Research centre

The Research Center brings together the activities of the research projects on Chinese law and legal culture among its members and partners and aims to organize an annual academic series of events, which can take place either in Augsburg or China.
In particular, the Center focuses on comparative law between both countries and the application of economic regulations. Furthermore, the mutual understanding of the Chinese and German legal systems shall be promoted.


In recent years, the strategic relationship between the EU, Germany and China as mutual cooperation partners has developed rapidly. The People's Republic and the European association of states are already close partners in the economic and trade sectors. In the last two years, negotiations of the EU-China Investment and Free Trade Agreement have been pushed forward in order to establish a legal system for a common economic and trade area.

Chinese visting professors

The Research Center of Innovation and Legal Studies between China and Europe (RICE) under the direction of Professor Dr. Thomas M.J. Möllers sees itself as a link between German, European and Chinese jurisprudence and legal practice. In addition to its associate members, the Research Center is supported by our Chinese visiting professors.


Aufnahme nach einer Vorlesung im Rahmen von Prof. Thomas M.J. Möllers Forschungsreise nach China 2019 Thomas, Möllers, foto: privat
Vortrag von Prof. Thomas M.J. Möllers bei der Tagung zur aktuellen Reform des chinesischen Zivilrechts 2017 © University of Augsburg
Gemeinsames Foto mit dem chinesischen Generalkonsul beim Neujahrsempfang 2020 Thomas, Möllers, foto: privat
Gruppenfoto im Rahmen der Tagung zur aktuellen Reform des chinesischen Zivilrechts 2017 © University of Augsburg


“资本市场法–中国可以从欧洲那里学到什么” / Publication "What China can learn from Europe"


The article “Capital Market Law – What China can learn from Europe” has been published in “China Studies Issue 8, in Shanghai People's Publishing House”. Professor Möllers discusses current developments and problems of European legal harmonization in capital market law based on MiFID II, MiFIR and PRIIP Regulation.The article shows how China can promote the creation of a "level playing field" on the capital market and learn from the European problems.

Publication: Enforcing Consumer and Capital Markets Law – The Diesel Emissions Scandal


This book critically analyses the various approaches of public and private law enforcement and their effectiveness across several jurisdictions on the example of one topical and global collective damage event with far reaching consequences for both, consumers and investors: the Dieselgate. (...)



Mr. Zhiaho Du (杜志浩)and Dr. Liuhua Shen have translated the German work "Juristische Arbeitstechnik und wissenschaftliches Arbeiten" (Legal Work Techniques and Scientific Work), which has already been published in its 9th edition, into Chinese. The Chinese book was sold out in a very short time with 5,000 copies, so that a reprint became necessary after only a few months.
Mr. Du, who recently received his doctorate in Göttingen, also translates Professor Möllers' "Juristische Methodenlehre".




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