The Institute’s academic activities consist of the research carried out by the director and the Institute’s researchers, academic cooperation in the form of conferences, workshops, and research projects, as well as helping Finnish researchers and building academic contact networks in the Middle East.

The Institute supports cooperation between researchers and universities and furthers the internationalisation of Finnish research and higher education, as well as the openness of research.

The Institute organises teaching in connection with universities and participates in public discourse on the Middle East in Finland.

Image from Coordinator Päivi Miettunen’s field work in Jordan