Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Promoting a better understanding of contemporary Islam and the Muslim world

The Alwaleed Centre is an interdisciplinary research, teaching and outreach centre based at the University of Edinburgh. Learn more.

Informing global debates about contemporary Islam and the Muslim world through pioneering research.

Working with a range of partners to encourage a better understanding of Islam and Muslim society.

The Alwaleed Centre delivers a rich programme of public events which are free and open to all.

Learn more about The Alwaleed Centre's new MSc programme exploring The Globalised Muslim World.

Our FREE online course 'The Sharia and Islamic Law: An Introduction' starts 5th April. 

A major online conference taking place on 8th and 9th June 2021.

Latest News from the Alwaleed Centre

The Alwaleed Centre offers a number of Fellowships and Studentships focused on the contemporary Muslim world.

Learn more about the Alwaleed Centre's growing team as well as its history, aims and vision.