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Throughout these pages you will find information about our research network, previous conferences and the seminar in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Fifth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT 2018)

As decided at the Fourth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists in Leipzig, the Fifth International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT 2018) is going be hosted by Saint Petersburg State University. The Seminar will last five days from September 3rd to 7th, 2018 and will invite 120 presenters from 23 countries around the world.

Saint Petersburg State University has offered courses in Asian Studies and subsequently Tibetology from the 19th century onwards. Today, the Faculty of Asian and African Studies of Saint Petersburg State University and the Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, in particular, can proudly look back on more than a hundred and fifty years of teaching and research excellence.

The ISYT 2018 is going to be held in the famous Twelve Collegia building, the largest edifice remaining in the city from the time of the Russian Emperor Peter the Great (1672-1725).

Saint-Petersburg is a historical Russian city, famous for its magnificent scenery, numerous rivers and canals, museums and theatres, alive with modern vibes and cultural program options able to satisfy even the most sophisticated visitor.