Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC)


Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC), Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Centre supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the EU

CEAC strives to generate critical academic analysis, as well as to enhance a differentiated and strategic understanding of EU-Asia relations and the factors that strengthen and inhibit connectivity.

CEAC’s team is multicultural, interdisciplinary, and cross-generational

Jean Monnet Lecture

Lecture by Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, Founding Director of DiploFoundation and the Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
“Digital Geopolitics in the Asia-Europe Space: Issues, Actors, and Divides” 🗓️ February 8, 2023

Internship opportunities in Brussels

Europe-Asia Center (EAC) is looking for interns to support our research and events activities in the field of international relations and dialogue between Europe and Asia. The focus countries of our organisation include China, Japan, Vietnam, and India. 

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CEAC Talent

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Researcher Exchanges & Visiting Scholars
The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) contributes to researcher exchanges and academic cooperation between Europe and Asia, and worldwide. Research Mobility increases the quality of teaching and research through the exchange of knowledge, international networking, and common research projects. CEAC works to encourage dialogue and interdisciplinary expertise, involving researchers from all around the world in its activities. We strongly believe that the intellectual life at the Centre is enriched by the academic and regional diversity of our guests.
Partners and Networks
In both teaching and research, CEAC cooperates with universities, research institutes, businesses, civil-society organisations, and public bodies. Our partners and networks support CEAC’s activities. Are you interested to collaborate with us? We are always keen to establish and develop cooperation with partners in Europe, Asia, and across the globe.
Student Exchange Programmes
Fancy on adventure, intercultural experience, and an international career? CEAC builds and enhances partnerships and networks by leveraging collaborations with academia. Student exchange programmes between universities from Europe and Asia aim at connecting RUB and AREA Ruhr Alliance students with Asian partner universities. Every year students have the opportunity to study abroad for one or two semesters and to be part of prestigious exchange programs.
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Did you miss the welcome and launch event of the CEAC? Watch the videos here!

During the Session I relevant guests from CEAC, RUB, and the European Commission welcomed and introduced the launch of CEAC. During the Session II, outstanding academics shared their views at the roundtable on “EU-Asia Connectivity: Governance, Partnerships, and Priorities”


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The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) will organise an international conference in June 2024. The conference will deal with selected topics in the field of EU-Asia affairs, with a particular focus on the role of connectivity for the EU in a globalised world.
Junior Researchers Award
The Centre for EU-Asia Connectivity (CEAC) will honour outstanding academic achievements by junior researchers who will take part in the international conference that CEAC will host in 2024. The award recognises the academic work conducted by young researchers who have demonstrated a highest research performance and incorporated a clear European dimension, particularly on the EU-Asia Connectivity, in their research.

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