The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS) provides teaching, conducts research and spreads knowledge about religion and culture and language-based area studies, with a particular focus on South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa.
The department has several programmes on both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.
Of the 110 employees at IKOS, 40 are PhD and post-doctoral fellows. Each year, approx. 500 new students are admitted to the department’s Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes.
IKOS’s research teams are internationally recognised, and the department has student exchange agreements with several highly reputed universities in other countries.