Summer School: “Muslims in Europe: Challenges of Pluralism”

Deadline: 1 May 2015
Open to: European graduate students majoring in Islamic studies, humanities or the social sciences
Venue: 5 – 19 August 2015, Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina


The IIIT European Summer School 2015 “Muslims in Europe: Challenges of Pluralism” is organized by the International Institute of Islamic Thought, London Office; Institute for Epistemological Studies Europe, Brussels; and Center for Advanced Studies, Sarajevo; in cooperation with The Fairfax Institute, USA, and to be hosted by the University of Sarajevo.

The summer school will offer a great opportunity for graduated students to develop their knowledge and competences in following topics:

  • Approaching the Qur’an and the Sunnah;
  • Research Methodology for Islamic Sciences and Studies;
  • Higher Objectives of Islamic Law and Ethics;
  • Faith Based Business;
  • Islam in Europe;
  • Muslims in the Contemporary West: Challenges of an Encounter;
  • Islam and Major Themes in Contemporary Western Thought;
  • Major Themes in Contemporary Islamic Thought;
  • Crisis of Islamic Civilization;
  • Educating Young Muslims in Europe;
  • Islamic Worldview and Predicament of Modern Man;
  • Muslim Participation in European Processes and Institutions;

The programme will also provide an opportunity for participants to present and discuss their particular research in workshops. During the course of the programme, participants will complete a total of 80 hours of direct research and instruction and will receive a certificate of attendance from the organisers and the International University of Sarajevo. In addition to Sarajevo, participants will visit Mostar and Srebrenica. The programme will be held in English.


The programme is designed for European graduate students majoring in Islamic studies, humanities or the social sciences and who are interested in developing their knowledge and expertise.


Food and accommodation for participants will be covered by the organizers. There is a limited number of scholarships available to cover travel expenses for the students who cannot find funding from other sources. Students should have their own health insurance coverage. The organizers do not provide health – or any other form – of insurance to students.

How to apply?

Attendance by registration only. Places are limited. Those interested, and competent in English, should complete and submit the application form with an updated C.V. and a letter of reference from their department or supervisor no later than 1 May 2015 to:

Mirnes Duranovic
Project Manager, Center for Advanced Studies
[email protected]

For more information please check the official web-site.

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