18th September 2017
For the first time, this year’s North American Chapter Group (NACG) meeting was held at an international location - Al-Akhawayn University’s campus nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains in Ifrane, Morocco.
11th August 2017
Seeking inspiration from the rich historical discourse of arts and architecture in Muslim societies, the meeting aimed to create empathy towards, and foster better understanding of, the artistic and architectural expressions in South East Asia and the myriad ways in which it resonates with expressions of arts and architecture in other Muslim societies around the world.
4th August 2017
On 8-9 June, the University of Oxford in partnership with the Aga Khan Foundation and the Global Centre for Pluralism, held the Oxford Symposium for Comparative and International Education, entitled, Re-Examining the Mission of Education and the Meaning of Learning in an Uncertain World.
19th June 2017
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 as the IIS.
15th June 2017
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.
3rd May 2017
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.
15th March 2017
The North American Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association held its three-day annual general meeting in San Diego, California, from 19-22 December 2016.
29th November 2016
The Intellectual Interactions in the Islamic World: The Ismaili Thread conference brought together an international team of over thirty leading scholars who presented to an audience of researchers, professionals, and students.
24th November 2016
On 23rd-25th September 2016, the Institute hosted a conference entitled Fatimids and Umayyads: Competing Caliphates, in association with five European academic institutions.
23rd November 2016
Between 3rd and 7th September, the Asian Chapter Group of the IIS Alumni Association convened at the Ismaili Centre, Dubai, for their annual reunion, and a lively exploration of the poetry of the Persian Ismaili poet-philosopher, Nasir-i Khusraw.
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