Gastprofessor Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib
Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib started his career at the National Institute of Science, Technology and Development Studies, New Delhi, in 1982. In 2009, he moved to the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi. Since then, he occupies the Maulana Azad Chair.
Prof. Dr. Irfan Habib has worked on diverse issues related to science, technology and colonialism in mid 19th and early 20th century India. At present he is engaged in research on issues concerning science and Islam, mainly within South Asia. His book called Jihad or Ijtihad: Religious orthodoxy and modern science in contemporary Islam is due for publication soon.