The institute

Iranian Studies in Göttingen has a long tradition, with several important scholars working here in the course of the last century. (Click for more) While the focus had been on pre-Islamic Iran and philology in the past, today’s research focus is on Indo-Persian history and culture. The institute offers a B.A. and M.A. programm.Especially on B.A level, great importance is attached to language training , opening up paths to research and to non-academic careers for graduates.

The Iranian Studies library is part of the KWZ library. It has very good holdings on pre-Islamic Iran and on Iranian philology. The institute itself houses a collection of Iranian films.