Non-profit foundation. One full-time, four part time employees. Yearly Budget approx. EUR 370 000 Funding from: The Ministry of Education of Finland, other public agencies, private funding Types of activities: Conferences, seminars, scholarships, student courses, other educational projects, cultural projects and events.
The aim of Foundation of the Finnish Institute in the Middle East is to promote and support the research and teaching of the Middle Eastern languages and cultures. To fulfill its aim, the Foundation supports the Finnish Institute in the Middle East (FIME) and grants research and travel awards to graduate and advanced students as well professionals. The Finnish Institute in the Middle East is an academic institute that focuses on the study of Middle Eastern classic and modern languages, cultures, religions and societies. The Institute supports Finnish research on the Middle East and arranges teaching in the above-mentioned fields in cooperation with universities.
Regular Finnish Colloquiums of Middle East and North African Studies, visiting fellow programme, publication of the bilingual electronic article series Levant Letters, yearly courses for Finnish university students, concert tours in Lebanon of Finnish musicians.