Category: Academic Centers

DISC History The Duke Islamic Studies Center embodies Duke’s commitments to academic excellence and knowledge in service to society. Established in 2006 as a sequel to the Center for the Study of Muslim Networks, the Duke Islamic Studies Center (DISC) continues to foreground Muslim networks, especially educational networks, as essential instruments for advancing cross-cultural understanding. Islam is a global religion, and over 1 billion Muslims practicing their faith worldwide. Muslim nations are playing an increasingly important role in global trade, economic development, and global politics. The forces of globalization in today’s world make cross-cultural and inter-religious contact an unavoidable reality…

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College of Islamic Studies Vision: College of Islamic Studies is a leading tertiary education institute on Islamic Studies, which will help developing in a balance way the Thai Muslim societies and the local communities, based on Al Islam norm. Mission: 1. To function in the manner consistent with the university mission. 2. To produce graduates who possess the characteristics desired by the College of Islamic Studies. 3. To be the center of education and research of Islamic science and Muslim society in Thailand. 4. To be the center of community service in order to create virtue and ethics for the…

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The Centre of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (CMEIS) was founded in 1960 by Professor Arthur Arberry to foster an interest in the Middle East, particularly the modern Middle East, amongst Cambridge scholars, students and the general public, and to support research. Today the Centre plays an active role in promoting Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies amongst academics and the public though lectures, seminars and conferences. CMEIS helps to establish and develop links between individuals and institutions with an interest in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies and to encourage communication between academics, the media and the public. The Centre is…

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The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (Middle East & Central Asia) forms part of the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences at The Australian National University and is Australia’s premier location for studies in this field, with a high international standing and links with its major counterparts in the Arab & Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe. The Centre integrates the study of Middle Eastern and Central Asian contemporary politics, history, culture, political economy, economics, and the religion of Islam within the broader framework of the changing global order. The Centre fosters the study…

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Al-Maktoum Institute is a new and exciting development in teaching and research in the study of Islam and Muslims. It is a research-led institution of higher education which offers postgraduate programs of study (taught Masters and MPhil/PhD research) in these areas. It is an independent institution, with its degree programs validated by the University of Aberdeen. The aim of the Institute is to be a centre of excellence in the Study of Islam and Muslims, in particular to promote intelligent debate and understanding of Islam and the role of Muslims in the contemporary world, and to be a place of…

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The Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) constitutes a multi-disciplinary teaching and research unit within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HUSS) offering research and taught degree programs in a wide range of areas within the field of Arab, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies. In recent years, the Institute has also extended its range of languages offered to include Persian and Kurdish, Exeter being the only institution in the UK where the latter is taught. A recent development has also seen the strengthening of Islamic Studies in the Institute bringing together a staff force of six scholars, including…

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An authoritative, dynamic online resource for students, scholars, government officials, community groups, and librarians, Oxford Islamic Studies Online brings together the best current scholarship in the field and promotes accurate and informed understanding of the Islamic world. This fully integrated resource features reference content and commentary by renowned scholars in areas such as global Islamic history, concepts, people, practices, politics, and culture, and will be regularly updated as new content is commissioned and approved under the guidance of the Editor in Chief, John L. Esposito. Encompassing over 3,000 A-Z reference entries, chapters from scholarly and introductory works, Qur’anic materials, primary…

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About the Center The National Center of Excellence aims to advance the knowledge and understanding of the rich traditions and modern complexities of Islam, and to profile Australia’s strengths in the field of Islamic studies. The Center will also assist in developing a national and regional response to needs in research, teaching and community engagement.The Center was established in 2007 with funding from the Australian Government. Three Universities The National Center of Excellence for Islamic Studies will provide access to academic expertise at the University of Melbourne, GriffithUniversity and the University of Western Sydney. The University of Melbourne has taught…

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