Within the School of Government & International Affairs, IMEIS is a Social Science-focused academic institute of excellence, research-led in ethos, with a track-record of internationally acclaimed research outputs across all sub-areas of its activity. Success in this respect obtains largely from the interdisciplinary nature of the Institute's activities and the fruitful interaction of political economists, political scientists, historians and Islamicists, as well as with colleagues from Anthropology, Arabic, Archaeology, Geography, Business – all linked together by their collective focus on the study of the Middle East and the Muslim world in the widest sense.
Both research students and visiting fellows enjoy a wide range of facilities provided to facilitate and support research within the Institute, including:
The Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies prides itself on its vibrant culture of research, nurtured by a thriving academic community of staff members, research students and visiting fellows.
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Enquiries about The Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies should be sent via the email below.
Professor Clive JonesDirector, IMEISAl-Qasimi BuildingElvet Hill RoadDurhamDH1 3TU
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