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.



NEU - Willkommen an der Universität Wien

Ein Guide für Studienanfänger*innen

25.06.2021 10:43

Hosted by the Vienna Buddhist Translation Group under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes.

22.06.2021 12:42

EPLUS intensive Italian language courses (ERASMUS+)

University for Foreigners of Siena

25.05.2021 17:00


anlässlich des 30-jährigen Bestehens des IKGA der ÖAW


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ECSAS 2021

26th European Conference on South Asian Studies

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