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University of Waikato Islamic Studies Group

The University of Waikato Islamic Studies Group (UWISG) is a non-partisan and a not-for-profit organisation committed to the objective of fostering academic insight and understanding on Islamic phenomena through interdisciplinary research initiatives.  


The UWISG comprises three main functions which collectively work to achieve its objective and include:  


  1. Seminars & Presentations: The UWISG aims to hold academic seminars and presentations on the study of Islam and Muslim societies, as well as acquire informative guest speakers when possible.
     
  2. Publications: The UWISG aims to produce materials for publication on, but not limited to, a range of political, religious, social, and historical Islamic phenomena.    
     
  3. Public Relations: The UWISG works to support both the public & private sectors and provide assistance to them as well as working alongside other organisations and developing networks that can be harnessed for the betterment of the group’s objective. 

The UWISG and its functions are managed by its Research Members and the Academic Advisor, supplemented with the guidance and support from experts in the field. 

UWISG events are open to all University of Waikato students and staff as well as the general public.