GAINESVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — Florida Gator students will be able to broaden their studies during upcoming semesters for a more developed global learning experience.

The University of Florida is launching a center for global Islamic studies.

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The Gainesville Sun reports that the center has already been approved by university officials and will be announced when UF’s Board of Trustees meet this week.

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Officials in the school’s Center for African Studies and the Department of Religion have been working to open the center for a year. They have brought together a cross-section of faculty from religion, science, history, anthropology, languages, literatures and cultures.

The center is set to launch Sept. 18-19 with a conference on “Global Islam and the Quest for Public Space.”

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