Writing Workshop 2015/16

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers a workshop for Master students who are already in the process of writing their Master thesis...

EcoS Updates
24.06.2015
 

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society is proud to announce that the Selection Committee has positively approved the acceptance of 25 new EcoS...

EcoS Updates
23.06.2015
 

An audience of students and other interested individuals took the opportunity to learn first hand from our four experts, each founding and running...

EcoS Updates
22.06.2015
 

More than 33.000 people visited the recent 3-day Campus Festival 2015, highlight of this year's 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna.

EcoS Updates
28.05.2015
 

The Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is looking for an external lecturer for one course in the winter term 2015/16.

EcoS Updates
25.05.2015
 

The Chair of EcoS and Fiona Seiger cordially invite to a special lecture by Tseten Zöchbauer on "Transnational Identities and Notions of 'Home':...

EcoS Updates
22.05.2015
 

Announcing the new Student Representatives

From 19 May to 21 May 2015 the University of Vienna has elected its student representatives. This also gave EcoS students the possibility to vote for...

Student's Corner
15.05.2015
 

Poster Exhibition: History of Education in East Asia 1365 - 2015

In preparation of this year's 650th Anniversary of the University of Vienna, lecturers and students of all four Chairs of the Department of East Asian...

EcoS Updates
11.05.2015
 

For her class on Migration in East Asia, Fiona Seiger today (7 May 2015) invited a special guest via live online stream to the EcoS classroom.

EcoS Updates
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