PS is a documentary film production and media consulting company based in Berlin. Campaigns, image films and lectures about storytelling are part of the consultation. PS Media is focused on social policy projects (foundations, social clubs) and businesses and is well connected to German TV stations (Arte, ARD, ZDF). PS Media’s documentary films focus on inter-religious and current social issues - in Berlin, Germany and Europe. The company’s aim is to confront and break stereotypes, racism and discrimination.
Founded in 1683, Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. The company’s head office is in Leiden (The Netherlands) with branch offices in Boston (Massachusetts, USA), Singapore, and Paderborn (Germany). Brill’s publications focus on the Humanities and Social Sciences, International Law and selected areas in the Sciences. Brill publishes over 800 books per year in both print and electronic format. Titles are often collated in Brill's E-Book Collection. Brill publishes 200 journal. In addition to its journals and books publishing programmes, Brill also offers reference works and primary source materials. Primary sources usually refer to original material, which scholars study and interpret as a basis for their own academic works. Brill’s Primary Source Collections Online include scanned printed or handwritten texts, e.g. pre-modern archival documents, Oriental manuscripts, but also printed art sales catalogues and contemporary human rights reports. Brill hosts the electronic versions of its product range on its own dedicated platforms:
The Al-Jazeera Media Institute (AJMI) focuses on providing quality media training and development to all employees in media related fields, as well as designing and executing media development initiatives and first class consultancy by transforming its media expertise into knowledge for others to benefit from it. AJMI develops many training programmes, among which a yearly training curricula with training courses and diplomas on 96 topics, with a total of 169 training courses and diplomas scheduled for 2018, both public and private. It has special training courses with strategic partners such as United Nations (UN-AJMN Training Program for Palestinians Journalists 2016), The Norwegian Center for Human Rights (Media and Human Rights workshop 2014), New York Film Academy, among others.
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Casa Árabe is a public institution created in 2006 by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. Its objectives are to promote mutual relations and knowledge between Spain and Arab countries at all levels and to offer a space for analysis and debate on Arab world affairs today. It is a centre of reference in Spain for all matters related to Arab countries, organising seminars and conferences of a public, academic and business nature in collaboration with institutions, think tanks and universities from Spain, Europe and the Arab world. It hosts the Centre of Arabic Language, holds art exhibitions and runs a weekly Arab film showing. Casa Árabe runs a broad training and education programme in collaboration with Spanish universities and centres, the Diplomatic School and international organisations (WTO, UNRWA, UNICEF, UNESCO), including courses in Arabic language, calligraphy, Arab world and culture, diplomacy, Islamic law, Andalusian history. It is part of the Anna Lindh Foundation Spanish Network and a participant in its translation project (ALF-CFT/2012704/Translation Programme).
The National Museum of World Cultures has four locations: the Tropenmuseum (Amsterdam), Museum Volkenkunde (Leiden), Wereldmuseum (Rotterdam) and the Afrika Museum (Berg en Dal). Its internationally renowned collections comprise over 500,000 objects and almost one million photographs, cataloguing the diversity of world cultures. Every year, the Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions and public events addressing historical and contemporary questions around issues of heritage, society, cultural identity and belonging. The museum heads the Research Center for Material Culture (RCMC), based in Leiden, which serves as a focal point for research on ethnographic collections.
The Gotha Research Library of the University of Erfurt is a library with a focus on the history of culture and knowledge of the early modern and modern period. As part of the German research infrastructure it is active in research on its collections and delivers research-based services to scholars from around the world. Gotha Research Library hosts Germany’s third largest collection of Oriental manuscripts, comprising more than 3,500 codices, mostly in Arabic, Persian and Ottoman. It offers up-to-date library facilities and services: a comprehensive reference library, a digitisation centre, a digital library, and an exhibition hall and venues for workshops and conferences. Platforms for digital exhibitions and digital editions are currently under development.
The Centre Pompidou is one of the world’s foremost institutions of modern and contemporary art. The Centre Pompidou is recognised for its expertise as the world’s premier producer of temporary exhibitions. In collaboration with other leading museums of the world, the Centre Pompidou’s exhibitions tour the globe. With more than 120,000 works, the Musée National d’Art Moderne holds one of the most extensive collections in the world, and the finest in Europe.
