The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is committed to encouraging a better understanding of Islam and the contemporary Muslim world through ground-breaking research, dynamic teaching and innovative outreach projects.
Based in the University of Edinburgh's School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures and affiliated to the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the Alwaleed Centre is interdisciplinary, connecting different schools and subject areas across the University of Edinburgh through its focus on contemporary Islam and the Muslim world.
Alongside its world-class research and teaching, the Alwaleed Centre has developed a global reputation for delivering high-impact outreach projects, promoting a better understanding of Islam and Muslim culture locally, nationally and internationally.
The six key objectives of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre are:
The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is home to a growing team of scholars and professional staff whose expertise cover Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South and Southeast Asia.
The Centre is led by its Director, Professor Frederic Volpi, and its Deputy Directors Dr Kholoud Al-Ajarma and Dr Ewan Stein