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.


15.05.2023 11:39

Universitätsassistent*in ("post doc") am Institut für Südasien-, Tibet- und Buddhismuskunde

22.05.2023 10:15

Wiss. Mitarbeiter*in

Inst. f. Indologie und Tibetologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

05.05.2023 14:21

Postdoctoral Fellow in Asian Religious Traditions

Harvard University

05.05.2023 14:19

13th IIGRS

Call for abstracts

05.05.2023 14:07

Int. Summer School in Spoken Sanskrit

Universität Leipzig

14.04.2023 12:31

PhD candidate in Tibetan Studies/ Tibetan Buddhist Studies

Universiteit Leiden

21.06.2022 10:24

Wichtig: Änderungen Studienrecht

25.05.2022 15:16

Univ.-Doz. OR Dr. phil. Utz Podzeit

† 9. Mai 2022


No news available.



Sanskrit Texts on Epistemology

Vienna Summer School on the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia