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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15.01.2012
 

Workshop Timor-Leste. Youth's Future, Local Politics & Foreign Relations: Challenges and Opportunities in Timor-Leste in the Light of the Upcoming...

EcoS Updates
13.01.2012
 

Special Event

Đại Đạo Tam Kỳ Phổ Đọ (Cao Đài) is one of the six officially recognized religions in today’s Vietnam. Since its inception in 1926, Cao Đài has...

EcoS Updates
12.01.2012
 

Academic Analysis

Kim Jong Il’s death was announced less than three weeks ago. But the world is surprisingly quickly getting used to the new leadership in North Korea,...

EcoS Online
11.01.2012
 

Innovation Cheque: € 5,000

We are proud to announce that the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society in cooperation with Steinkellner China Services received an Innovation...

EcoS Updates
09.01.2012
 

Academic Analysis

Austria is a great country for many reasons, but with just 8.4 million citizens and locked in the center of the European continent, it is hardly a...

EcoS Online
05.01.2012
 

From now on the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) provides recorded lectures to all teaching staff at the University of Vienna.

EcoS Updates
04.01.2012
 

Prof. Adam Fforde, renowned expert on Vietnam and development issues held a special lecture on “Q&A on Vietnam and some related issues: Prof. Adam...

EcoS Updates
12.09.2011
 

Academic Analysis

The Party as the Kingmaker: The Death of Kim Jong-Il and its Consequences for North Korea.

EcoS Online
26.08.2011
 

North Korea’s Strategic Outlook on Northeast Asia: The Syrian Litmus Test

"The Libyan story seems to be over, at least for now. We do not exactly know who is going to rule that country next and with what consequences.

EcoS Online
22.08.2011
 

EXPERT: Herbert Friesacher

The project "Praxis-Link East Asia" of the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society aims to raise the employability of our students, give practical...

EcoS Updates
22.08.2011
 

New Publication

The Vienna Graduate Journal of East Asian Studies is a joint project of the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Vienna aiming to...

EcoS Updates
19.08.2011
 

Live-Interview for Russia Today Television

North Korea has again shelled waters near the maritime border with South Korea.

EcoS Online
17.08.2011
 

Guest Lecture: Ambassador of Indonesia to Austria

On November 30th, I GUSTI AGUNG WESAKA PUJA, Ambassador of Indonesia to Austria held a guest lecture on "Indonesia - an emerging profile in global...

EcoS Updates
09.08.2011
 

East Asianists and the Job Market

The project "Praxis-Link East Asia" of the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society aims to raise the employability of our students, give practical...

EcoS Updates
08.08.2011
 

RECORD ATTENDANCE: Ostasientag 2011

Over 100 people came to watch 8 young East Asianists presenting their final theses at the Department of East Asian Studies.

EcoS Updates
04.08.2011
 

The project "Praxis-Link East Asia" of the Chair of East Asian Economy and Society aims to raise the employability of our students, give practical...

EcoS Updates
03.08.2011
 

Davos Debates in Abu Dhabi 2011

Prof. Frank gives a brief overview on the range of issues that are discussed at the World Economic Forum and Global Agenda Council on Korea.

EcoS Online
02.08.2011
 

Live-Interview for Russia Today Television

US President Barack Obama declared North Korea a threat to the US and South Korea and warned it to disarm or face isolation.

EcoS Online
01.08.2011
 

September 15-16, 2011. EastAsiaNet is a network of leading European research schools with a well-developed social-science focus on East Asia. It takes...

EcoS Updates
01.08.2011
 

EcoS Info Meeting + Students Round Table (Stammtisch)

October 17, 2011, 18:15 at Seminarraum "Koreanologie". In this meeting the vision, targets and structure of the MA program "East Asian Economy and...

Student's Corner
30.07.2011
 

Korea 2011: Politics, Economy and Society, edited by Rudiger Frank, James E. Hoare, Patrick Köllner and Susan Pares, contains concise overview...

EcoS Updates
29.07.2011
 

Live-Interview for Russia Today Television

Despite North Korea stating it is ready to restart the talks on nuclear problem with no conditions from its side, there may be conditions from the US...

EcoS Online
26.07.2011
 

New Publication

In an attempt to investigate contemporary North Korean society through art, twelve academic experts from eight countries came together in Vienna in...

EcoS Updates
22.07.2011
 

Policy Briefing for "The Elders"

Prof. Frank in April 2011, upon invitation by the secretariat of The Elders (http://www.theelders.org/), wrote a background policy paper.

EcoS Online
12.07.2011
 

Prof. Frank joined the World Economic Forum

Professor Rudiger Frank, Chair of East Asian Economy and Society at the University of Vienna, has in June 2011 joined the World Economic Forum/Global...

