By Izzud deen Redzuan
GOMBAK, 28 September 2016: IIUM academicians are reminded that research-intensive is the future for the Muslim ummah and it is a complementary to the teaching in this university, the Chairman of International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Dr. Abdul Hamid Ahmad Abu Sulayman, said during the soft launching of The Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman Centre for Collaborative Research.
“IIUM is the leading Islamic educational institution that continuously put efforts to improve its teaching curriculum and research by looking into progress and solving any limitations that may have surfaced in order to achieve the mission and vision of the university in serving the ummah,” he added.
The Chairman of IIIT also stated that IIUM has successfully brought Islam to the world and become the great example for other Muslim countries by nurturing the love of learning and Islamic values.
The Rector of IIUM, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zaleha Kamaruddin, who also attended the soft launching, emphasised the importance of research intensive-based Kulliyyah and how it can benefit the university as well as academicians through productions and publications.
Nevertheless, IIUM integrated curriculum has made a breakthrough. As of today, Maldives and Afghanistan are requesting our help to establish and build the Islamic institution in their countries. Meanwhile, Montenegro is looking forward to receive aid in terms of academic and sponsorship programme.
Apart from that, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Zaleha also conveyed her concerns on the KIRKHS’s progression in terms of low rate of graduate employability at 68% and students graduate on-time, as well as low outcome in terms of research publications.
Meanwhile, the Dean of KIRKHS, Prof. Dr. Rahmah Ahmad Hj. Osman, also hoped that this initiative bring back the intellectual dynamism among academic fellows to the core of Islamisation of research activities.
The Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman Centre for Collaborative Research is expected to help postgraduate students especially in the KIRKHS’s programmes and coined the kulliyyah’s name to the centre of IIUM.
Many professors had attended the soft launching of the collaborative research to agree upon the initiative, and were ready to contribute their scholarly research in Islamic sciences and related fields.***
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