Since its establishment on May 18, 1970, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has not only fulfilled the vision of its founding fathers to accord Bahasa Melayu as the language of learning and scholarship but has also successfully produced intellectuals and scholars who are among the nation’s pride.
Starting out with only three faculties, it has since grown into 13 faculties, 13 research institutes of excellence and two commercial entities, UKM Holdings Sdn. Bhd. and UKM Technology Sdn. Bhd. It has thus grown not just in size, but also stature, becoming a research institute in various fields of study including operating various research centres.
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Established over 3 decades ago, Amity today, is home to over 175,000 brilliant students across Pre-nursery to Ph.D. levels pursuing more than 400 Programmes in 60 diverse disciplines. Today the Group comprises of 10 Universities; 28 schools and 16 international campuses across London, Dubai, Singapore, New York, San Francisco, Abu Dhabi, Mauritius, Sharjah, South Africa, Amsterdam, Tashkent, and Nairobi, besides India. Amity University, the flagship institution of Amity Education Group, has been ranked among the top 3% universities globally by QS and THE (the world’s leading university ranking organisations). Amity has also set a new standard of academic excellence in India by becoming Asia’s only university to be awarded US Regional Accreditation by WASC Senior College and University Commission, USA – considered the Gold Standard of Accreditations globally. Amity’s global recognitions are a reflection of its diverse initiatives and its commitment to innovation and research. The Amity faculty, comprising award-winning scientists and top researchers have in the last four years filed over 1,300 patents - the highest number of patents filed by any individual Indian University or institute. The faculty has also developed over 3,300 case studies in the last few years, bought across 110 countries by over 2,600 elite institutions like Harvard, Yale, Columbia, AT Kearney, and KPMG. Amity has also awarded over 2000 Fellowships to brilliant researchers who have the capability to carry out path-breaking research in thrust areas. To further enhance the holistic development of students, Amity lays great emphasis on industry interactions. In fact, Amity has facilitated students’ interaction with over 50 global gurus and Nobel laureates besides 1,500 corporate leaders.
Amity’s overall focus on employability and industry centric experiential learning for students has led to over 36,000 campus placements in the last years. Today the Amity alumni community is over 120,000 strong who are pursuing careers in top organizations or have been selected for further studies by leading global universities.
Islamic University of Maldives, formerly known as the College of Islamic Studies (Kulliyah Al- Dhirasaathil Islamiyah) became a full-fledged higher education institution on 21st February 2004 (1st Muharram 1425). This change in status was initiated with the intention to widen the scope of Islamic education provided to Maldivian students who were desperately seeking Islamic education within the country without having to travel abroad.
With the change in status, College of Islamic Studies adopted an approach to teaching which focused mainly on integration of research and innovation. The purpose was to promote higher level of thinking informed by research to ensure provision of holistic understanding of Islam considered from varying perspectives and contexts.
With the new developments, College of Islamic Studies continued to offer several academic programs with special focus on diploma and degrees in areas such as Quranic Studies, Arabic language, Islamic Studies and Sharia and Law until it was upgraded to the first ever Islamic University of Maldives (IUM) by a presidential decree in 2015 to realize one of the highest priorities of the current government; to promote and to protect the Islamic faith in the Maldives.
IUM is grounded on a dynamic and a prospective vision and a willful and determined mission to fulfill academic training and research along with dissemination of Islamic knowledge with its applicability in the context of the modern and fast changing world.
To ensure the vision and mission of IUM is achieved, and to deliver quality education, the University has been engaged in a diligent process of reform since its inception in July 2015. This includes strengthening the management of faculties, employing new staff to ensure smooth administration, and functioning of the University and review and revision of existing courses. Currently, IUM has five kulliyyahs, and four centres including newly established Centre for Research and Publication and Centre for Postgraduate Studies.
Further broaden its horizons by June 2016, IUM introduced one PhD and six masters programmes which are all new programmes in the Maldives. Currently IUM has 2 PhD programmes and 11 masters programmes.
IUM will continue to work fervently towards building a reputation for itself, both nationally and internationally with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research in Quranic and Islamic Studies, Sharia and Law, Education and many other areas.
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