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.


04.07.2023 10:22

Job announcement, University of Vienna, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

25.09.2023 10:15

Junior/Senior postdoctoral fellowships

South Asian Ghent Research group

25.09.2023 06:27

Instructional Professor in Sanskrit (open-rank)

University of Chicago

21.09.2023 13:10

Erasmus+ Restplätze zu vergeben

21.08.2023 12:23

Malayalam: Course for Beginners

Universität Tübingen

14.08.2023 13:49

PhD scholarships Buddhism 2024

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

21.06.2022 10:24

Wichtig: Änderungen Studienrecht

25.05.2022 15:16

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

† 9. Mai 2022


12.10.2023 17:30

Cosmopolitical Himalayas: Humans and Non-Humans in Indigenous Mythologies

Davide Torri | Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza"

Gastvortrag ǀ Guest lecture