On 28 September 2023, in the framework of the IIIT lectures series for CIS countries, a lecture entitled "What is Integration of Knowledge? The Experience of Modern Islamic Thought" by Mykhaylo Yakubovych (Freiburg, Germany/Coventry, UK). 

During the lecture Mykhaylo Yakubovych revealed the historical context of the notion of "integration of knowledge", as well as the manifestations of imbalances and deficiencies in the life of Muslim societies: in their worldview, in their understanding of reality and their attitude to it, in their ability to connect causes and consequences, in their perception of the truths of the world and their reaction to its demands.
The lecturer outlined the problems of knowledge integration in modern Islamic education and knowledge integration for modern Islam. And revealed the essence of the concepts relevant to epistemological integration:

1) Epistemological integration vs. edenity of knowledge,
2) Principle of monotheism (tauhid) as the basis of epistemological integration,
3) Epistemological integration in the Islamic worldview,
4) Limitations and obstacles to epistemological integration. 

The participants were able to learn about the influence of researchers on the establishment and activities of the International Institute of Islamic Thought. The lecturer also referred to the publications devoted to the integration of knowledge, in particular, reviewed the fundamental work of Fathi Malkawi "Epistemological Integration: Foundations of Islamic Methodology", which can be found on the page of the International Institute of Islamic Thought https://iiit.org/wp-content/uploads/Epistemological-Integration-Russian.pdf. 

More than 50 participants from Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan registered for the lecture. The participants were interested in what makes knowledge, knowledge of the world, scientific worldview Islamic and reflected on the challenges of knowledge integration in modern Muslim societies.

A recording of the lecture will be available on the Institute of Knowledge Integration YouTube channel.