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The Centre of Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge aims to promote a constructive and critical understanding of the role of Islam and Muslims in wider society, with a focus on the UK and Europe. We aspire, through world-class research and dynamic public education, to disseminate knowledge and facilitate informed discussion between academics, policy-makers, the media, the public, business, the third sector and other institutions with an interest in Islam in the contemporary world.

The Centre of Islamic Studies is part of the University of Cambridge and is supported by a generous donation from Alwaleed Philanthropies.

The Centre is delighted to present ‘Narratives of Conversion to Islam in Britain: Male Perspectives’. The research project provides a platform for male converts from diverse socio-economic, geographical and denominational backgrounds to articulate their experiences and perspectives on matters they have identified as significant. Some of the participants discuss their conversion and the symposia in the short video below:


Recent Activity

Prince Alwaleed Centers Convene at the University of Cambridge

HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud, Chairman of Alwaleed Philanthropies, convened the six Alwaleed Academic Centers on Friday 6 May. Hosted by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewics, the event consisted of a series of meetings on Muslim engagement with the western world.

Arabic Language Programme

Registration for the 2016/17 CIS Arabic Language Programme are now open. The Centre invites interested Cambridge University graduate students to complete the online enrolment form to regsiter.

Centre of Islamic Studies is Recruiting!

We are looking for an all-round administration professional to support the activities of the Centre. Deadline for applications is 19 September 2016. For more information and to apply, please visit Cambridge University jobs opportunity webpage.