International Education and Research Laboratory Program
is a system through which the University of Tsukuba invites ‘research units’ consisting of researchers from excellent universities or institutions in the world in order to strengthen the University’s teaching and research. The scheme was officially launched with the President’s decision on July 1, 2014 and this program in humanities is the first one to be launched. The invitee is employed as a staff member (as Professor) during the period of invitation, and participates in teaching and research in collaboration with the host researchers at the University for the duration of his/her stay between eight and ten weeks in each year. This program is led by the central administration which bears personnel and administrative costs while the actual running of the program is carried out by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. In addition, the program is defined as part of research activities of the Institute for Comparative Research in Human and Social Sciences (ICR) to promote research and to assist international exchange at the Institute.
Period: September 2014 – March 2019
Invited research unit: Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg, Alsterterrasse 1 D-20354 Hamburg, Germany