Centre for the Study of Islam in the Contemporary World

Outreach and Projects

The Centre delivers a range of outreach initiatives and projects working closely with a variety of local, national and international partners.

Click on any of the links below to learn more about our current projects and initiatives. For further information about past projects, please click HERE.

Valuing Water: Religious, social and cultural perspectives from a water-scarce region

In 2022, Alwaleed Lecturer in the Globalised Muslim World, Dr Kholoud Al-Ajarma, will be leading an exciting impact project funded by the ESRC Impact Acceleration Account.

British Council Edinburgh-UIII Going Global Partnership

A major two-year project funded by the British Council aimed at building transnational teaching and research connections between the Alwaleed Centre and the Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia in Jakarta.

Authority in the Globalised Muslim World

A special series bringing together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners to discuss key questions of authority across the contemporary Muslim world.

Syrian Futures

Empowering Syrian refugees to realise their educational and professional potential.

Schools Outreach

The Alwaleed Centre offers free workshops, lectures and training programmes for High School students and staff across Scotland.

The Sharia and Islamic Law Online Course

A ground-breaking free online course offering a scholarly introduction to the global diversity of the Sharia and Islamic Law.

Podcasts and Videos

We attempt to record as many of our events as possible so they can be enjoyed by anyone, anytime.

Celebrating Ten Years of the Alwaleed Centre

2020 marks the ten year anniversary of the Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre which was formally opened on 17th March 2010.

British Association for Islamic Studies

The Alwaleed Centre is the Management Hub for the UK's only Islamic Studies learned society.

Muslim Female Leadership & Authority

A groundbreaking conference and ongoing project bringing together academics and activists from across Europe and the USA.

Transform & Connect

A creative Muslim-Christian project delivered in partnership with the Church of Scotland.

Stand-Up to Hate

A creative series of animations highlighting the human impact of anti-Muslim hate crime in Scotland.

Colourful Heritage Project

A major community history video project and exhibition celebrating the history of Scotland's South Asian Muslim communitiy.