UKM Committed in Producing Global Minded Graduates

By Iznee Isa
Pix Abd Raai Osman

BANGI, 5 September 2017 – The Faculty of Islamic Studies (FPI) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) illustrated its commitment in producing global minded graduates through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Islamic University of Maldives (IUM), recently.

UKM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic and International Affairs, Prof Dato’ Ir Dr Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K. Rahmat said as an established university founded 47 years ago, UKM will share its expertise in the aspects of curriculum consultation and development with IUM.

The cooperation between these two parties will include student exchange programmes, academic staff attachments involving joint supervision, joint research, summer programmes, seminars and jointly-organized conferences. The student exchange programme will enable students to explore cultures, gain life experiences and insights of worldviews, different from their usual environment.

IUM Chancellor, Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed said IUM’s vision is to promote modern Islamic taught and produce outstanding students with a balanced personality to obtain success in alignment with the nation as well as the need of the Ummah.

As a newly established university, IUM is lacking in scholars and therefore seeks supervision from UKM to expand and strengthen their academic program.  It is hoped that this MoU will generate new areas of cooperation which can give the desired impact and benefit the well-being of both parties.

Also present at the ceremony were Republic of Maldives Ambassador to Malaysia, Mohamed Fahmy Hassan, IUM Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Research and Innovation, Dr Mariyam Shahuneeza Naseer and FPI UKM Dean, Prof Dr Wan Kamal Mujani.