Welcome to the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

For more than a century, we have been committed to fostering research and imparting knowledge concerning the languages and cultures of South Asia. For the last 50 years, our focus has broadened to include the languages and cultures of Tibet and Buddhism. In these fields, we have sought to maintain the highest academic standards to provide the best possible education to our students.

On the following pages, you will find detailed information about courses offered, main research areas, ongoing and completed research projects and theses, international cooperations, and our publication series: the Vienna Journal of South Asian Studies (Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens, WZKS), the Vienna Studies in Tibetology and Buddhism (Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde, WSTB), and the De Nobili Research Library (Sammlung De Nobili, SDN). You will also find contact information for the Department and staff and learn about hte history of the Department from the first Sanskrit lesson at the University of Vienna in 1845 to the present day.

Changes of dates, cancellations of events and open positions will be noted under Announcements, the latest news, such as publications and prize awards, under News, and upcoming events under Events. Thank you for your interest! We hope to welcome you soon.


26.01.2022 10:46

Research Fellow, Dept of South Asia

Oriental Intitute, Czech Academy

26.01.2022 10:25

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Job announcement: Tenure-Track Professorship for the field of Buddhist Studies

Application deadline extended until Jan. 31, 2022



Lecturer in Sanskrit

South Asia Studies Department at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications


20.12.2021 12:19

Doctoral fellowship opportunity

The South Asia Network Ghent research group

10.12.2021 11:20

Uppsala University: 7 PhD fellowships


24.01.2022 13:15

Hindi ProjeKt: Das Pech im Wald

Hörspiel von Erzählungen aus dem Pancatantra


14.03.2022 18:30

Film: Thrust into Heaven (2016)

Dokumentarfilm von Jürgen Schaflechner. Filmschau und Podiumsdiskussion mit dem Filmmacher

Filmvorführung | Screening
08.04.2022 15:15

Candragomins Jambhalastotra und Deśanāstava

Zhen Liu | National Institute for Advanced Humanistic Studies, Fudan-Universität Shanghai, Direktor des Center for Gandhian and Indian Studies an der...

Gastvortrag ǀ Guest lecture

India and way beyond

Workshop der Doktorats- und Masterstudierenden der Wiener Südasienkunde und angrenzender Fachbereiche


Mantras: Sound, Materiality, and the Body


Migration, Journey, Travelling and Nostalgia

Travel Narratives in Hindi Literature