UKM Co-hosted the International Symposium on Islam, Civilization, and Science
By Murniati Abu Karim
Photo Shahiddan Saidi
BANGI, 27 October 2021 – The 11th International Symposium on Islam, Civilization and Science gathered participants from Malaysia, Japan, and Indonesia to discuss and present papers in the fields of health, economics, human development, and education.
The symposium, themed ‘The Impact of Pandemic on Human Civilizations’, was jointly organised by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) Institute of Islam Hadhari, Kyoto University Center for Islamic Area Studies and Hadhari Center for Islamic Civilization Studies, Ritsumeikan University Asia-Japan Research Institute as well as Pertubuhan Legasi Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
It was officiated by the Minister in The Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Senator Tuan Haji Idris Haji Ahmad.
In his opening remarks, UKM Vice Chancellor Prof. Dato’ Ts. Dr. Mohd Ekhwan Hj. Toriman stated that the joint collaboration demonstrates that UKM is always open to forming partnerships with different organisations in order to strengthen its academic and research capabilities.
“UKM is one of the five research universities in Malaysia with a strategic goal of becoming a regional leader and research excellence.
“In the past, UKM through the Institute of Islam Hadhari has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Kyoto University of Japan to enhance educational cooperation particularly in the field of Islamic Civilizational Studies.
“The university’s strong partnership with Kyoto University has resulted in a variety of educational and research activities, including today’s international symposium,” he said.