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Rituale mit politischer Relevanz

Birka Bahadur Rai (photo: Alban von Stockhausen)

The University of Vienna's Online magazine uni:view in conversation with Prof. Martin Gaenszle.


Himalayaforschung: Grenzüberschreitendes Initiativkolleg

Martin Gaenszle, Speaker of the Doctoral College

Article on the CIRDIS Doctoral College in the 67th "Forschungsnewsletter" of the University of Vienna (text in German).

Solidarity for Pakistan

Pakistan is suffering from the most massive flooding in its history. More than 20 million Pakistanis are affected by this natural disaster and according to the United Nations more than 6 million are in need of clear drinking water, food, health care and accommodation. The danger is not yet over: the impact of the flood will be worsened by the monsoon rains.


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BBC series "Heritage Heroes" featured André Alexander's "Leh Old Town Initiative"

André Alexander's "Leh Old Town Initiative" (Loti) was recently featured in the BBC series "Heritage Heroes" where outstanding conservation and urban renewal projects are presented.
Follow >this link< for further information.

Federal Minister Dr. Hahn congratulates Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter for Award “Austrian of the Year 2007 – Science”

DKS receiving the Austrian of the Year 2007 Award

Dr. Johannes Hahn, Minister for Science and Research congratulates Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter for the Award “Austrian of the Year 2007 – Science”. It was granted her on 22.10.07 in the Arsenal, in Vienna within the gala “Austria 2007” for her extraordinary achievements.

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Globalisierung: Baywatch versus Kamasutra

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2007 Jikji Prize awarded to Austria’s Phonogrammarchiv

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The Phonogrammarchiv under the direction of longterm FSP collaborator Dr. Dietrich Schüller was recently awarded with the 2007 UNESCO/Jikji Memorie of World Price in Korea. For further information follow this Link to the UNESCO-homepage

Article by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter in magazine "Kooperationen Austria-India"

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The current edition of the Kooperationen series published by the ÖAD (Austrian Exchange Service) focuses on scientific cooperation between Austrian and Indian higher education institutions and features among others articles by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Gabriela Krist.


Forschung zwischen Taliban und Dalai Lama

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