UIN Jakarta Will Host AIUA Council Workshop

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Rectorate, UIN News Online – For the first time, UIN Jakarta will host the Asian Islamic Universities Association (AIUA) Council Workshop event. This workshop is a preparation for the 5th meeting of “Meeting of Asian Islamic Universities Association Quality Assurance (AIUA QA)” at UIN Surabaya. Issues to be discussed at this event are about the quality and development of Islamic universities in Asia.

The workshop will be held at Syahida Inn, West Ciputat on July 10-11, 2017, while the 5th meeting of AIUA itself will be held at UIN Surabaya on July 12-13, 2017. The workshop is expected to be attended by 20 representatives of Islamic universities in Asia. The workshop is expected to be attended by 20 representatives of Islamic universities from all around Asia.

The secretary of UIN Jakarta Quality Assurance Institute (LPM) Dr Kusmana said that UIN Jakarta is ready to succeed the annual event of AIUA.

“Insha Allah we are ready to succeed the event, because this event (AIUA Council Workshop) will be a part of UIN Jakarta’s efforts in gaining the global recognition,” said Kusmana to UIN News Online after holding the preparation meeting for this event at RSU UIN Jakarta, Tuesday, (7/5).

Kusmana explained, the preparation for the workshop is now almost 100 percent. Preparations include welcoming delegates, accommodation, transportation, consumption, and administration. “We hope everything goes well,” he said.

The meeting in UIN Jakarta will last for two days, and will discuss Issues on various efforts to improve the quality and development of Islamic universities in a global context. A more technical issue is how to strengthen the Islamic institutions in Asia through various scoring schemes and it’s financing.

For information, The Asian Islamic Universities Association (AIUA) was founded in April 2015, during the 1st Roundtable Conference of Rectors of Islamic Higher Institutions of Malaysia at Riau Declaration. The purpose of this association is to assist member institutions to strengthen themselves through mutual cooperation and to achieve international distinction in education, research and public service; by using holistic Islamic approaches.

AIUA was founded by 16 universities from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. AIUA currently has 58 Islamic universities as its members, and Indonesia occupies the most number of members with 54 Islamic universities. (usa)