The programs are designed to produce experts in Islamic studies who are masters of classical Islamic texts and modern science. The classical approach focuses on examining the richness and diversity of Muslim traditions (thurath), while the modern scientific approach emphasizes empirical research on the social, political, and cultural expressions of Muslim societies.
Welcome to the Faculty of Islamic Studies at the Indonesian International Islamic University (UIII). As part of the newly-established international university aiming to position itself as one of the leading institutes for higher learning in the Muslim world, the Faculty of Islamic Studies has established a strong foundation since its inauguration in September 2021 by recruiting the best faculty members, developing excellent graduate degree programs, designing innovative research and curriculum, and organizing numerous academic and research activities.
In accordance with the university’s policy, the Faculty of Islamic Studies only offers graduate study programs: MA and PhD. These programs are designed to produce experts in Islamic studies, with a strong grounding in both classical Islamic texts and the scientific academic tradition. Students are encouraged to critically engage with the richness of classical Islamic texts and the diversity of approaches and theories in social sciences and humanities. Based on what they study in our faculty, we expect our graduates will be creative and critical thinkers as well as scholars who can creatively apply their interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary knowledge to deal with changing realities confronting contemporary global society. Our programs are designed to open professional development pathways and intended to serve as a platform for future scholars of Islam and Muslim societies.
- Organizing higher education in Islamic studies and Muslim societies with international standards that are excellent, inclusive, and innovative.
- Developing excellent research on the dynamics of Islam and Muslim societies that contribute to the development of science and contribute to finding solution to the national and global problems.
- Building international academic networks to support the faculty’s efforts to achieve international recognition.
Why Choose us
Islamic Studies at IIIU offers a unique approach to the study of Islam and Muslim societies. Students will be encouraged to critically engage with the richness of classical Islamic tradition and the diversity of approaches and theories in social sciences and humanities in the milieu of an open, plural, democratic and vibrant society of Indonesia.
Vision & Mission Milestone
In shaping the Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Islamic Studies, a wealth of guidance and recommendations flowed to the faculty from numerous associations, particularly from pertinent institutions. With an ambition to attain international recognition, the crafting of the faculty’s vision and mission demanded alignment with this global objective. Consequently, the inputs garnered during the discourse assumed greater significance, adding to the richness of the deliberations.
Highlighted here are select passages from the journey of formulating the Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Islamic Studies during the year 2021.
The meeting for formulating the vision and mission with Taufik Mulyadin, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Academic Development and Accreditation Specialist, Binus University, Jakarta), was held at Aloft Simatupang.
Discussion regarding the formulation of the vision and mission for the Master’s Program in Islamic Studies and the Faculty of Islamic Studies, in collaboration with interfaith leaders and Dr. (H.C.) K.H. Lukman Hakim Saifuddin (Minister of Religious Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia 2014–2019), took place in the Teleconference Room of Faculty Building A at UIII.
For more detailed information about our vision, you can download our prospectus by clicking here.