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School of Government & International Affairs

 School of Government & International Affairs

Durham's School of Government and International Affairs (SGIA) combines a long tradition of expertise in a wide range of fields in politics, political theory, political economy, and international relations with a depth of specialisms in regional expertise - Europe, East Asia, USA, the Middle East and wider Muslim world. SGIA provides a unique environment for learning, training and research.


Why Choose SGIA

  • The QS World University league tables rank Durham in the world's top 25 universities for the quality of, and demand for, our graduatesThe subject area of Politics and International Relations at Durham is ranked in the world's top 100 universities for 2013.

  • SGIA is ranked 12th in the UK for world-leading and international excellence in research.

  • Durham University was rated the Number 1 University in the UK for student quality of life and employability in a comprehensive survey carried out by Lloyds Bank for several national newspapers. See for example: Quality of Life

  • Durham University is ranked 6th in the prestigious Times Good University Guide, and ranked 5th in the UK in the Complete University Guide with Politics in 9th position. In the Guardian University League Tables Durham is ranked 8th overall and Politics in 6th position.

  • We have a vibrant Postgraduate Community with students from 58 different countries.


Events

Islam, Science and Scientism

29th October 2012, 17:15 to 19:00, Senate Room, Durham Castle, Prof Alparslan Acikgenc

Risale-i-Nur Speaker Series Seminar

Prof Acikgenc will offer insights into

  • How the Quran and Islam view the universe;
  • How science in the true Muslim tradition has come to mean ‘reading’ the world in accordance with the ‘Other-indicative’ (ma’na-i harfi) approach rather than the ‘self-referential’ (ma’na-i ismi) ap-proach
  • How the Quranic approach differs from that of scientism

 

Contact hasan.horkuc@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.

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Contact Details

School Office
The Al-Qasimi Building
Elvet Hill Road
Durham DH1 3TU, UK
Tel: +44 (0)191 334 5656
Fax: +44 (0)191 334 5661

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