The Center for Islamic Theology (ZITh) at the University of Tübingen was founded in 2011. Directed by excellence in research and teaching, the Center offers degrees (BA, MA, and PhD) in Islamic theology and religious education. The diverse intellectual profile of the Center is reflected in the international makeup of the staff and goes further by forging relationships between academic work and its role in social life. As a hallmark of the Center, diversity and the high demands placed on academic excellence create the conditions for a stimulating, collaborative and innovative research and teaching environment. The Center also prides itself in offering a growing number of courses as well as PhD supervisions in English. Through emphasising the dialogue between the classical intellectual heritage of Islam with modern academic discourse, the Center is at the fore of forging new ground in the study and understanding of religion in Germany today.