Forum Islam and Middle East (FINO)

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The Forum Islam and Middle East (FINO) was established at the University of Berne in 2018 and sees itself as a transdisciplinary competence center for documentation, knowledge transfer and academic services in the field of Islam and the Middle East (IME). The forum, which is administratively assigned to the Rectorate of the University of Berne, aims to impart academic knowledge and findings based on a thematically focused and high-quality research on Islam and the Near and Middle East. The transfer aims in particular at the public institutions and authorities of the Confederation, the cantons and municipalities as well as at Swiss media and other relevant public and civil society institutions.

The Forum is responsible for the following tasks