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Prof. Dr. Michaels receives the Lautenschläger Research Prize
|Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels, head of the department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia at the South Asia Institute and director of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”, receives the Lautenschläger Research Prize endowed with 250,000 euros. | The honour is bestowed on an “internationally recognised research personality who is the embodiment of outstanding achievement in research,” explains Dr. h.c. Manfred Lautenschläger, the award's sponsor and honorary senator of Heidelberg University. In his work on the cultural and religious history of South Asia, Axel Michaels combines text studies and ethnographic research in a unique way, and thus established a new area of research known as “Ethno-Indology”.
The award ceremony for the most highly endowed research prize from a private sponsor in Germany will be held on 4 December 2015.
The Lautenschläger Research Prize is awarded every two years for special accomplishments in leading-edge research. The distinction is intended to honour scientists from Heidelberg University as well as other national and international researchers with special ties to Ruperto Carola through scientific cooperation.
(Source: Heidelberg University)
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09 Nov 2015