Academic research is a new task for NIMAR. The main emphasis will lie on providing robust support for ongoing research in Leiden and elsewhere in the Netherlands. As in its teaching, NIMAR’s prime focus in its research is on the Humanities, the Social Sciences and Law; researchers in the Netherlands possess a wealth of expertise in these areas and the most pressing issues relating to Morocco for government and society.

Five research themes will be given priority, namely:

  • Islam and Society, History;
  • Language and Culture;
  • Politics, Law and Economics;
  • Migration and Transnationalism;
  • Morocco in Africa.