UWTSD signs Memorandum of Understanding with the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, Saudi Arabia


The University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) was delighted to welcome HRH Prince Turki al Faisal to its Lampeter campus on Wednesday, 16 March 2016.

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During the visit HRH Prince Turki, who is the son of the late King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the King Faisal Centre for Research and Islamic Studies, and Professor Medwin Hughes, CL, Vice-Chancellor of UWTSD signed a Memorandum of Agreement.

The Agreement will see both institutions working together to develop academic and research links building on common interests, and promoting the richness of Islamic culture in an accurate and informed manner through academic research and community outreach programmes. The institutions will also explore ways in which they can use their respective and distinctive expertise to undertake a research project entitled Visual Cultures of Wales: The Islamic Perspective which will focus on the Islamic culture of Wales contextualized within the diverse expressions of Islamic culture worldwide. 

Professor Medwin Hughes said “The University is delighted welcome His Royal Highness Prince Turki to the Lampeter campus and to sign a Memorandum of Agreement with the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies”,

“The Centre has a global reputation for research and academic studies that spread knowledge, encourage participation and promote cultural understanding. The long established expertise and reputation of the University’s Lampeter campus, particularly in relation of the study of the Humanities and Theology, Religious Studies and Islamic Studies, provides excellent opportunities for us to explore mutual areas of research interests and also to widening our areas into other academic disciplines within the University that serve to demonstrate our shared values and promote cultural harmony.”

During his visit HRH Prince Turki delivered a lecture to guests on the topic of “The Cultural Heritage of Islam in Today’s World:  Challenges and Opportunities and also had the opportunity to visit the University’s Roderic Bowen Library and Archives to view the University’s medieval manuscripts and visit the Confucius Institute Classroom housed within the library.



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