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How to Study Altaistics

Each student is required to study a selection of classical and modern languages, as well as the corresponding cultural and historical realities. Independent work is the main form of study, and the student has to be ready to handle secondary literature in a variety of European languages (including Russian and German). The emphasis of studies can be on Ancient Central Asia, Islamic and Turkic Central Asia, the Tibeto-Mongolian cultural sphere or Manchuria and Siberia. Field work and practical language studies in Central Asia at an early stage of studies are recommended.