Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies was founded in 2007 in an effort to support and coordinate research on the region at Lund University. Research on the Middle East has existed in Lund since the university's founding in 1666. Over the last few decades, an increasing amount of disciplines across all faculties of the university have begun conducting research and teaching courses on the region. CMES will continue to support these efforts by becoming a international hub in Scandinavia for interdisciplinary research on the Middle East.
In 2009 CMES received a Strategic Research Area grant for the Middle East in the Contemporary World (MECW). MECW is the largest research area at CMES and is composed of five research domains. In addition to MECW, CMES is host to several research projects with external financial support such as Student Mobility in Asia.