Former Project Leader
Institute for Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia • Austrian Academy of Sciences
Helmut Krasser († 2014) was Director of the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Lecturer at the Institute for Tibetology and Buddhist Studies (from 2001: Institute for South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies) of the University of Vienna, as well as Vice-chairman of the Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien, also at the University of Vienna. As a researcher, he was involved in several FWF-projects covering the Cultural History of the Western Himalaya from the 8th Century, Religion and Philosophy in Brahmananical Orthodoxy, Tradition and transformation in Indian and Buddhist logic, and Buddhist Literature in Context. Aditionally, he was the (co-)editor of both the Wiener Studien zur Tibetologie und Buddhismuskunde, and the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies.