Rectorate, UIN News Online – Centre for Islamic Thought & Education (CITE), University of South Australia (UNISA) make a visit to UIN Jakarta to discuss a cooperation plan in the field of Islamic Studies. The delegate was accepted by the Rector of UIN Jakarta Prof Dr Dede Rosyada in his office, Thursday, (11/17).
Accompanied the Rector, the Head of the Institute for Research and Community Service (LP2M) Prof Dr Arskal Salim, the Head of Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (BAUK) Dr H Rudi Subiyantoro, and the Head of Center for International Cooperation (PLKI) Rachmat Baihaky MA.
The discussion is also attended by the dean of the Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teachers Training (FITK) Prof Dr Ahmad Thib Raya MA, Dean of the Faculty of Da’wa and Communication (FDIK) Dr Arief Subhan M.Ag, dean of the Faculty of Dirasat Islamiyah (FDI) Dr Hamka Hasan Lc MA, Vice Dean of Academic Affairs from the Faculty of Sharia (FSH) and Law Dr Euis Amalia M.Ag and vice dean of Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Alumni and Cooperation from FDIK Dr Suhaimi MSi. While UNISA sent Prof Mohamad Abdalla as the Director of the Center for Islamic Thought and Education (CITE).
Abdalla expressed his gratitude for the warm reception from UIN Jakarta and conveyed his purpose and intention of his visit.
“We (UNISA, ed) want to establish cooperation with UIN Jakarta in the field of Islamic Studies and designing the more constructive curriculum, so the students of UNISA students will be more interested in studying Islam,” he said.
He also added, “We are willing to send guest lecturers (visiting professor), as well as providing scholarships for Master and Doctoral degree. It is expected to improve science and research between the two institutions,” he added.
According to Abdalla, in addition to Islamic Studies, UIN Jakarta and UNISA will perform research collaboration. “Today, UNISA has several study programs related to Islamic Studies, such as History of Islamic Civilisation, History of Islamic Science, Islamic Banking and Finance, Leadership and Leadership Process in Islamic Organisations, Islamic Ethics, Islamic Education (Islamic Schooling Renewal), Arabic Studies, Islamic Law, Islamic Psychology and Criminology, Family Relations, Islam in Australia and Contextualisation of Islam,” said Abdalla.
In response, rector of UIN Jakarta appreciated the cooperation plan which will establish by the two institutions. He also expected the mou’s need to be signed immediately. “To realize the goals of the both institutions, we need to sign the mou immediately,” said Dede.
He added, UIN Jakarta also has several subjects related to Islamic studies. Thus, UIN Jakarta and UNISA can do a joint research project related to Islamic studies.
“UIN Jakarta always taught a tolerant and moderate Islam to its students, so it will be appropriate if UNISA establishes cooperation with UIN Jakarta in the field of Islamic Studies,” he added. (lrf/ikd/ika p/umar)