IRTI to launch free online Islamic finance courses

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank Group has signed an agreement with leading provider of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), edX, to deliver Islamic banking and finance courses. On February 23, 2016, IRTI will begin offering, through the edX learning platform, free courses under two series, namely ‘Islamic Finance and Banking X’ and ‘Islamic Financial and Capital Markets X’. The IRTI MOOCs program is part of a project aimed at expanding access to knowledge in Islamic economics and finance to support the development of a dynamic Islamic financial industry globally. To register for the IRTI MOOCs, please visit