INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF MUSLIM CIVILISATIONS
The Aga Khan University established the Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations in 2002. AKU-ISMC is a higher education institution with a focus on research, publications, graduate studies and outreach.
It promotes scholarship that opens up new perspectives on Muslim heritage, modernity, culture, religion and society. AKU-ISMC students use critical thinking to conduct innovative research into Muslim civilisations and religious traditions from primarily the perspectives of the social sciences and humanities.
The Institute aims to create opportunities for interaction among academics and other professionals so as to deepen understanding of the pressing issues of public life affecting Muslim societies.