The King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies (KFCRIS) was established to continue the noble mission of the late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz (1906-1975) in transmitting knowledge between the Kingdom and the rest of the world. The Center serves as a platform for research bringing together researchers and institutions to preserve, publish, and produce scholastic work. The Center aims to expand the scope of existing literature and research so as to bring to the forefront of scholarly discussions the contributions and roles of Muslim societies in the humanities, the social sciences, literature, the and arts – historically, as well as today.
To be a human resource for academic, intellectual, and cultural knowledge.
To enrich academic and cultural scene locally and internationally with original research, resources, and unique experiences.
Spreading knowledge – Enabling academic research – Preserving human heritage.
Five-Year Strategic Goals, 2016-20
1. Increasing awareness and knowledge of the heritage of the late King Faisal Bin Abdulaziz to save his memory and document his contributions to the service of humanity.
2. To stimulate and support dialogue, and to strengthen the bonds of customary cooperation to achieve the academic objectives of the Centre.
3. Focusing on academic research production in the social sciences.
4. Preserving and authenticating Islamic heritage and achievements.
5. To elevate the level of technical infrastructure, electronic applications, and electronic presence to facilitate reaching the Center’s objectives.
King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies