There is absolutely no
other Islamic University in the world like the IIUM. It is the only Islamic university which uses English as its medium of
instruction and administration since its inception. It blends in a creative and harmonious fashion the modern and professional
disciplines with traditional values and moral virtues. Its female students population is more than the male and students come
from more than 90 countries. Right from its inception, 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 in its recruitment exercises, for it would employ
the most accomplished scholars for its academic departments and appoint committed professionals to run its administration.
Its state-of-the-art facilities—physical and otherwise—are the envy of other institutions. And its graduates are
among the most sought-after by employers looking for knowledgeable and skilful professionals who, in addition, are committed
to moral and ethical values.
IIUM is a dream come true for the whole Muslim world by unifying reason with revelation,
science with religion and ethics with professional courses. This is a place where great leaders of the future are being nurtured
and trained. Besides it excides the spirit of optimism and moderation. Its establishment in 1983 was the fulfilment of one
of the major aspirations of the contemporary global Muslim community to regain the Ummah's leadership in the quest for knowledge.
This yearning of the Ummah is a key element in IIUM's 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 Organisation 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. It is also affiliated with several Malaysian-based
businesses that provide opportunities for students to gain practical work experience.
Currently, IIUM is home to
15,000 students and 3,000 teaching and administrative staff members. Many of the students and members of the academic staff
are expatriate. The faculties (Arabic: Kulliyyahs) are as follows: Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of
Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Science, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Architecture and Enronmental Design, Faculty
of of Information and Communication Technology, Ahmad Ibrahim Faculty of Laws and Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge.
The university's physical facilities are
located at three sprawling campuses and Matriculation Centre. This is a far cry from its humble beginnings in 1983 when it
operated from temporary quarters with 153 students and a handful of lecturers and administrators.
Graduates from IIUM are admired for their
diligence and abilities not only in the organisations they work, but also in universities throughout the world where they
have gone for further studies. This is, without doubt, one of the results of IIUM's rigorous commitment to its mission, which
"To revive and revitalise the Islamic concepts and traditions of learning, which regard the quest for knowledge
as an act of worship and the spirit of science as emanating from the holy Quran. The university endeavours to introduce a
unified teaching and learning process along with the inculcation of moral and spiritual values through Integration, Islamisation,
Internationalisation and Comprehensive Excellence (IIICE)."
IIUM offers a wide range of academic programmes geared
towards both skill-building and scholastic attainments and designed in accordance with IIUM's philosophy, which is built upon
the belief that knowledge must be pursued and propagated in the spirit of tawhid, as an act of worship, in full recognition
that it is a trust which Allah has placed upon mankind.
Malaysian graduates of IIUM have performed admirably in both
the public and private sectors. This is no doubt due to their high academic achievements, language skills, and international
exposure. Since 1987 IIUM has been producing about 3,000 graduates annually. IIUM is truly unique if you're looking for the
right balance between worldly progress and moral wellbeing. It provides the real foundation for a wholesome, peaceful, multicultural,
multireligion and forward-looking humanistics civilisation.
For further information about my university, visit IIUM website