Understanding Cultures and Religions

Talking to students at the Universität der Bundeswehr, Munich, who have been active in our buddy program as buddies for international students at our university, we could clearly detect a strong interest in Islamic culture and in a possible dialogue with students of the same age with a Muslim background. There is a large number of teenagers and students of Turkish origin living in Germany. Yet cases of mutual contact and exchange seem to be not that frequent. Our cooperation with our partner university, the Fatih Sultan Mehmet Vakif (FSMV) University in Istanbul, and its academic experts in the fields of Islamic Science and Islamic History of Science and Culture, offers a great chance to gain deeper knowledge about Islamic/Turkish religion and culture from different angles.