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Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation's Professorship for Arab Studies has opened registration for its courses at Leiden University this week.

January 2, 2018

         Leiden University in the Netherlands is preparing to open registrations for the courses of the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation's Professorship for Arab Studies, which is the first of its kind at the university. The professorship will offer advanced studies in Arab culture, including a series of seminars and classes for both master's and doctoral degrees, as well as supervision of research on Arab culture. Additionally, there will be public lectures on Arabic language and culture for those interested in exploring Arab culture.

         The university will periodically select a visiting professor to supervise the courses of the professorship, while overall supervision will be conducted by Professor Petra Sebastian. Leiden University highlighted this development on its website, commending the role of the Foundation in spreading Arabic language and promoting just peace worldwide. The university expressed its support for the Foundation's efforts in numerous initiatives in Europe aimed at enhancing the study of Arabic language and culture. The collaboration between the Foundation and more than 15 universities has led to the establishment of Arab Culture Chairs across Europe. Furthermore, the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Chair for Peace was established in cooperation with the Joint European Universities.

         According to the university's report published on its website, the Leiden University Centre for the Study of Islam and Society (LUCIS) will collaborate with the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation to enhance the understanding of Arab culture. This collaboration is expected to contribute to advancing knowledge and awareness of Arab culture and its significance.

         It's worth mentioning that Leiden University is one of the oldest institutions to have established a chair for the Arabic language back in 1613. It serves as a scholarly hub for the largest program in teaching and research on Middle Eastern studies in Europe, encompassing specialists in languages, legal systems, religions, history, and Arab cultures.

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