Institute of Oriental Studies

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The University of Leipzig Institute of Oriental Studies (IOS) is one of the few regional-scientifically aligned teaching and research establishments in Germany.

Our Institute focuses on the economic, political and cultural effects globalization has on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through four main interdisciplinary fields of study:

Culture and History of MENA
Arabic Language and Translation
Islamic Law
Economics and Social Geography of MENA

The IOS offers the possibility for a Master's and/or doctorate degree in any of these four fields. A special diploma for both translating and interpreting from German to Arabic and from Arabic to German is also available.

last update: May 12, 2020