Housed within their respective colleges, centers provide an opportunity for HBKU students, as well as faculty and visiting scholars, to investigate research topics in their fields of interest in an environment rich with resources and expert guidance.
Through integration with HBKU’s programs of study, the centers offer students and researchers alike access to a wide range of scholarly activities including lectures, conferences and workshops on both the national and international levels.
The Translation and Interpreting Institute (TII) is part of Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences. It was founded in 2012 with a remit to build capacity in Qatar and the region and to function as a physical and virtual space that delivers sophisticated translator and interpreter education, high-level training in a range of languages, and quality translation and interpreting services of the highest international standards. Its core mission is to equip students for a successful career as translators and interpreters in multiple language combinations.
The Research Center for Islamic Legislation and Ethics (CILE), a member of HBKU’s College of Islamic Studies, leads the reform and renewal of contemporary Islamic legal and ethical thought and behavior by contributing a sustainable ethical framework for addressing contemporary global challenges.
The Muhammad Bin Hamad Al Thani Center for Muslim Contribution to Civilization was established in 1983 in order to provide non- Arabic speakers with access to scholarly works which underscore the contributions Muslims have made to human civilization. In 2010 the Center joined the College of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.
In the contemporary world, the principles, premises and institutions of Islamic economics are increasingly becoming relevant for the formulation of policies and management of economies and businesses. Islamic finance is one of the fastest growing areas of international finance.
Established in 2008, the Al-Qaradawi Center for Islamic Moderation and Renewal is devoted to promoting moderation and the revival of Islamic thought through scientific research. The Center envisions a society built on moderation and cooperative openness, and enlightened justice informed by a body of knowledge that addresses such issues as democracy and economics, human rights, status of women and the family, environmental problems, challenges of war and peace, violence and terrorism, backwardness, and corruption.
Our faculty members belong to one of five academic colleges and actively engage their students with the transfer of knowledge they've spent a lifetime acquiring.