EcoS Online
04.07.2011
 

PRESS release: International MA Program EcoS

Starting from October 2011, the graduate program on East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) will be fully converted to English.

EcoS Updates
01.07.2011
 

Online Application Deadline: August 31, 2011

Prospective students for the winter term 2011/2012 who plan to enroll for the MA program "East Asian Economy and Society" need to apply online until...

EcoS Updates
30.06.2011
 

Our program has been converted to English

Starting from October 2011, the graduate program on East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) will be fully converted to English.

EcoS Updates
23.06.2011
 

Commentary by Prof. Frank: "Food aid diversion: Why it does NOT matter"

"One of the things I have, for years, been having difficulties to understand is the discussion of (staple) food diversion.

EcoS Online
22.06.2011
 

Dr. Byong Man AHN's lecture on "Korean Education"

Last June Dr. Byong Man AHN, Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Council on Education, Science and Technology since January 2011 held a lecture on...

EcoS Updates
03.05.2011
 

Business Dinner with Dr. Achatz

On May 3rd 2011 entrepreneur Dr. Achatz hosted a business dinner for selected students of the Master program East Asian Economy and Society at the...

EcoS Updates
29.04.2011
 

HELD conference: Korea and East Asia in a Changing Regional and Global Environment, 28-29 April 2011

This was already the third event in the new international conference series on "Korea and East Asia".

EcoS Updates
25.04.2011
 

SPECIAL lecture

On May 5th, 2011 Prof. Dr. Han S. Park held a special lecture on North Korea's Policy Shift and its Foreign Policy Orientations.

EcoS Updates
20.04.2011
 

SPECIAL Lectures

On Monday, May 2nd 2011 Isabelle Milbert held a special lecture on International Relations in East Asia: The Indian diaspora in East Asia as spearhead...

EcoS Updates
04.04.2011
 

SPECIAL lectures

Birgit Tremml held a special lecture on "Interkultureller Informations- und Technologietransfer zwischen den Philippinen, Japan und China 1565-1898".

EcoS Updates
22.03.2011
 

Libyan Lessons for North Korea

Prof. Rüdiger Frank discusses the probable interpretation by the North Korean leadership to recent bombing of Libya.

EcoS Online
15.12.2010
 

KOREA 2010

Frank, Rüdiger et al. (2010), Korea 2010: Politics, Economy and Society, Leiden: Brill.

EcoS Updates
09.12.2010
 

Kim Jong Un on Painting?

Prof. Rüdiger Frank discusses what to make of a recent leaked photo of what have deemed the first North Korean painting depicting Kim Jong Un.

EcoS Online
26.11.2010
 

Commentary

Prof. Rüdiger Frank comments on the current security situation in East Asia after artillery shelling in Korea on November 23rd.

EcoS Online
03.11.2010
 

ZDF interview

Prof. Rüdiger Frank gives answers on the current security crisis on the Korean peninsula and interpretes the motives of North Korea's actions.

EcoS Online
29.10.2010
 

Vienna Studies on East Asia Vol. I

Claudia Schmidhofer: Fakt und Fantasie. Das Japanbild in deutschsprachigen Reiseberichten 1854-1900, in Rüdiger Frank and Lukas Pokorny (Eds.): Vienna...

EcoS Updates
25.10.2010
 

ACADEMIC NETWORK: EastAsiaNet

Since October 2010, the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna is a member of EastAsiaNet, a network of leading European...

EcoS Updates
25.10.2010
 

First master thesis within main area of research 'Climate Change, Environment and Energy in East Asia'

We are proud to present our first contribution to our new main area of research 'Climate Change, Environment and Energy in East Asia'.

EcoS Updates
06.10.2010
 

FIRST analysis of the outcomes of North Korea's recent delegates meeting

Prof. Rüdiger Frank examines what we can glean from the outcomes of the recent Third Delegate's Meeting of the Worker's Party of Korea about the power...

EcoS Online
30.09.2010
 

INITIATIVE: from THEORY to EXPERIENCE

From today highly motivated students can apply for internships at renowned companies and organizations from various fields.

EcoS Updates
27.09.2010
 

Main area of research ‚Climate Change, Environment and Energy in East Asia’ at EcoS

The chair of ‘East Asian Economy and Society’ has since October 2010 installed ‘Climate Change, Environment and Energy in East Asia’ as a key topic...

EcoS Updates
24.09.2010
 

Live Chat @derStandard.at

Due to the delegates meeting of the North Korean party on tuesday September 28th, Prof. Rüdiger Frank answered questions about North Korea...

EcoS Online
09.09.2010
 

LIVE Interview

According to Rudiger Frank, Professor of East Asian Economy and Society at Vienna University, it’s unlikely that Jong-un will be announced at the...

EcoS Online
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