ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY OF MALASYIAPresentation Transcript
By: Nabiha Khan
About the University
Field of Interest
IIUM is a unique university either in Malaysia or on a broader plane of the world. Since its inception English is used both as its medium of instruction and the language of its administration. It blends harmoniously modern and professional disciplines with traditional values and moral virtues. Its students originate from more than 90 countries representing nearly all regions of the world. IIUM has spared no effort to ensure that it provides the best tertiary education possible in all branches of knowledge. It scours the entire world to recruit accomplished scholars for its academic faculties. Its administrative divisions are manned by committed and dedicated professionals. Through generous support from the Malaysian Government, its facilities are kept up-to-date to the changing demands of the core business of the university such as teaching and learning as well as research and consultancy. Because of their holistic qualities through emphasis on commitment to ethics and moral values, graduates of IIUM have in-built added values that employers are looking in knowledgeable and skilful professionals. Through its unique educational model of integration and Islamization of knowledge, IIUM unifies reason with revelation, science with religion and ethics with professional courses. Undoubtedly this is one place where great leaders of the future are being trained and nurtured to hone their potentials. It tempers the spirit of optimism with moderation. Its establishment in 1983 was a fulfillment of one of the major aspirations of the contemporary global Muslim community to regain the leadership of the Ummah in the quest for knowledge as encapsulated in its vision statement: "To be an international centre of educational excellence which integrates Islamic revealed knowledge and values in all disciplines and which aspires to the restoration of the Ummah's leading role in all branches of knowledge." IIUM operates under the direction of a Board of Governors with representatives from the eight sponsoring governments and the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC). It maintains links with governments and institutions all over the world, such as the League of Islamic Universities, the International Association of Universities and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Through smart industrial linkages it develops opportunities for students to gain practical work experience that would be very useful in their future careers development.
The Kuala Lumpur Campus, covering 700 acres, is nestled in a valley in the rustic district of Gombak, a suburb of the capital city. Its elegant Islamic-style buildings are surrounded by green-forested limestone hills, and this is one reason why the district attracts avid photographers from among both local citizens and tourists. One visit to the campus is enough to convince anyone that IIUM is indeed a Garden of Knowledge and Virtue.
This campus houses all the facilities that a modern community is worthy of. To give just a partial list, there is a mosque that can accommodate thousands, two state-of-the-art sports complexes with Olympic-size swimming pools, a fully equipped library, a 24-hour medical clinic, a well-staffed child-minding centre, banks, post offices, restaurants, bookshops and grocery stores. A fiber-optic backbone runs through the entire campus, facilitating instant communication from one far-flung corner to another.
Accessibility to Kuala Lumpur is made easy not only by efficient bus and taxi services, but also the close proximity to the campus of a light rail station.
About 250 kilometers of Kuala Lumpur is the Kuantan Campus,1,000 acres of a virtual garden nestled within a valley surrounded by thick forest. This is where the Medical-Science, Pharmacy, Allied Health Sciences, Nursing and Dentistry faculties are located. Kuantan is the capital city of Pahang, the greenest state in peninsular Malaysia and geographically the largest.
It is one of the main communities on the Malaysian East Coast, famous for its clean white beaches and a favorite destination of both local and foreign tourists. This campus is as well-equipped as the Kuala Lumpur campus.
The physical facilities feature architectural themes that are generally similar to those of the Kuala Lumpur campus, but there are distinguishing motifs that imbue the Kuantan campus with a character that makes it distinctive and yet remain unseparated from the IIUM order.
International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur Tel: (+603) 6196 4000 Fax: (+603) 6196 4053
Director Institute of Education (INSTED), International Islamic University Malaysia, P.O. Box 10, 50728 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
+6 03 - 6196 5331 / 5333 / 5335
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Bachelor of Economics and Management
Bachelor of Dental Science
"Inspired by the worldview of Tawhid and the Islamic philosophy of the unity of knowledge as well as its concept of holistic education, the University aims at becoming a leading international centre of educational excellence which seeks to restore the dynamic and progressive role of the Muslim Ummah in all branches of knowledge for the benefit of all mankind.