The European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), is for 2016 hosting the ‘Taiwan Chair’. The rationale behind this is that East Asia is home to around 25% of the global population, is home to some of the world’s most important economic drivers, and has vast innovative prowess. Nonetheless, East Asia is also the theatre in which a challenging political and security games unfold. The ‘Taiwan Chair’ is to conduct pragmatic and meaningful research, foster academic exchanges, and identify new impact potential in the field of cross-strait relations. Moreover, the Chair is to conduct research on the potential role of the EU as balancing and constructive partner for the region.
Overall, the East Asia Centre with a ‘Taiwan Chair’ will aim to actively contribute to the development of research in the field Taiwan studies, East Asia relations, and the regional security architecture.
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