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Institute for Advanced Study of European Culture

In order to promote an integrate study of European culture, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), in collaboration with Jingyu Humanistic Foundation, established the "Institute for Advanced Study of European Culture" (IASEC) on September 24th 2011. 

    The Institute for Advanced Study of European Culture, an academic institute affiliated to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, supported by the administration of School of Humanities, aims for  an integrated study on European culture in the domaine of human and social sciences. It will invite and organize famous scholars from home and abroad, focusing on in-depth study of ideological foundation and spiritual core of European culture by examining basic theories and experience of social practice of the European philosophy, history, literature, theology, poetry, anthropology, linguistics, politics, sociology and other humanities and social sciences. It will combine basic theories, historical research and scientific tests in its research process, and the spirit of innovation, communication and accumulation in its daily work, and eventually constructs an advanced academic platform which is inter-disciplined,  cross-bordered and highly-opened, centers in Shanghai Jiao Tong University, while branches in European with communication and cooperation foundation and research stations.

    Furthermore, the Institute for Advanced Study in European Culture pursues a successful beginning, internationalized management and powerful team since its establishment. The Institute cooperates and communicates with several European universities and research institutes. It hires Prof Axel Honneth (Director of Institute for Social Research, University of Frankfurt, Germany), Prof Julia Kristeva (Director of Institute for Literature and Comparative Cultures, Paris Diderot University, France) as Honorable Presidents. The Institute comprises French Research Institute, German Research Institute, British Research Institute, Ancient Greek Roman Research Institute, and Aesthetics and Arts Research Institute. It publishes journals such as Europeana, the French Thought Commentary and European Culture Series. The semiyearly Europeana has won the International Standard Series Number (ISSN) in Paris, France, and the spring and autumn edition is being published simultaneously by People’s Publishing House and Editions l’Harmattan (Paris). 



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