Prof. Dr. Dorji Wangchuk
(Classical) Tibetan Studies
Dorji Wangchuk was born in 1967 in East Bhutan. After the completion of his ten-year training (1987–1997) in the Tibetan monastic seminary of Ngagyur Nyingma Institute at Bylakuppe, Mysore, South India, he studied classical Indology and Tibetology, with a focus on Buddhism, at the University of Hamburg, where he received his MA (2002) and PhD (2005) degrees. He worked as an academic employee at the Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Asia-Africa Institute, University of Hamburg, and was teaching Tibetan language as well as being engaged in research activities. Since 2009 he is Professor for Tibetan Studies at the same Department. His special field of interest lies in the intellectual history of Tibetan Buddhism and in the Tibetan Buddhist literature.