Partnerships with Middle East and North Africa
Durham University has strong ties with the Middle East and North Africa, from research collaborations to University Partners across the region. We have a history of collaboration with the University of Qatar where an agreement between Qatar University’s College of Arts and Sciences (QU-CAS) and Durham University was signed in 2016 which saw the initiation of a dual award PhD in Gulf Studies.
The School of Government and International Affairs SGIA is a research-intensive department with a depth of specialisms in regional expertise, covering multiple regions of the world such as such as Europe, East Asia, the Middle East and the wider Muslim world, Africa, and America.
Within SGIA, The Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies IMEIS, is Social Science-focused academic institute of excellence, research-led in ethos, with a track-record of internationally acclaimed research outputs across all sub-areas of its activity. IMES also has an extensive collection of MENA publications which can access profiles of over a dozen colleagues with MENA/Muslim world interests.
This section highlights some of the collaborative research and activities with our partners in Middle East and North Africa region.
Explore a snapshot of our collaborative work with our partners in Middle East and North Africa
We welcome over 200 students a year from North Africa and the Middle East. For more information about applying as a prospectus student, please see the guidance below.
Following my graduation from Durham University I started working in Qatar Museums where I was based in their Education Department managing their educational projects. I then moved to Paris and have now returned to teaching. The academic and personal experience I acquired at Durham provided me with a great foundation and skill set to develop my leadership qualities and manage a business in the Education sector.
We recognise the value of an engaged international alumni community and are establishing alumni ambassadors in key countries throughout Middle East and North Africa.
We are always happy to hear from peer institutions in the Middle East and North Africa who re keen to collaborate in research and education.