Jakarta, May 16, 2023 – UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta met with representatives from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) on May 15, 2023. The meeting at the Meridien Hotel, Jakarta, outlined the potential for a deepened relationship between the two prestigious Islamic universities.
The IIUM delegation was led by Prof. Dr. Ida Madieha Binti Abdul Ghani Azmi, dean of the Center for Postgraduate Studies, and accompanied by Dr. Noor Amali Bin Mohd Daud, Mohd Amir Ariff Bin Asri, and Prof. Shahrul Naim Sidek. Maila Dinia Husni, head of the Center for International Cooperation, represented UIN Jakarta. accompanied by the center’s two coordinators, Dzikri R. Romadhon, M.Pfis, and Ratna Faeruz, M.Pd.
Exploring Boundless Opportunities: UIN Jakarta and IIUM Eye Joint Degree Programs and Student Mobility
The meeting explored opportunities for collaboration, focusing on joint degree programs, student mobility, and academic programs. There was considerable interest in a proposal involving UIN students spending part of their study years at IIUM and vice versa. UIN Jakarta’s diverse academic units, including business, nursing and halal institutions, were seen as enhancing its potential for collaboration.There was agreement that further discussion would be needed to explore opportunities for joint degree programs at the masters and doctoral levels. possibilities in detail, including a future meeting with the respective rectors of the two institutions.
Unlocking Global Opportunities: UIN Jakarta’s Rektor Scholarship and Vision for Internationalization
Maila, introduced the Rektor Scholarship, a program that covers tuition fees, accommodation, and language programs for 20 undergraduate, 7 master’s, and 5 doctoral positions. The scholarship is open to international students, including those from IIUM. She also explained UIN Jakarta’s commitment to faculty-led programs and its vision of internationalization. Initiatives at the faculty level should be encouraged to facilitate effective implementation and international recognition.
Also discussed were the opportunities to collaborate with and under the initiatives of the Ministry of Religious Affairs (Kemenag) and LPDP (Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education) for developing joint programs and for lecturers and graduates of UIN Jakarta to pursue their Ph.D. at IIUM. Moreover, the importance of student mobility programs was emphasized, with a particular focus on promoting student exchanges and fostering research collaboration between the two universities.
Looking ahead, the representatives discussed visiting IIUM as a vital step in building relationships between Islamic universities. The upcoming International Student Colloquium in October was also noted, with a call for the best student papers for presentation.
This meeting signifies a firm commitment from UIN Jakarta and IIUM to enhance academic cooperation, fostering a relationship that will benefit students and faculty in the coming years.