About us

The study of Indology and Central Asian Studies at our university began as early as 1830, resulting in a unique combination of classical Indology, modern South Asian Studies, Tibetology, and Mongolian Studies, which you can study exclusively at our institute.

Auf dem Farbfoto ist eine vergoldete Statue der Tara zu sehen, © Adobe Stock, Foto: 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


Inform yourself about events we offer in addition to our curriculum, as well as our latest publications, and our celebrations in this section. We also publish other institutions' events, internships, or scholarships here.


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Guest Lecture

Prof. Dr. Yoko Nishimura

The Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig and the Institute for Indology and Central Asian Studies cordially invite you to attend an exciting guest lecture by Prof. Dr. Yoko Nishimura (Toyo University) on 7 March 2024, 3 pm, in Straße des 17. Juni 2, room 126, on the topic "Historical photographs of…


Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

Guest Lecture Professor Neil Schmid Postponed

The guest lecture by Professor Schmid planned for January 25, 2024 unfortunately has to be postponed to February 8, 2024.

Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

URDU INTENSIVE COURSE for Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Heidelberg University is offering a three-week intensive Urdu course in September 2024.

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

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