Contemporary Islamic Studies

Contemporary Islamic Studies

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In 2009 a cooperative agreement was established between St Antony's College and the Qatar Faculty for Islamic Studies (QFIS), now the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) at the Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), a national institution of postgraduate study based in Doha’s Education City and part of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development and the Contemporary Islamic Studies Oxford Qatar (CISOQ) programme at the College's Middle East Centre was launched. The programme goals are to promote exchange, research and scholarship in areas of mutual interest between the CIS and St Antony's College, focusing on the three areas of contemporary Islamic thought; the situation of Muslims in the West; and relations between Western countries and Muslim-majority countries.

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