Velizar Sadovski, born in 1972, has been working at the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 1997 and at the Institute of Iranian Studies since its foundation in 2003. His main fields of research are Old Iranian Philology, Indo-Iranian Linguistics and Indo-European Studies. He finished his master and doctorate studies summa cum laude at the University of Vienna, at which has been teaching since 2001. From 01.01.2009 to 31.10.2011, he was Deputy Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies. Since May 2010, he is also Universitätsdozent (assoc. professor) for Indo-European Studies.
As Visiting Professor of Iranian Philology he has been teaching since 2005 at the Universities of Bologna, Rome I ("La Sapienza"), Naples ("L’Orientale"), and Viterbo (Università della Tuscia) and has given seminars on Vedic Sanskrit and Indo-European Linguistics at Universities of Munich (Germany) and Leiden (Netherlands). He has been giving lectures on Historical and Comparative Linguistics in Athens, Berlin, Bonn, Copenhagen, Cracow, Delhi, Dushanbe, Erlangen/Nuremberg, Freiburg, Graz, Halle, Jena, Kyoto, Leiden, London, Milan, Munich, Naples, Paris, Ravenna, Rome, San Marino, Salzburg, Sofia, Trapani, Vienna and many other international universities.
Velizar Sadovski is Editor of the publication series "Veröffentlichungen zur Iranistik” and "Iranische Onomastik” (together with Bert G. Fragner), of the Lexicon of the Iranian Personal Names (together with Rüdiger Schmitt, Heiner Eichner and Bert G. Fragner), as well as of the series "Indo-Iranica et Orientalia" (together with Antonio Panaino) and "Studien zur historisch-vergleichenden Sprachwissenschaft" (together with Harald Bichlmeier). His scientific interests are concentrated in the fields of Indo-Iranian languages and literatures - Avestan, Old Persian and Vedic, Indo-Iranian Poetics as well as, more generally, of the Comparative Indo-European linguistics - in particular, word formation (nominal derivation and composition), Greek, Byzantine and Slvaonic philology as well as syntax and stylistics of Indo-Iranian poetry.