Is IIIT a Research Institute?
This was one of the questions that Dr. Ilham Nasser – Director, Human Development Program – was asked at a recent research presentation at the Comparative International Education Society (CIES) annual conference. The Mapping the Terrain team has been busy the past few months with several research presentations at major international education conferences such as the above mentioned and the American Education Research Association (AERA). The presentations shared analysis of the more than 25000 surveys collected from fifteen Muslim societies around the globe between September 2019 and March 2020. In addition to the teaching institute (The Fairfax Institute – TFI) and the publications and translations of major books, IIIT is indeed a research institute concerned with the betterment of human life. We not only engage in intellectual discourse on Islam and society, but we also design, implement, and analyze field based evidence in societies of interest. We further make our data public to benefit the field. Check out our data set and relevant documents on our website at www.iiit.org/en/mappingtheterrain