Study programmes offered by the Centre

Comparative Studies of Civilisations

A graduate of cultural studies specialising in the comparative studies of civilisations is well educated in the humanities in general with an extensive knowledge of social science literature. What is more, the graduate is competent in the theory and history of the culture, and mainstream civilisations of the contemporary world, such as: Western, Islamic, Confucian and Indian civilisations. The chosen courses expand expertise in social and cultural issues prevalent in other parts of the world and demonstrate the mechanisms of ongoing changes. During these three-year studies, the student has the opportunity to learn one of three oriental languages (Arabic, Japanese or Hindi). A graduate in cultural studies specialising in the comparative studies of civilisations is equipped to seek employment at institutions and organisations whose activities include international co-operation not only in the cultural field, but also in economic and political contexts. These studies provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills required for work at cultural institutions or research and advisory institutes or tourism.

Buddhology

A graduate of cultural studies specialising in Buddhology is well educated in the humanities in general with an extensive knowledge of social science and religious literature. What is more, the graduate is competent in the theory and history of Buddhist culture with an awareness of the socio-cultural issues of the Asiatic continent and understands the role of cultural diversity in the world. During these three-year studies, the student acquires a practical knowledge of one of the three classical languages of the discipline (Pali, Sanskrit or classical Tibetan). A graduate in cultural studies specialising in Buddhology is equipped to seek employment at institutions and organisations whose activities include international co-operation, particularly with Asia, not only in the cultural field, but also in economic and political contexts. These studies provide the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills required for work at tourist or cultural institutions or at research and advisory institutes.