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Research interests

Jan Jaap de Ruiter's interest is in the status and role of the Arabic language and of the religion of Islam in Western Europe and Morocco.

His publications, in diverse languages, among which French, centre on these themes and he participates in the debate on Arabic and Islam in national and international contexts.

He participated in many Dutch and European Research and Development Projects

Jan Jaap de Ruiter's personal website (www.janjaapderuiter.eu) writes up his work, media appearances, publications, blogs and so forth. The website is being updated almost daily.


 For information on what I do see my website: http://www.janjaapderuiter.eu/


 See study guide.

Current courses

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PhD supervision

Supervison  PhD (internal: Saidi, 2001, Gintsburg (2009-); external: Agnaou, 2002 (WOTRO) and Tamer, 2003). In PhD committee (Aissati, 1991 (Nijmegen); Boumans, 1992 (Nijmegen); Bos (Tilburg, 1997); Habib (Paris; 2008), Benítez-Fernández, (Cadiz, 2009).At present Kurani (Jordan), Izrelli (Morocco) Farrag (Egypt), Soroush (Netherlands). 

External positions

Writing articles (NRC)

1 Mar 2016 → …

Checking exams of the Arabic language (CITO)

12 May 2014 → …

Judging translation into Arabic of Dutch literature (Vlaams fonds voor de letteren)

12 May 2014 → …


  • Multilingualism
  • Islam
  • Islam In The Netherlands
  • Arabic
  • Arabic Language And Culture


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