About us


The Institute of Research and Higher Studies of Granada is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to create an academic space where scientific objectivity, cultural innovation, pluralism, coexistence, tolerance and cooperation prevail. Thanks to an approach which defends synergy between disciplines, the Institute aims to contribute to cultural and scientific development, promote the study of civilizations and strengthen the values of scientific and humanistic cooperation.

The Institute chooses its headquarters in Granada for being a city with a great historical symbology, was one of the most important cities of Al-Andalus and its name refers to the times of Islamic scientific and cultural prosperity, as well as to the constructive miscegenation between the Muslim and Western culture. Today we can see the reflection of the Andalusian Granada in the richness of elements of religious coexistence and cultural diversity. Likewise, Granada, being a university city, becomes the centre of numerous scientific and cultural activities that take place throughout the year. In the city we also find museums that narrate the history of Islam in Al-Andalus, and Islamic monuments such as La Alhambra, the most visited tourist complex in Spain, the Generalife, the university built by King Yusuf I in 1349, and Albaicín.