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In May 2017, the Institute underwent a one-day monitoring review visit by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The purpose of the QAA is to safeguard standards for all Higher Education institutions in the UK, which includes Alternative Providers such...
5 June 2017 marked a symbolic milestone in the construction of our new academic building in King’s Cross, as the final piece was laid to the outer structure of the building in a ‘topping out’ ceremony. 'Topping out' is a builders' rite traditionally...
IIS Update
The Institute has been publishing an annual IIS Update since 2000, to inform its supporters, affiliates and well-wishers of its programmes and activities. The IIS Update includes information about the Institute’s recent and forthcoming projects, as...
The graduation ceremony for the eighth cohort of the Institute’s Secondary Teacher Education Programme (STEP) was held on 1 April 2017 at The Ismaili Centre, London. Sixteen students from Canada, India, Pakistan, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the...

The Institute of Ismaili Studies was established in 1977 to promote scholarship of Muslim cultures and societies, historical as well as contemporary, leading to a better understanding of their relationship with other societies and faiths. 

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