After initial studies of Mathematics and Physics with Astronomy at the Free University in Amsterdam (Kandidaats/B.Sc. in 1968), Johannes Bronkhorst took up the study of Sanskrit and Pali, first at the University of Rajasthan (Jaipur, India), then at the University of Pune (India). In Pune he obtained an M.A. in 1976 and a Ph.D. in 1979. After his return to the Netherlands he obtained a second doctorate from the University of Leiden in 1980 (with the highest distinction).
Bronkhorst remained attached to the University of Leiden as a researcher until 1987, in which year he was appointed full professor of Sanskrit & Indian Studies at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He remained there until his (mandatory) retirement in 2011.
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