University of Bergen

The centre

al aqsa, PalestinaThe Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic studies at the University of Bergen (Senter for Midtausten- og islamske studiar, SMI) was created in 1988 to be an interdepartmental link between the staff and students at the University who worked on various aspects of the Islamic world within the humanities and social sciences; as well as to be gateway between the research groups in Bergen and the outside world.
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The Middle East on the Internet
From 1995, the Centre has run a rapidly expanding information service on the Web. Click on the link below to access an overview of the different resources.
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In addition to the University, Middle Eastern research in Bergen is also carried out at the private Chr. Michelsen's Institute. It has close co-operation with the University, and many of the Institute's younger scholars are also registered for a degree here. We have therefore included research information from Middle East scholars of the CMI, while we refer to the Institute's own publications for a complete survey of their activities.
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Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (SMI)
Phone + 47 55 58 26 47, fax + 47 55 58 98 91, e-mail: post@smi.uib.no
Postal address: SMI, University of Bergen. PO Box 7800 Bergen, Norway
Visiting address: SMI, 5th floor , Stein Rokkans Hus, Nygårdsgaten 5, 5015 Bergen