Cross-Cultural & Regional Studies > Research
Basic research is the backbone of the department's research activities, but we also conduct socially relevant ad hoc research that analyses and solves current problems in society.
The department's research may be divided into two areas:
The cross-cultural studies comprise History of Religions, Comparative Cultural Studies, Minority Studies and Archaeology.
The regional studies comprise social studies and linguistic disciplines that also cover cultural history.
We have experts in the following prehistoric languages: Sanskrit and Pali, Sumerian, Akkadian, Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and Aztec. And in the following modern languages: Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Tibetan, Chinese, Thai, Greenlandic, Modern Greek, Bulgarian, Polish and Russian.
The regional studies also include humanistic social studies and cultural research in a broader sense.