Earlier this week, the GIGA honored 13 junior scholars who have completed the GIGA Doctoral Programme.
Earlier this week, the GIGA honored 13 junior scholars who have completed the GIGA Doctoral Programme. Reflecting the diversity of research undertaken at the institute, their dissertation topics ranged from corruption to peace negotiations over social movements against large-scale construction projects.
“Congratulations on your tremendous achievement,” GIGA President Prof. Amrita Narlikar said in her speech. “Use your research to try to shape the world,” she encouraged the graduates. “Knowledge is an amazing source of power, so use it well and use it to do good.”
The GIGA Doctoral Programme provides a platform for young academics, international and German alike, from which they can pursue their research and professional development, particularly in the field of Comparative Area Studies. Find out more about our programme here
As a part of the graduation and farewell reception, the GIGA also bid adieu to two long-serving colleagues at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies, Dr. Margot Schüller and Dr. Günter Schucher. The institute’s director, Prof. Patrick Köllner, praised their contribution to Asia-related research and their outstanding commitment and loyalty to the GIGA.