The center is established with a clear vision and objective of providing a platform for enhancement and dissemination of knowledge in the field of Islamic banking and finance through studies, applied research, seminars, conferences and any other possible way of learning such as distance and e-learning and provision of data base to the interested individuals and institutions. The center aims to be a world class study and research center which will carry the King Saud University’s heritage of excellence in applied research in social and other sciences.

The center is committed to support the Islamic banking theoris and practices through the following orientations:

Academics, the center is developing study courses and programs on Islamic banking for the students to prepare them to work in the Islamic banking industry and enable them as a specialized workforce.

Research, situated at core building of College of Business Administration the center provides an ideal place and conducive environment for conducting applied research. The center is providing a platform for conducting workshops, seminars and conferences and academic meetings.

Industry, the center is supporting Islamic banking industry through providing specialized training courses for the practitioners and professionals, consultancy services for the banks, and market surveys and projects for the Islamic banks.

About IBC

The establishment of Islamic Banking Center (IBC) at the department of economics is another leading and appreciable initiative of towards achieving the excellence in the research and development at King Saud University. The Center is established with the generous funding donated by the Shaikh Saleh Abdullah Kamel, Chairman and Founder of Dallah Al-Baraka Holding Foundation, as an expression of his keen interest in the promotion and facilitation of Islamic banking and finance studies and practices. The Center’s budget will come primarily from Sheikh Saleh Kamel Waqf donated to King Saud University for this purpose. Read more...

Director Message

Dear Colleagues and Practitioners Very warm welcome, Last three decades were the period of major developments, emerging trends, and new beginnings. Besides the respectful recognition from the academia and policymakers, Islamic Banking System has achieved a historic high growth rate and now it holds a significant share in the global financial market... Read more...