Third Party Funded Projects (Selection)

05/2023 - 06/2024German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  (BMBF)
 China Competence Network fpr the Science Location Ruhr/Lower Rhine (RNR)
Total Funding497.543,44 EUR
RoleProject Coordinator
02/2021 - 12/2023Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia, City of Duisburg, Sparkasse Duisburg, Volksbank Rhein-Ruhr eG and Business Metropole Ruhr GmbH
 Accompanying socio-political and economic research on the economic and social significance of the "New Silk Road" for the city of Duisburg, the Ruhr area and the state of North Rhine-Westphalia
Total Funding213.000,00 EUR
RoleProject Director
10/2021 - 09/2024German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  (BMBF)
 Joint project "Business-related innovation in and with China - options for action for German and European decision-makers in a dynamic environment; Sub-project: Innovation policy in China: global integration versus national decoupling (internationality)”
Total Funding136.571,48 Euro
RoleProject Director
Since 10/2017Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR)
 AREA Ruhr Research Training Group Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in EastAsia
Total Funding648.00,00 Euro
Role       Investigator and Mentor
04/2013–07/2020German Federal Ministry of Education and Research  (BMBF)
01UC1304  IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies
Total Funding6.351.868,73 Euro
Role             Director 
10/2014–03/2019German Research Foundation (DFG)
GK 1613/2Graduate School Risk and East Asia
Total Funding2.705.863 Euro
RoleDeputy Speaker
04/2010–09/2014 German Research Foundation (DFG)
GK 1613/1Graduate School Risk and East Asia
Total Fundingca. 2.500.00 Euro
Role                         Investigator and Mentor 
10/2001–12/2005German Research Foundation (DFG)

Stabilität trotz unklarer Verfügungsrechtsstrukturen? Die ländlichen Unternehmen der VR China als Herausforderung für die Property-Rights-Theorie

Total Funding114.265,42 Euro
AntragstellerPrincipal Investigator