In the fall semester 2009, the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program Asia and Europe started in the context of the URPP Asia and Europe. Since the fall semester 2017, it is part of the IAOS. The goal is to establish the optimal framework for a discipline-specific yet interdisciplinary doctorate, intended for qualified young academics. The core of the program is the writing of a dissertation. Complementing the program is an offering of curricula that serves to deepen and expand interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and technical competencies with a minimum requirement of 30 credit points (corresponding to the European Credit Transfer System ECTS).