Jakarta, UIN News Online – Prof Dr Hj Amany Lubis was elected as the new Rector UIN Jakarta for the period of 2019-2023. She was appointed directly by Religious Affairs Minister of Indonesia Lukman Hakim Saifuddin at Operation Room of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Office, Central Jakarta on Monday, (01/07/2019).

In addition to Amany, there are two other Rectors who were also appointed by the Minister. They are Dr. H. Sumanta, M.Ag as Rector of IAIN Syek Nur Jati Cirebon and Dr. Inayatillah, S.Ag, M.Ag as Rector of STAIN Tengku Dirundeng Meulaboh.

Lukman Hakim in his remarks hopes the newly appointed PTKIN leaders will be able to maintain a balance between the intellectual dynamics and Islamic character. “No matter how free we develop our intellectuality, no matter how free we explore the science, I want all of them to rely on morals,” said Lukman.

Additionally, Lukman also hopes that PTKIN can become the leading and world-class campuseswhile encouraging the religious moderation. Therefore, all PTKIN academic community must be able to respond to various social issues of Islamic society.

Religious moderation, he continue, religious moderation is needed because the society is currently dealing with the development of conservative religious attitudes and understandings. At the same time, liberal religious attitudes and understandings also developed. Both are deprived of the reality of religious and Indonesian life.

And lastly, the minister also asked the new rectors to continue and further develop the institutional quality and governance in their respective institutions. “Your leadership is expected to provide appropriate direction to all entities within the institution that you lead,” said Minister.

For information, Amany is one of the Rector candidates who were submitted to the UIN Jakarta rector selection team. Besides Amany, there are also other candidates including Prof. Amsal Bakhtiar, Prof. Andi M. Faisal Bakti, Prof. Jamhari, Prof. Masri Mansoer, Prof. Sukron Kamil, Prof. Zulkifli, Prof. Abdul Mujib, and Prof. Didin Saepudin.Prof. Amsal Bakhtiar, Prof. Andi M. Faisal Bakti, Prof. Jamhari, Prof. Masri Mansoer, Prof. Sukron Kamil, Prof. Zulkifli, Prof. Abdul Mujib, and Prof. Didin Saepudin. (usa)

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