The courses organised by the Institute are tailored to support the main fields of Middle East Studies offered in Finnish universities. Course announcements are published on the Institute’s website, mailing lists, and social media. Students are selected on the basis of applications, and an attendance certificate is given to all students at the end of the course. The students need to negotiate the terms of possible equivalencies or academic credits with their home institution.
In addition to its own educational programme, the Institute organises courses and workshops jointly with Finnish and Middle Eastern universities and international research institutes. The Institute supports the study of Arabic and other Semitic languages by advising on language study opportunities in Beirut, Amman, Alexandria, Cairo, and other Middle Eastern cities.
Introduction to Post-Conflict Reconstruction: Case Studies from the Middle East (5 ECTS)
19.03.-14.05.2021, Fridays 10:00-12:00 (Helsinki time)
The course is aimed at Master’s and PhD level students and consists of online lectures, set readings, presentations, and written assignments. The course is delivered in English.
Submit your application for this course by 5 March here.
The Middle East in Global Political Economy: Case Lebanon, Beirut (originally 10-18 May 2021)
-> NEW DATES TO BE CONFIRMED
This course on the Middle East and the global political economy will be delivered by M.Soc.Sc Taavi Sundell.
Some Past Courses
Practical Iraqi Arabic – an intensive course, 24.10.-9.12.2020, online course
Russia and the Middle East, 12.10.-8.12.2020, online course
Lebanon 2019: Political Dynasties, Sectarianism, and Refugees, 19.–26.5.2019, Lebanon
Shaping of the Post-Arab Spring in the Middle East, 21.–27.10.2018, Cairo
In Search of Beduin Identity, 17.–31.5.2018, Jordan
Morocco and the Mediterranean Migration Flows, 5.–12.3.2018, Morocco
Egypt as an International and Regional Actor, 7.–15.3.2017, Cairo
Reporting the Middle East, 17.–21.10.2016, Cairo
Learn Arabic in Beirut! Intensive Course in Spoken Arabic, 29.5.– 09.6.2016, Beirut
Lessons from Finland in History Education, 6.12.2014, Beirut
Media Role in Revolution, Counter-Revolution and Democratization in Arab Spring Countries, 2014, Cairo
The Iranian Society, 2014, Iran
Archeological Student Excursion, 2014, Turkey
Intensive Arabic Course for the students of Helsinki University, 2014, Amman
The 90-year-old Turkish Republic Examined, 2013, Istanbul
Learn Arabic in Amman! Intensive Course in Spoken Arabic, 2012, Amman
Lebanon – A Quest for State, Society, Security and Citizenship, 2012, Beirut
Illustration Workshop in Beirut, 2011, Beirut