Our Disciplines

The Department of Near Eastern Studies comprises the disciplines of Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology) and Near Eastern Archaeology, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies and Turkish Studies. As a centre for the study of the Near and Middle East, including North Africa, the Department is the only institution of its kind in Austria, as well as one of the largest in Central Europe. In addition to teaching, the Department also conducts intensive research, including numerous projects that are supported by third-party funding and that attract scholars from around the world. This ensures that students are involved in a highly-international research discourse. The individual subject areas are described under the relevant disciplines.