Arabic and Islamic studies

Islamic studies focuses on one of the principal religions of the world. Familiarity with Islam is significant also from the perspective of understanding current events. As for the Arabic language, it is among the major world languages. It is both an important contemporary language, as well as the literary language of a culture spanning 1,500 years.

Arabic and Islamic studies at the University of Helsinki is at the international cutting edge of the field. Scholars in the field publish their scientific work almost exclusively in international scientific publications of a high standard, in addition to which they actively produce popular literature in Finnish. Geographically, the study of Islamic culture is focused on the Arabic world and Iran.

HJ
Hannu
Juusola
Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science Political science, History and Archaeology

Saana
Svärd
Associate Professor
Department of Cultures
Field of science History and Archaeology, Languages

SA
Sylvia
Akar
University Lecturer
Department of Cultures
Field of science Languages

Riikka
Tuori
Department of Cultures
Field of science Literature studies, Languages, History and Archaeology