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.


30.11.2022 09:29

Professors in the Humanities and Languages Division

Ahmedabad University

25.11.2022 13:11

Assistant Professor in Buddhism

University of Cambridge

18.11.2022 12:03

Lektor für Sanskrit (m/w/d)

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

11.11.2022 13:00

Hindi Intensivkurs in Jaipur

Universität Würzburg

08.11.2022 10:53

21 Classical Tamil Winter Seminar 2023

EFEO, Pondichery

08.11.2022 10:26

Postdoctoral Fellowship / Research Fellowship in Classical Indology

Rocher Foundation

04.11.2022 13:58

Lecturer in Buddhist Languages and Cultures

University of Edinburgh

06.10.2022 08:23

Journaldienst der STV

02.08.2022 00:00

2nd Annual Summer School on the Languages and Literatures of Jainism

University of Toronto

21.06.2022 10:24

Wichtig: Änderungen Studienrecht

30.05.2022 11:39

Schreibmentor*innen für das Wintersemester 2022/23 gesucht

25.05.2022 15:16

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

† 9. Mai 2022



Gastlehre im Rahmen des ERASMUS+ International Teaching Mobility Programms

Stefania Cavaliere | Dipartimento Asia Africa e Mediterraneo, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

09.12.2022 15:15

Yoga in Buddhism

Dolpo Tulku Rinpoche

Gastvortrag ǀ Guest lecture
09.12.2022 15:15

Indo-Persian Aesthetics. Perspectives from the Mughal Sub-imperial Courts

Stefania Cavaliere | Dipartimento Asia Africa e Mediterraneo, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”

Gastvortrag ǀ Guest lecture
14.12.2022 16:00

Lecutres and Photo Exhibition

Ausstellung | Exhibition