Zayed University's Institute for Islamic World Studies introduces new Masters Programs

20 Dec 2011

Under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and President of Zayed University, the Institute for Islamic World Studies (IIWS) held an opening ceremony of its four new Masters Programs on Thursday, December 15,2011 at the new Zayed University Abu Dhabi campus at Khalifa City. IIWS launched Masters programs in “Contemporary Islamic Studies”,  “Endowment Studies”, “Islamic Economics and Wealth Management” and “Islamic World Studies”. Dr. Ali Gomaa, Grand Mufti of Egypt in addition to specialists, practitioners and prominent figures in Islamic studies, attended the ceremony.

In His Excellency’s welcoming speech, Sheikh Nahayan expressed the great importance of this event as it highlights a major landmark of Zayed University’s continued endeavors in the various fields of specialization in Islamic Studies since the University was first established. The new IIWS Masters Programs aim to promote advanced research on the contribution of Muslims to science and culture to respond positively to the challenges of modernity and globalization. IIWs seeks to advance critical research and original scholarship on theoretical, empirical, and comparative Islamic studies. The new IIWS Masters Programs will be covered in 36 credit hours and will be taught by highly qualified experts and professors well-known nationally and Internationally. 

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