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.

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


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Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

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Three new electives at the Institute of South and Central Asian Studies

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Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaft

Call for Panel Proposals: DGA Conference March 1 – 3, 2023 in Rostock (Deadline August 31, 2022)

Urgent appeal for submission of panels for the DGA meeting March 1 – 3, 2023 in Rostock (deadline 08/31/22)

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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 to Friday from 9-12 and 13-15.

Please use our mailing address for all kinds of mail:

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