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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

Why choose a study program at the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies?

Panel Discussion with Teaching Staff, Students and Alumni


Wolfgang Behr (Professor of Sinology and Study Program Director of the Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich)

Date and Time

March 10, 2022, 4:15 – 5:45 pm


University of Zurich, Room RAA G01, Rämistr. 59, 8001 Zürich


China, India, Japan, and the Islamic world as research regions, methodological specializations in cultural or social sciences, a focus on gender studies or non-European philosophy -- a master's degree in one of AOI's subjects always opens up new perspectives. But it is also often associated with uncertainties.

What is a good mix of specialization and breadth useful for a career in- or outside academia? How crucial are study periods spent abroad, how important is field research, archival work etc. for a successful MA project? How do I motivate and organize myself when writing my MA thesis? And of course: Where do I end up professionally, after graduating in a subject still perceived as exotic from the outside, more often than not?

Students, alumni and professors at AOI will discuss these and related
questions from a wide variety of perspectives during this panel.

Looking forward to your participation!


Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

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