NIMAR has a limited permanent staff which is still under construction. For NIMAR education we collaborate with institutes within Leiden University, and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad.

Members of our staff:

Prof.dr. Léon P.H.M. Buskens
  • Director NIMAR
  • Professor of Law and Culture in Muslim Societies at Leiden University
  • Attaché for Education Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rabat, Morocco.


Léon Buskens 
Sarah Michiel 
  • Lecturer Arabic language
  • Institute Manager



 Karim Laaraj 
  • Lecturer Arabic
  • Coordinator of  Language Studies


Dr. Nadia Bouras
  • Lecturer migration history
  • NIMAR representative in Leiden



Zineb Gormat

  • Education coordinator 
  • Lecturer Social Sciences

Salma Bouchiba

  • Lecturer Social Sciences

 Chaima El Morabet

  • Assistant to the education coordinator
  • Lecturer Social Sciences

Nour El Houda Recham

  • Project manager in charge of cultural and academic exchange

 Koen De Cuyper 

  • Librarian 

Mohamed Ilyas Defaa

  • Assistant to the librarian

Hajar Mahraz

  • Management Assistant 



Rachid Chounounou

  • "Service complet"

 Fanida el Ouahabi

  • Housekeeping