Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Based in London, Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) aims to strengthen research and teaching about the heritages of Muslim societies, with specific attention to the challenges these societies face in contemporary settings.
The Institute seeks to provide a multifaceted approach to the study of Muslim peoples through a framework of world cultures, the humanities and social sciences. The Institute's research focuses on systems of moral and ethical thought, structures of governance and public life, and all forms of Muslim artistic and creative expressions.
AKU-ISMC believes it can make a distinctive contribution to the understanding of Muslim heritages and the emergence of new attitudes among Muslims and non-Muslims toward the concerns of contemporary societies.
"We are one of the few academic institutions in the UK that focuseson delivering a single MA Programme, with the purpose of serving as a model of academic excellence for the study of Muslim cultures."