Facts & figures
- #1 in Australia
- #26 in the world
- 2018 QS World University Rankings
Facts & figures
Our study of the Indian Subcontinent moves beyond stereotypes and encourages a balanced, big-picture analysis of the region. We take pride in delivering sophisticated and insightful responses to critical issues in contemporary South Asia, including human rights issues, inter-religious tension, dowry and arranged marriages.
We offer programs in Sanskrit and Pali as well as non-language areas, exploring traditional and modern cultures, religions (especially Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism). We also investigate the history, literature, politics and social structures of South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan) as well as Tibet and Central Asia.
Through the study of Sanskrit language, the most important classical language of the Indian subcontinent, you can explore the various intellectual, literary and artistic traditions that have shaped South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan), Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Tibet and played a profound role in forming Asia as a whole.
Our research areas include:
Explore our events listed on the University's What's On calendar.
Public Lecture by Dr Peter Malinowski, Liverpool John Moores University
When: 31 January 2019, 6–7.30pm
Venue: Room 203, RD Watt Building (A04), Science Road, University of Sydney
Co-hosted with Sydney Social Sciences and Humanities Advanced Research Centre (SSSHARC), this talk will offer an overview of the state of the art of psychological and neuroscientific research into Buddhist meditation, considering what we know about the processes involved in meditation practice itself and what the lasting effects of engaging in meditation might be.