Orient- und Islamwissenschaft

Welcome to the Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies!

The Department of Oriental and Islamic Studies in Tübingen offers a diverse range of seminars, language courses and research projects. Within the framework of our degree programs, students receive a broad overview of the languages, history and cultures of the Middle East and the broader Islamic Orient. Our language program includes Arabic, Persian and Turkish. Research-oriented in-depth courses are offered among others by the two professorships in the fields of Islamic intellectual history (philosophy, theology) and Islamic history and culture (History of literature and culture).

Students in Tübingen benefit from a wide range of interdisciplinary networking opportunities. For example, there is a close exchange with study programs such as Comparative Middle East Politics and Societies, Philosophy, Jewish Studies or with the Center for Islamic Theology.

Contact & Opening hours


Room 104
Phone: +49 7071 - 29 726 76
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Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am to 12 pm
Wednesday: 10am to 12pm
Thursday: 1pm - 4pm 

Issue of proof of participation (Scheine):
only after registration by e-mail 
Monday & Wednesday 10am to 12 pm, Thursday 1pm to 4pm



Information on the staff of the department can be found here: Staff members

Department library

Phone: 07071-29 78 648
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Opening hours

Monday + Tuesday: 9am-12pm
Wednesday + Thursday: 9am-12pm until 28.03.2024.
Fri: closed

Please note: Borrowing and/or returning of books is currently possible on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Links for specialised research

General information


Arrival by public transport: City bus lines 1, 7, 21 and 23 to the "Landhausstraße" stop or alternatively line 2 to the "Linsenbergstraße" stop.

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