The office of International Relations was founded in 2016 to handle the international affairs of ISOA and most importantly, to launch the international short course programs. It has since grown and now has 2 major departments: The Department of International Courses and the Department of International academic and artistic relations.
ISOA has held 4 international courses on theoretical and practical Islamic Art, starting in 2016. More than 60 participants constituting Academics, researchers, students, and artists from around the world, participated in our courses till now and 4 courses have been scheduled for the upcoming year. ISOA holds this variety of intensive international training courses and workshops year-round in order to familiarize artists, academics, and students from around the world with Islam’s remarkable influence on Persian art and architecture.
ISOA has relations & agreements with great domestic and international organizations for cultural or academic programs. It has, for example, hosted 4 international courses on the subject of Philosophy of Islamic Art, and practical Islamic Arts from 2016 till now, by communication with ECO cultural institute (ECI) and Iran’s organization for Cultural Heritage and Tourism. Moreover, ISOA has many agreements with academic institutions like the University of Tehran, University of religions and denominations, Karachi University, Louvre museum, Leiden University, Goethe University, Center for World Music in Hildesheim University and etc.