Join the NISIS Training Programme, and Autumn School 'The Qur’an and Its Interpretive Communities'

You are warmly invited to participate in the annual Training Programme for Research Master students and PHD's by the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS). The programme offers various educational activities that can contribute to the successful completion of your research master or dissertation project in the domain of Islam and Muslim studies.


Autumn School

We'd like your special attention for the Autumn School at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) in Amsterdam, for which you can now register. This year, the theme is 'The Qur’an and Its Interpretive Communities', a topic that centres on, but is certainly not limited to, the study of the Qur’an. Papers presented during this Autumn School will focus on the origins, translations and exegetical explanations of the Qur’an. We will also discuss the various ways in which online and offline Muslim communities in European countries receive, appropriate and discuss their holy book, also in light of societal debates on Islam. The Autumn School runs from 23 - 26 October and the deadline for registration is Friday 15 September 2023.


By participating in the programme, you can obtain at least 12 EC. When you successfully complete the course requirements, NISIS provides a certificate indicating your participation and the course load in EC. As a UU student, you can include these credits in your study programme. 

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