Lancaster University Management School
- Conference Abstract: 31st March 2014
- Conference Full Paper: 27th April 2014
- Submission for JEBO: 1st October 2014
- Special Issue Publication: October 2015
April 2-3, 2014
Durham Centre for Islamic Economics and Finance
Durham University Business School
Durham University, United Kingdom
Foundation of Islamic Finance Series
The Sixth Foundation of Islamic Finance (FIFC) Conference is to be held at the Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom. FIFC series, originally funded via a large 2006-11 Australian Government grant, is a joint collaboration of The University of Melbourne’s National Centre of Excellence in Islamic Studies (NCEIS) and the Monash University in Melbourne. A group of eminent scholars from around the world are networked as associate researchers under the FIFC. The sole aim of their efforts is to publish rigorously done research studies as books (under the Edward Elgar Foundation of Islamic Finance series) and as journal publications to advance the emergingdiscipline, Islamic Finance. As self-funded non-profit organisation, it manages to offer an annual meeting for deliberation, and then publish notable literature since 2006. Continue reading
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Aston Business School, at Aston University in Birmingham, has provided courses in Islamic finance at postgraduate level since 2010, alongside an active research programme. As the second city, the location of the head offices of The Islamic Bank of Britain and one of Britain’s largest Muslim communities, Birmingham is well positioned as an emerging regional centre of excellence for Islamic finance practice and expertise in the UK. Continue reading
Durham Islamic Finance Programme (DIFP) has maintained a world-class reputation as a research, education and training centre in Islamic economics, Islamic finance and banking, and Islamic management for over 25 years. Continue reading
With world class academic institutions offering a range of specialist courses and qualifications in Islamic finance, the UK is a global leading provider of sector specific education and research.
The list below provides a snapshot of the UK’s offer of Islamic finance education. It is not intended to be exhaustive, but highlights the sector’s main players and the wide variety of courses available ranging from foundation courses to postgraduate research.
The UK Islamic Finance Secretariat has a dedicated Education, Training and Qualifications group of providers which meets regularly to promote the UK offering.
The UK has been providing Islamic Financial Services for over 30 years and Government policy over the last decade has created a fiscal and regulatory framework that encourages the growth of Islamic finance.
The global market for Islamic finance at the end of last year was worth around US$1.3 trillion according to the UK Islamic Finance Secretariat. The total value of Sharia compliant assets has grown by 150 per cent since 2006. The UK is the leading western country and Europe’s premier centre for Islamic finance with US$19 billion of reported assets.