Welcome to the Department of Near Eastern Studies!

As a center for the study of the Near and Middle East, including North Africa, the institute is not merely the only institution of its kind in Austria, but is also one of the largest such institutes in central Europe. Research includes funded projects, and teaching concentrates on Ancient Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology), Near Eastern Archaeology, Arabic Studies, Islamic Studies, and Turkish Studies with special emphasis on Ottoman Studies.

Yönetim kurulumuz ve enstitümüzün  üyeleri adına Suriye ve Türkiye'de depremde yakınlarını kaybeden ailelere en derin taziyelerimizi iletmek ve yaralılara acil şifa dileklerimizi ifade etmek isteriz.

On behalf of the head and the members of our Institute, we would like to express our deepest condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in the earthquake in Syria and Turkey and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.

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