Organization for Islamic Area StudiesWaseda University

About Our Organization



The Waseda University Organization for Islamic Area Studies, a “Joint Usage/Research Center” accredited by the Japanese Ministry of Education, carries out joint research activities with scholars inside and outside Japan. We aim to expand and enhance the field of Islamic Area Studies by promoting multidisciplinary joint research on a variety of related themes and topics. The following are our three core principles.


  1. In establishing our organization as a center for international joint research, we dedicate ourselves to the advancement of Islamic Area Studies and the education of young researchers.
  2. Our collaborative research work will solicit projects that encourage the participation of a range of Japanese researchers and strengthen our international ties with universities in the Islamic world.
  3. As an accredited “Joint Usage/Research Center”, we will facilitate the shared use of the research equipment, books, and historical documents we have been provided as a Project to Promote Joint Research Centers of Distinction.


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