The EHESS was founded in 1947 as a section of the école Pratique des Hautes Études from which it became independent in 1975. It functions similarly to a doctoral or graduate school covering the whole spectrum of humanities and social sciences. Its 250 chair professors and associate professors have the task of training their Masters and Doctoral students in research but also conduct graduate-level seminars on topics directly linked to their own research. While upholding an open intellectual debate with hundreds of seminars, invited talks and conferences held annually, the École’s main objective is the promotion of leadership in research with an emphasis on interdisciplinarity.
The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies was created in the early 1970s, and focuses on the modern and contemporary Arab and Islamic worlds. In 2010, due to the EHEA process of transformation, a new degree was offered on African and Asian Studies, counting with an itinerary in Arabic. In 2009, together with researchers from the CSIC, a new master’s programme began, the Master’s in Contemporary Arabic and Islamic Studies. The UAM has more than 20 years of experience in managing European and International funds, mainly coming from the Framework Programmes of the EU. It has a European and International Projects Office which is in charge of the promotion and management of European and International funds. In FP7, the University participated in 48 projects worth almost €11m. In H2020, UAM had 27 projects granted in the first round of calls worth more than €15.7m. In other International calls, it has had 13 proposals accepted, worth €1.3m. The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies participates in two consolidated research groups, Taller de Estudios Internacionales Mediterráneos and Ideologías y Expresiones Culturales.
The University of Granada (UGR), founded in 1531, is one of the largest and most important universities in Spain. It has received the "Human Resources Excellence in Research (HRS4R)" award, which reflects UGR’s commitment to continuously improve its human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers. UGR is also a leading institution in research, being one of the few Spanish universities listed in the Shanghai Top 500 ranking (http://www.arwu.org/), in which its Engineering/ Technology and Computer Science Faculty is positioned at the top of the 50 best universities in the world. With 3,500 teaching staff and more than 2,000 auxiliary personnel, UGR offers a total of 75 degrees through its 123 departments and 27 centres. Library aims to help EC-funded projects at UGR in implementing the Horizon 2020 Open Access and Open Data requirements: The University library offers assistance through its institutional repository. In terms of academic production, UGR publishes annually more than 2,500 publications, with a percentage higher than 50% in the first quartile, having a relative growth ratio of production well above of the average for Spain and the EU.
Universitat de Barcelona (UB) was founded in 1450. Today it boasts of a student body of 84,370 and a research staff of 4,548. Degrees are offered in 73 different areas of teaching with numerous postgraduate and doctorate programmes as well as continuing education courses. UB is ranked the top Spanish university, and the 23rd European institution for academic quality and productivity, it is the largest of Barcelona’s six universities and of the ten in Catalonia and manages an average of 150 European projects per year.
Formed in 1971, Paris I University is a leading university for social sciences and humanities, as well as law and economics. The University is ranked #3 in France by the Times Higher Education ranking, and #91 in the world. It hosts 40,000 students (20% from overseas) in 14 faculties and institutes. It delivers 360 PhDs each year. The University hosts the sole Doctoral School in Art History (ED 441) at national level. In the field of research, it has developed 7 International Chairs, and clusters of excellence, including the Labex CAP (Creation, Arts and Heritage), a collaborative initiative involving museums, libraries and higher education organisations that aims to facilitate the employability of graduates.
The Faculty of Islamic Studies of the University of Sarajevo was established in 1977. The Faculty is a heir to the Higher School of Islamic Theology and Shari‘ah (est. 1887). In 2006, the Faculty became a member of the University of Sarajevo. In addition to three undergraduate degrees (BA in Islamic Theology, BA in Islamic Pedagogy and BA for Imams), the Faculty offers postgraduate studies at masters’ and doctoral levels. So far over 1,000 students have graduated from the Faculty, including 110 at MA and 42 at PhD level. https://www.unsa.ba/en At present the Faculty employs 29 teaching staff. The Faculty owns a small library focused on Islamic studies. More importantly, its students have access to Gazi Husraw bey Library and its collections which include over ten thousand oriental manuscripts: