In 2009, eight Dutch universities decided to join forces in a national research school for Islamic studies: the Netherlands Interuniversity School for Islamic Studies (NISIS), one which was officially established on 1 January 2010. In 2013 Maastricht University joined the partnership. As such, NISIS constitutes the first collaboration of nine universities in the history of Dutch scholarship in Islamic studies.
Participating universities are:
NISIS is a collaborative association of nine universities in the Netherlands constituting a national research school in the field of the study of Islam and Muslim societies.
NISIS is governed by a board consisting of nine members. The interim director of NISIS, Petra de Bruijn, implements policy and is in charge of the developments of the school’s activities. She is assisted by an executive committee and an office, staffed by an office manager and a student assistant.
Post-doctoral researchers, PhD candidates and research master students are invited to apply for NISIS membership.
On this page, evaluation reports assessing the performance of NISIS can be found.
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