The Alwaleed Centre

About us

The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre is committed to encouraging a better understanding of Islam and Islamic Culture through ground-breaking research and innovative outreach projects.

The Edinburgh Centre is part of a unique network of Centres at prestigious universities around the world; four in the UK and the USA (Edinburgh, Cambridge, Harvard, Georgetown) and two in the Middle East (Cairo and Beirut).

Learn more about the Edinburgh Centre and the Alwaleed Network via the links below.

About Us (Video

Hear more about the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre's vision from its Director, Professor Hugh Goddard.

About Us (video)



Academic and administrative staff at the Alwaleed Centre

Our objectives

The Alwaleed Centre was set up with a number of key objectives in mind.

The Alwaleed Network

The Alwaleed Centre in Edinburgh is part of a wider network across the world.

Director profile

Professor Hugh Goddard is the Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World.