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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Ute Hüsken
Head of Department and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Arts


Julie Pusch
Room 313
P: +49(0)6221 54 8817

Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed: 9.30 am - 5 pm
Tue, Thur: 9.30 am - 5 pm

Senior and Honorary Professors

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels
Senior Professor and Head of HAdW Research Unit Nepal

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Niels Gutschow
Honorary professor

Academic Staff

Anand Mishra
Assistant, course guidance

Andreas Roock M.A.
Associate Lecturer for Pali

Dr. Jacques Deigner
Associate Lecturer for Sanskrit literature

Dr. Borayin Larios
Research Fellow

Prof. Dr. Michael Radich
Head of Buddhist Studies (HCTS)

Ruixuan Chen
Lecturer Buddhist Studies (HCTS)

Camille Simon
Lecturer for Tibetan (HCTS)

PhD Candidates

Quoc-Bao Do M.A.
Ph.D. Candidate

Shefali More
Ph.D. Candidate

Dominique Baur
Ph.D. Candidate

Sona Prabhakaran
Ph.D. Candidate

Visiting Scholars

Prof. Dr. Gopabandhu Mishra
BHU, Lecturer Spoken Sanskrit Crash Course

Laxmi Nath Srestha
Summer School: Nepali

Research Projects Cooperations

Prof. Dr. Shobha Rani Dash
Otani University, Kyoto

HAdW Research Unit Nepal

Prof. Dr. Axel Michaels
Research Unit Leader

Dr. Astrid Zotter
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Dr. Christof Zotter
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Priv. Doz. Dr. Oliver Hellwig
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Dr. Manik Bajracharya
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Simon Cubelic
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Rajan Khatiwoda
HAdW - Research Unit Nepal

Nirmala Sannyashi
Research Assistant

Frederic Link
Student Assistant

Bastian Jantke
Student Assistant

Student Assistants

  • Room 311,
  • Tel. +49(0)6221 54-6307

Malini Ambach

Marija Grujovska

Tina Boos

Anna Scarabel

Former Staff

Prof. Dr. Jörg Gengnagel
Now: University of Würzburg

Dr. Sadananda Das
Summer School: Spoken Sanskrit

Dr. Markus Viehbeck
Teaching Assistant "Buddhist Studies"

Jonathan Samuels
Lecturer "Buddhist Studies"

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner
Now: ÖAW/ Vienna

Dr. Johannes Beltz
Now: Museum Rietberg, Zurich

Dr. Johanna Buß

Dr. Kathleen Gögge
SFB 619 - TP A2

Dr. Jaydev Jani

Dr. Oliver Lamers
Now: Cluster of Excellence
Asia & Europe

Dr. Thomas Lehmann
Now: Department for Modern South Asian Languages

Dr. Birgit Mayer-König

Prof. Dr. Srilata Raman
Now: University of Toronto

Nutan Sharma M.A.
SFB 619 - TP A2


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