Saturday, January 28th, 2017
DCA Signed MoU with IIIT
On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 the Diyanet Center of America (DCA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT).
Based in Herndon, Virginia, the IIIT is among the leading Muslim educational and intellectual institutions in the United States. The MoU lays the groundwork for a series of future collaborative projects between the two institutions. The MoU was signed by Dr. Yasar Colak, President of DCA, and Dr. Abubaker Al Shingieti, Executive Director of IIIT.
The Diyanet Institute of Religious Studies, the academic research and education center in DCA, will spearhead the collaborations with IIIT. With the MoU, the two institutions agreed to work together towards establishing training programs for religious clergy, academic exchange programs and educational initiatives among other exciting projects.
Established in 1981, the IIIT is an intellectual forum working on educational, academic and societal issues from an Islamic perspective to promote and support research projects, organize intellectual and cultural meetings, publish scholarly works, and engage in teaching and training.
We are confident this MoU will help both institutions better serve the broader Muslim and non-Muslim community in the United States and look forward to a fruitful collaboration with the IIIT.