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Triple Alliance (Peking University, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Freie Universität Berlin) (2020-)

Freie Universität Berlin, Peking University and Tübingen University have started a joint mission for more scholarly exchange of Early Career Researchers in Area Studies since 2021.The excerpt of the mission statement and a link to the Peking University Website can be found below.

Excerpt from Mission Statement

PKU, FUB and UT have agreed to cooperate in the field of area studies with the objective of collaboration in research and teaching, and exchange of staff and graduate students in the field of area studies. For that purpose, the Triple Alliance will establish a number of exchange programs at the faculty and graduate level to

a) support joint research and teaching programs of the highest academic quality in the field of Area Studies;

b) provide international experience for doctoral students of each party that will prepare them for their academic careers;

c) create international networks for doctoral students of the three institutions;

d) set up joint summer schools, conferences, and workshops, and

e) host short research visits for doctoral students and faculty at PKU, FUB and UT in each academic year.

The cooperation between PKU, UT and FUB in the field of area studies is jointly coordinated and implemented by the Institute of Area Studies at Peking University (PKUIAS), the China Center Tübingen (CCT) in cooperation with the ECCS Office at PKU and the Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) in cooperation with the FUB Office at PKU. These entities liaise with each other or via the TA’s Coordination Committee in order to run the different programs under the auspices of the TA.

A Coordination Committee is established to facilitate communication between the named entities. The members of the Coordination Committee are nominated by the respective universities. It holds business meetings at regular intervals to finetune the TA’s collaboration, discuss and develop new programme initiatives and solve whatever problem might occur in the work of the TA.


Events at TA are hosted by Tübingen University in 2023 and will be published via the GEAS calendar and the respective university's website.

Guest researchers

Guest researchers from the Triple Alliance are listed in our People's section under Associated Junior Researchers.