Vereniging voor de studie van het Midden-oosten en de islam
Survey of scholars (1998)
There are around 100 orientalists in universities - most of whom are involved
in 'traditional' teaching - such as linguistics, literature and history. There
is also a group of around 50 political scientists. MOI is the main
professional organisation involved in Arabic-Islamic studies. It currently has
300 members. The main research centres are in the Universities of Amsterdan,
Groningen, Leiden, Nijmegen and Utrecht. The best library is in Leiden.