HBKU’s CIS Signs Research MOU with Pakistan’s SDPI | Hamad Bin Khalifa University

HBKU’s CIS Signs Research MOU with Pakistan’s SDPI

03 Sep 2023

Agreement lays framework for joint research collaborations in Islamic finance between faculty and students

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pakistan’s Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), establishing a three-year partnership to foster closer collaboration on academic research in the field of Islamic finance.

Under the agreement, CIS and SDPI will facilitate an exchange of academics to bolster research concerning Islamic finance, sustainable development, and other relevant fields. It also supports students’ professional development by creating mentorship opportunities with leading experts as well as a shared commitment to create initiatives including capacity building workshops and other relevant activities.

The partnership will also see both institutions work to strengthen the field of Islamic finance by hosting events designed to nurture robust relationships between academics. Together, the CIS and SDPI will organize seminars, conferences, and other activities, offering researchers the chance to simultaneously network and engage with stakeholders in Islamic finance.

“Our collaboration with SDPI bolsters our collective efforts to produce novel research in the field of Islamic finance by providing unparalleled opportunities in professional development for researchers and students alike. As a Qatar-based global center for Islamic studies, HBKU’s CIS leverages collaborations with distinguished partners to overcome borders,  facilitate expertise, and build capacity in Qatar and beyond,” said Dr. Nasim Shah Shirazi, Professor of Islamic Finance and co-lead of this partnership at HBKU’s CIS .

In line with HBKU and the college’s innate dedication to dialogue, CIS overcomes borders, to facilitate expertise and build capacity in Qatar and beyond. The College’s research output is rooted in carefully designed research clusters that together promote interdisciplinary research agendas and inject new contributions to the world of global Islamic scholarship.