Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften


Our institute offers the opportunity to study and research the languages and cultures of South and Central Asia. Sanskrit, Hindi, Tibetan, and Mongolian, the connection of classical and today's spoken languages, can only be found at our institute.

There is a gilded statue of Tara on display, © Adobe Stock, photo: Gary
Gruppenfoto des Institutteams, im Zentrum des Bildes liegt ein Baumstamm, in den "Wir" eingraviert ist. Die Menschen auf dem Bild stehen um ihn herum oder sitzen darauf. Die Menschen von links: Dr. Ira Sarma, Adelheid Buschner, Katrin Querl, Adele Hennig-Tembe, Prof. Dr. Jowita Kramer, Sonam Spitz, Dr. Sadananda Das, Beier Wang; Leipzig, 2022, Foto: Feng Yang
Historisches Foto von Hermann Brockhaus, Quelle: Universiätsarchiv


We are pleased to have completed the summer semester in attendance and thank everyone who contributed to it! We all bear responsibility for ensuring that this remains the case in the winter semester. The current infection protection of the University of Leipzig regulates the measures that must be observed.

You can help to make face-to-face classes safer for the coming semester: Take advantage of the current vaccination offers of the city of Leipzig!


Do you have any questions? A summary of the important information for students about the corona virus can be found on the central website of Leipzig University.

Auf dem Bild sind Studierendenblumen zu sehen, Foto: Antonia Mauder


Are you interested in studying at our institute? Here you will find information on advising and orientation before starting your studies, on the enrollment process and starting your studies, as well as on the questions that arise during your studies.

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verzierter steinerner Torbogen, Grab des Saadat Ali Khan, Lucknow, Indien, 2013, Foto: Ira Sarma
Es ist eine bunt verzierte Tür eines tibetischen Klosters zu sehen, Foto: Katrin Querl


A painting of the stupa for Sariputta is shown. The stupa is surrounded by plants, © Adobe Stock, Photo: idea_studio


Do you enjoy research work? Can you imagine an exciting research topic on one of our focal points or would you like to further explore a topic from your master's thesis? Then find out more about the paths to a doctorate.

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Painting depicting two monks from cave 92 of Buddhist Kizil Caves, China, 2001, Photo: © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Museum für Asiatische Kunst / Jürgen Liepe
Wooden stamp for the printing of Tibetan texts, © Adobe Stock, Photo: simanlaci
mehrere Personen von oben fotografiert, bei der Arbeit über einen Tisch mit Schreibgeräten und einem Laptop gebeugt, Quelle: Colourbox


Find out here about EVENTS taking place at our institute and under NEWS about subject-related offers that reach us from other institutions.


Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

The Architecture of Meru: From the World Mountain to the Diamond Seat

The Saxon Academy of Sciences and Humanities cordially invites you to a guest lecture by Dr. Di Luo and Dr. Gerald Kozicz on January 30, 2023 at 5:00 pm.

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Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

History of feelings: texts, bodies, communities

Guest lecture by Dr. Frederik Schröer

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Today's lecture on "Kashmir Shaivism" unfortunately has to be cancelled due to illness

The lecture "Literature of South Asia" on "Kashmir Shaivism" has to be cancelled today due to illness. Please inform your fellow students if necessary. Thank you very much!

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We are happy to announce our new newsletter! The bulletin, packed with all the important info about our institute and student life, is created by students for students and is published once a month. The first issue has just been published and can be found here (see downloads on the right). To make…

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Contact & Directions

Visiting address

Institute for South and Central Asian Studies

Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Head: Prof. Dr. Jowita Kramer

Phone: +49 341 97-37120
Fax: +49 341 97-37148

Office hours
Monday and Tuesday from 9 am - 12 pm and 1-3 pm.
Wednesday to Friday from 1-3 pm

Please use our mailing address for all kinds of mail:

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Indologie und
Internes PF: 132501
04081 Leipzig