Research Centre


CIRDIS, the university-funded “Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History”, has been crucial in facilitating cooperation among a variety of disciplines, in particular Tibetan studies, Buddhist studies, South Asian studies, social and cultural anthropology, history of art, numismatics, philosophy, archaeology, Iranian studies, Chinese studies and geography. It aims at continuing and expanding CIRDIS by building on and improving the existing high-quality infrastructure of documentation and archiving, and by carrying out innovative research projects focused on the wider Himalayan region. 


Research Centres

Successful research platforms can be converted into research centres after completion of the maximum funding. Research centres are subunits of a faculty/centre and are partly funded by it. They are established following presentation of a concept that is evaluated internationally. Research centres are regularly evaluated and are financed to a significant proportion by third-party funds. Research centres are only established for the duration of the employment of their head.

Website on research centres at the University of Vienna