At a Glance
Turkic Studies deals with the languages, literatures, and histories of Turkic-speaking peoples and communities, past and present. This includes studying their intellectual and material cultures as well as their linguistic, cultural, and other encounters with neighboring peoples and populations.
In the degree program, knowledge and skills are taught that relate to as many of the above-mentioned fields as possible, or at least offer opportunities for getting started in these fields. The degree program focuses on preparing students for an academic career, while placing special emphasis on imparting knowledge and skills that facilitate competent work in media as well as private and public institutions functioning as consultants in fields related to Turkic Studies.
The main academic focus in Turkic Studies in Berlin is on historical linguistics with reference to the Turkic languages.