Born in Kerman in 1942, Rastgar received M.A. in German and Iranian studies at the University of Tehran in 1973 and Ph.D. in modern German literature, linguistics and philosophy at University of Heidelberg in 1978.
He is also a lector for Persian language and literature at the University of Vienna.
The Werner Welzig Prize is given to those who contribute in special way to the public reputation or to the internal cooperation of the Austrian Academy of Sciences regardless of the respective field of work.
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