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SSIS research rated internationally excellent in latest national assessment

SSIS research has been rated as world-leading or internationally excellent in the first assessment of the research quality of UK universities since 2008, the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Collaborative Magic in Malta research project receives AHRC grant funding

The Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) awards £233,831 to IAIS and History academics exploring magic in early 17th century Malta

BBC Interview with Ilan Pappé

30 June 2014
The BBC's HARDTalk programme recently interviewed Professor Ilan Pappé.

Academic Witness at House of Commons

6 May 2014
Professor Stansfield was called to present at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee UK Government policy on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

BBC expert considers what became of the Arab Spring

The Arab Spring in the Middle East failed to deliver on its early promise, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner OBE told a packed audience at the University of Exeter.

University launches Q Step programme

The University of Exeter is launching a pivotal new programme designed to improve quantitative social science training. 

Careers Day in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

28 February 2014

The IAIS Careers Day took place on 12th February. There were two panel discussions; an alumni panel discussion on "What you can do with a degree in Arab and Islamic Studies" and a discussion on "Careers in the Middle East". Students also had the opportunity to network with speakers at a drinks events.

Award Of Distinguished Professorship Awarded to Exeter Academic

12 February 2014

Professor Dionisius A. Agius FBA has been honoured Distinguished Professorship at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

New book explores challenges for democracy in North Africa

The uncertainties surrounding the long-term prospect of democracy being fully embraced by North African nations embroiled in the Arab Spring rebellions are the focus of a fascinating new book. 

RUSI analysis paper: Iraq on the Edge of the Abyss

3 February 2014

A key analysis paper, written by IAIS Director, Professor Gareth Stansfield, released by RUSI (Royal United Services Institute).