Al-Maktoum College

Al-Maktoum College of Higher Education, formerly known as Al-Maktoum Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies, was established in 2001. Its aim is to bridge the possible gap between the Muslim and western worlds by focusing on intelligent debate and scientific understanding of Islam and the role of Muslims in the contemporary world.

Students and staff are from all over the world, including Dundee itself, and are of all religions and none. It is an international, research-led college in Dundee, Scotland, working in the higher education sector to provide an excellent centre for teaching and research of the highest standard and quality in the area of Islam and Muslims in conjunction with other religions and ethno-religious communities. Indeed, multiculturalism and religious pluralism lie at the centre of all its activities. In its relatively short history, a total of 140 students from over 30 countries have successfully graduated from the College's postgraduate degree programmes, mainly PhDs.