Welcome to Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation. The centre is established at the Department of Political Science at the University of Aarhus.
The Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation was established in April 2008 under the auspices of the Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus.The centre is an independent research institute founded by the Danish Ministry of Defence and supported by an appropriation of DKK 10 million over a 3-year period.
The Centre has its research focus on the three main pillars: radicalisation, ideologies and the international consequences of Islamism.
Researchers from across a number of sciences and from a number of universities, Danish as well as foreign, get together in the new research centre, with the purpose of gaining a much better understanding of the concepts of Islamism and Jihadism than is currently available.
The Centre for Studies in Islamism and Radicalisation will assemble anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists and theologians, who can contribute to the understanding of what happens when Islam becomes a political ideology with the objective of overthrowing Governments.