Dr. Patrick Krueger

Published: 22.06.2016
Dr. Dr. Patrick Krüger


Born: 14.01.1972, Tübingen, Germany








KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2016, Institute of Indology and Central Asia, Center for the Study of Ancient and Modern Jainism (CSAMJ), University of Leipzig, Leipzig, German.


  • Ph.D., South Asian Art History, Free University Berlin, Germany, 2016
  • M.A., Indian Art History, East Asian Art History, Humboldt University Berlin and Free University, Berlin Germany, 2009
Käte Hamburger Fellowship:   April 2016 to September 2016

Patrick F. Krueger, born 1972 in Tübingen.

He attended Rudolf Steiner School of Anthroposophy (Theosophy) until 1990 and spent afterwards several years in Sweden, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

After his return to Germany he studied Ancient and Modern Scandinavian Philology, Norse History and Archaeology at Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald and assisted in a research project on old Icelandic language (computational linguistics) as well as in the development of a dictionary of modern Icelandic language.

Subsequently, he graduated in History of Indian Art (including Sanskrit) and East Asian Art (including Tibetan language) at Freie Universität Berlin and Ancient and Modern History of South Asia at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

At Freie Universität Berlin he was introduced to Jainism and Jaina Studies by Prof. Klaus Bruhn who is one of the leading experts in Jainology and was once a student of Ludwig Alsdorf and Walther Schubring. Patrick Krueger is focused on Jaina Art, History and Religion. Under the motivation and guidance of Prof. Bruhn he founded the Center for Jaina Studies at the Department of History and Cultural Studies of Freie Universität Berlin in 2011, where he is lecturer in History of South Asian Art and Jainology.

In addition to his academic activity he is committed to spread the knowledge of Jainism and Ahimsa to the non-academic public. Hence he joined in 2010 the team of the Jaina web portal and online magazine HereNow4U.net - until 2012/11.

He is now working on his doctoral thesis.


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