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Prof. Dr. Patrick Köllner

Director of the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

Vice President

Short CV

  • Since 2017: Vice President of the GIGA

  • 2015 - 2016: Acting Lead Research Fellow of GIGA Research Programme 4 "Global Orders and Foreign Policies"

  • Since 07/2011: Director of the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies and Professor in political science (with a particular focus on Asia) at the University of Hamburg

  • 2010 - 2011: Academic Director (ad interim) Hamburg International Graduate School for the Study of Regional Powers

  • 2007 - 2011: Acting Director, GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

  • 2005 - 2009: Head of GIGA Research Programme 1

  • 2000 - 2007: Senior Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, areas of research: politics in Japan, politics and economy in North and South Korea

  • 1996 - 2000: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Affairs

  • Education: Konstanz University, Germany: Diplom, Politics and Management (major: international relations); University of Essex, United Kingdom: MA in the Study of Contemporary Japan; Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany: Ph.D. (Dr. rer. soc.), Political Science; Trier University, Germany: Habilitation, Political Science

Current Research

  • Changing China Policies of Liberal Democracies

  • Comparative Area Studies: Methodology and Empirical Applications

Countries and Regions

  • Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific

  • Japan

  • Korean peninsula

  • Indo-Pacific