The governance structure of The Institute of Ismaili Studies includes the Board of Trustees, the Board of Governors and formal committees that oversee academic and administrative matters.

Students at the IIS participate in meetings of the Board of Governors by invitation and academic governance processes pertaining to their educational experience. The IIS seeks to achieve high standards and academic rigour in all its endeavours, including research, publications, teaching, human resource development, and curriculum development. The IIS ensures the quality, rigour and integrity of its research, publications and teaching through oversight committees, peer review processes and various policies and procedures.

The IIS holds a Tier 4 licence for the enrolment of non-EEA (European Economic Area) as required to comply with the UK Visa and Immigration requirements set out in the Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance.

The IIS also has to meet requirements set by the Office for Students (OfS), the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Charity Commission.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the principal governing body, responsible for setting the strategic direction and policies governing all aspects of IIS’ activities including the deployment of financial resources and assets. It has a legal obligation to act in the best interests of the IIS and approves all budgets and operational plans.

Board of Governors

The Board of Governors is a sub-committee of the Board of Trustees with delegated responsibility for the operational oversight of the organisation as defined in and regulated by the IIS’ Articles of Association.

Quality Assurance

IIS aims to ensure a high-quality, stimulating learning environment through a commitment to excellence; provision of state of the art teaching and learning facilities; a reflective, well-designed curriculum; and the enhancement of teaching quality which supports the aspirations of our students and meets the needs of the communities it serves.