Welcome to the Erlangen Centre for Islam & Law in Europe

The Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe (EZIRE) conducts research and teaching about Islam and Muslim life in Europe from a multidisciplinary perspective. In addition to research and teaching, EZIRE also offers services such as trainings, consulting, expertise and expert opinions.

How many Muslims live in the Principality of Liechtenstein – and since when? What does their religious daily life look like? And what challenges do they face? The new study Islam in Liechtenstein, compiled by Hüseyin İ. Çiçek, scientific researcher at EZIRE, in cooperation with the Liechtenste...

The Bavarian Orient Colloquium (BOK) is a joint lecture series of the universities Erlangen-Nürnberg and Bamberg. The orient-affiliated institutes of both universities in turns invite speakers from the areas of philology, religious studies, political science, history as well as theology and philosop...

Will the two conflicting Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah manage to achieve a lasting reconciliation and to establish a united Palestinian leadership? The Carnegie Middle East Center has asked a variety of scholars to assess the chances for reconciliation. Among them is Mahmoud Jaraba, political s...

In the following winterterm, the scientific researchers at EZIRE once again offer a variety of courses that can be visited by students of the MA program Middle Eastern studies or as guest students. Mathias Rohe teaches the principles of Islam law, Nina Nowar elaborates on the political reorganizatio...


Erlangen Centre for Islam and Law in Europe

  • Organization: Central scientific institution of FAU
  • Address:
    Bohlenplatz 6
    91054 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26398
  • Fax number: +49 9131 85-26399
  • Email: joern.thielmann@fau.de
  • Prof. Dr. iur. Mathias Rohe, M.A., Richter am OLG a.D.
    • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22823
  • Dr. Jörn Thielmann
    • Phone number: +49 9131 85-22239, +49 9131 85-26398 (Sekr.)
  • Julietta Cheliotis
    • Phone number: +49 9131 85-26398