Regional Director - Middle East
Based in Edinburgh
There are several members of senior staff who lead and direct our activities in the Middle East.
- Professor Mona Siddiqui - International Dean for the Middle East
- Dr Firas Ibrahim - Regional Director
About the regional team
The team is led by Dr Firas Ibrahim. Firas is located in Edinburgh.
Firas works with the International Dean to devise and deliver the University's regional plan for the Middle East. Firas also leads on student recruitment.
We seek out the best students from countries across the Middle East.
Firas leads student recruitment in addition to devising the strategic direction for the region.
We regularly meet with prospective students and partners in the Middle East. Here is an up to date list of our next trips:
The recruitment wiki includes reports and resources for staff who are interested in international recruitment activities.
Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
Our internationally recognised teaching centre leads the UK in quality of its teaching and research in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies.
Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World
The Centre builds crucial expertise on the Arab World, coupling knowledge of the Arabic language with advanced interdisciplinary research methods.
The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre
The Centre encourages a better understanding of Islam and Islamic Culture through ground-breaking research and innovative outreach projects.
With a growing number of students from the Middle East choosing to come to Edinburgh we are keen to grow our networks in the region.