Contact Information

P.O. Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38B)
00014 University of Helsinki


Historical background

The chair of Arabic Studies was established in 1980, and its first holder was Professor Heikki Palva (1982-1998). Before that, Arabic was taught in conjunction with the chair of Semitic languages. After Palva's retirement, the chair was redefined as Arabic and Islamic Studies and was held by Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila (2000-2016).