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About the College of Islamic Studies

The College of Islamic Studies (CIS) was established as a home for contemporary Islamic studies and to provide a unique platform for faculty and students to contribute to intellectual debates on Islam in a global context.

The College’s six graduate and postgraduate degree programs equip students with the training and skills required to pursue careers in academia and research, as well as cultural, business, and finance sectors, through specialize tracks that are offered. In addition, it also houses several distinguished research centers and clusters under the Research Division, which brings together scholars and thought leaders from around the world and fosters intradisciplinary dialogue and scholarship.



Dr. Emad El-Din Shahin

Welcome to the College of Islamic Studies, where we continuously break new ground in the world of Islamic studies in both academia and research. As Dean of CIS, I am incredibly proud of being part of an institution that has carved its own niche on three very distinctive fronts.

At its very foundation, CIS fuses together solid academic Islamic grounding with contemporary social sciences in its curricula, teaching platforms, and the development of its students. CIS has instilled its every facet with collaboration, innovation, and scholarship.

Introducing a leadership position exclusively for innovation facilitates unique opportunities for CIS to embrace the future and set new paradigms. Our students are shaped through innovative and groundbreaking teaching platforms; by utilizing exciting new tools such as the Makerspace, Innovation Labs, and inventive teaching platforms; and external institutional collaborations. Research productions in CIS have attained new heights through our research clusters, which promote intradisciplinary and interdisciplinary research agendas and inject fresh contributions to global Islamic scholarship.

We welcome you to join us in our exciting journey onwards in building on the CIS legacy and position as a leader in contemporary and applied Islamic Studies, both through its exceptionally designed programs and its rich research ecosystem. We continue to evolve and advance, and shape the next generation of Islamic Studies scholars, neoteric financial experts, social and innovative thinkers, researchers, and applied specialists to illuminate Islamic thought across multiple contemporary fields.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about CIS’s unparalleled programs, our highly distinguished community, and encourage you to stay connected with us through our social media channels.

Dean's Bio