News Archive, 2009
|AKU-ISMC and AKF (UK) join IIS at Euston Road Premises|
The Aga Khan University’s Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC) co-located with the IIS at 210 Euston Road in July 2009. This followed the IIS’ move in January 2009 to these premises. AKF (UK) also took up residence in the building in early September 2009.
Having the three sister organisations in the same building will provide opportunities for greater synergy and collaboration between them, while retaining their distinct identities. The new facility affords each entity bespoke office, meeting, conference and teaching space, with a new library taking shape for students, academics and other users.
The building’s proximity to The British Library, the University College of London, the School of Oriental and African Studies and many other universities locates the institutes in the heart of academic London, with easy access to a wealth of resources and materials to support their research and teaching programmes. Euston, St Pancras and Kings Cross Stations are minutes away and offer excellent links across London as well as nationally and internationally.
Plans are in development to make the best use of the Euston Road space. The enhanced physical resources now available to each institute enable consideration of programme growth and academic initiatives.