International Institute for Islamic Studies (IIIS) was established in 2009 due to vast expansion of current needs in Islamic studies especially in western communities, aiming at progress, development and promotion of religious communications in international context through training competent seminary students for introducing the genuine Islam scientifically and methodically. This institute accepts competent seminary students to study in the field of “Islamic Studies” in MA and PhD courses.

The goals of this institute’s educational courses include:
1. Promotion and deepening Islamic studies in general and Shia Islamic studies in particular, taking into account the problems of the current societies
2. Teaching, research and supervision of theses by academic staff of the institute and other centers
3. Educating specialists and competent researchers for introducing Islam in general and Shia Islam in particular in religious and scientific centers in the country or abroad and in international seminars and interfaith dialogues
4. Correcting negative ideas about Islam and answering orientalists’ questions about Islamic and Shia fundamental issues

The scope of the institute’s activities:
1. Training teachers, researchers and scholars for international context
2. Publishing scientific journals in different languages
3. Holding academic conferences and meetings
4. Establishing contacts and cooperating with authoritative scientific, research and cultural centers around the world
5. Dispatching teachers to work with other international scientific and cultural centers