Welcome to the Department of Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS)

The Department Islamic-Religious Studies (DIRS) is the youngest department of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology and was opened on September 27, 2012. Funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, DIRS represents the imparting of pluralistic theological traditions in Islam and provides students with profound knowledge on Islamic religion. With their character, biography and interests, the researchers working at DIRS contribute to this department and enable the transmission of diverse Islamic teachings of theology and norms as well as mystical, ethical and philosophical traditions.

The Commission for Interreligious Dialogue (KIRD) of the Archbishopric Bamberg was established in 2008 by the Archbishop Dr. Ludwig Schick. The 13 members of the commission, among them Prof. Dr. Tarek Badawia and Prof. Dr. Reza Hajatpour of the DIRS, come from a catholic, protestant-lutherian as ...

In the winter term 2018/19, classes at FAU start on October 15th, 2018. Students of the Bachelor and Master programs at DIRS can expect a variety of interesting seminars and lectures. Some of the classes are also open for guests. For more information and for an overview of all offered classes, pleas...


International Conference:
"Monotheistisches Glauben und pluralistische Gesellschaft"
("Monotheistic Belief and pluralistic Society")
dated from 7.-9.11.2019


Department Islamic-Religious Studies

  • Address:
    Nägelsbachstr. 25
    91052 Erlangen