Internationalisation and diversification: cooperation with Central Asia - Uzbekistan

The year 2021 marks the beginning of the cooperation between the Chair of International Political Economy of East Asia, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), and Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT). During her three-month research stay at WIUT, Ms. Johanna Rust initiated the first contact and developed common goals and ideas with her colleagues at WIUT. In June 2021, representatives of both institutions signed a protocol that paved the way for further initiatives and exchanges. In the course of current developments, the Central Asian region is gaining importance, not only for Europe and the global structure but also from the perspective of research on Asia. The aim is to establish academic initiatives at various levels: students from both sides should be given the opportunity for exchange, as well as researchers in an interdisciplinary framework. It is more important than ever to use and enrich academic capacities for mutual understanding and cultural exchange. Thus, excellent research approaches and contributions with a forward-looking perspective can emerge.


Go East news

The event Go East: New Connections and New Perspectives - Central Asia and South Caucasus will take place from 28-29 November 2023. Guests from Westminster International University in Tashkent (WIUT) as well as from Kazakhstan and Georgia will travel to join us in various formats to shed light on the region. The event, which is funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), is a further building block in the consolidation of mutual cooperation between RUB and WIUT and serves to make the region better known at RUB and to present opportunities for students and researchers. Furthermore, Georgia is playing an important role between Europe and Central Asia given its very own perspectives on its orientation towards the West. The event is organized by the Department of International Political Economy of East Asia in cooperation with the Liaison Office EECA/Studienbrücke at UA Ruhr. 

For more information, please have a look in our Go East Programme

And the poster can be found HERE.