The Institute of Iranian Studies will be awarding one Begum Nahid Iskander Mirza Scholarship in 2021.
Shaping transcultural understanding
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Welcome to the Institute of Iranian Studies
The Institute of Iranian Studies is at the heart of all things Persianate at St Andrews. From its languages and arts to its culture and history, students and scholars seek out the Institute for the rich intellectual stimulus, wealth of resources, and warm collegiality that greets them here, nurtures their talents, and supports their research and development.
At a glance
Leading the field with Britain’s first postgraduate degrees in Iranian studies, housing a documentation centre, the largest Persian language library in Europe, multiple specialist collections, and home to the most significant biennial gathering of early career scholars in Middle East studies internationally, the Institute plays an outsized role in the research, teaching and expansion of Iranian studies in Britain and worldwide.
The first Sarikhani Prize was awarded jointly to two undergraduate students taking the A Survey of Islamic Art module.