The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies is a Recognised Independent
Centre of the University
of Oxford. It was established in 1985 to encourage the scholarly
study of Islam and the Islamic world. HRH The Prince of Wales is
the Patron of the Centre. It is governed by a Board of Trustees
consisting of scholars and statesmen from different parts of the
world, alongside representatives of the University of Oxford.
'The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies has done so much to
promote and improve our understanding of the Islamic world.
That mission has great importance in our increasingly interdependent
world. The relationships between Islam and the West matter
more today than ever before.'
HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the Centre
The Centre provides a meeting point for the Western and Islamic
worlds of learning. At Oxford it contributes to the multi-disciplinary
and cross-disciplinary study of the Islamic world. Beyond Oxford,
its role is strengthened by a developing international network of
The work of the Centre has attracted global
attention and widespread support.