The Institute’s main educational activities are annual academic symposia and conferences, student workshops and seminars as well as courses on Arabic and other Semitic languages. The education is tailored to support the main fields of Middle East studies offered in Finnish universities.
Course announcements are published on the Institute’s website and mailing list at least three months before the beginning of the course. Students are selected based on applications, and an attendance certificate is given to all students at the end of the course. It is the student’s responsibility to agree on the terms of academic credits of the Institute’s course with his or her home university.
In addition to its own education programme, the Institute organises courses and workshops jointly with Finnish and Middle Eastern universities and international research institutes. The Institute building in Damascus includes a seminar room for up to 20 people as well as a reception hall. The Institute has also guest rooms for rent for scholars and students. The priority for living at the Institute is given to Finnish scholars and students.
The Institute supports the study of Arabic and other Semitic languages by advising on language study opportunities in Damascus, Beirut, Amman, Alexandria and Cairo. The Institute’s facilities in Damascus can also be used for studying Arabic with private tutors.
- Online lessons in Arabic
Mr. Fadi Al-khabbaz
Mobile in Italy: + 393 801 58 33 62
Mr. Fadi Al-Khabbaz is affiliated with the institute as an Arabic teacher.