MEDIA ALERT: UWS to launch Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies


Date: 13/07/2009

The University of Western Sydney is set to launch a new, leading research centre that will explore the place of Muslim communities in multicultural societies.

Media are invited to attend the official launch of the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies at the UWS Bankstown Campus on Thursday 16th July, 2009.

The Hon. Daryl Melham MP will officially open the Centre, together with UWS Vice-Chancellor Professor Janice Reid.

Director, Professor Bryan Turner, says the Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies will undertake research projects which look toward the future of multicultural Australia and the place of Muslim Australians within it.

"By delving into this research area, the ultimate aim is to understand how Muslim culture and communities evolve over time and encourage greater intercultural harmony within Australia," says Professor Turner.

The University's latest, independent research centre will operate under the umbrella of the National Centre for Excellence in Islamic Studies (NCEIS).

The Centre will also take an international approach to the study of Muslim culture and societies by conducting comparative studies on Muslim communities from New York and London, to Singapore and Sydney.

WHAT: Official launch of the UWS Centre for the Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies
WHEN: 9:30AM, Thursday 16 July, 2009
WHERE: Lecture Theatre 4, Building 23, UWS Bankstown Campus, Bullecourt Avenue, Milperra.
MAP: http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/bankstown

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