Master of Urban Design and Architecture in Islamic Societies Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies QFIS
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In light of contemporary theoretical and critical discourses on knowledge, art, and education as well as current development issues in the Islamic world, the goal of the program is to improve and foster the appreciation of Islamic architecture and urbanism to promote excellence of research in this field, to enhance the understanding of Islamic culture, and to promote knowledge and the protection of the Islamic cultural heritage. The mission of the program is dedicated to the study of architecture, urbanism, landscape design, and conservation of architectural and urban heritage in Islamic societies. The development and advancement of knowledge related to architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world is the core of the program, exemplified by its construction, acquisition, assimilation, dissemination, and application to contemporary interventions in communities with Muslim traditions. In support of the vision and mission to improve the quality of the urban environment in the Islamic world, the objective of the program is to educate future architects, urban designers, landscape architects, and urban planners, to appreciate, comprehend, and guide the development process of architecture and the urban built environment and the socio-economic and socio-political contexts within which it exists. Graduates will develop an in depth understanding of building and planning principles characterizing Islamic cities.

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Inspire thought based on the plurality and openess of Islamic Jurisprudence and civilization to enable Muslims, in terms of perception and practice, to face contemporary challenges. We aim to contribute to our age, rather than to separate from it. We take it upon ourselves to make clear the rich, dynamic, and inspiring spirit of our Islamic heritage, to emphasizing the welcoming openess that help us and diversity, serve all of humanity through infinite paths for dialogue and action.

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