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HEC places IIUI in W category, varsity scores highest since inception of QEC
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 24th, 2017]

The International Islamic University Islamabad is placed in W category by Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) of Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad.

According to a letter from HEC, the Internal Quality of the University was assessed through a score card system in which the University attained 87.67% marks and was placed in W category. It is pertinent to mention that it is the highest score so for obtained by the International Islamic University since the establishment of Quality Enhancement Cell (QEC) in the University.

The HEC has appreciated the efforts of Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al Draiweesh, President IIU and the performance of QEC of the University.

The IIUI Rector and President both thanked the HEC for continuous support to the Degree Awarding Institutions to improve quality of Education at both graduate and undergraduate levels.  Meanwhile, varsity President, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said that cooperation of HEC is commendable, while university is not only focusing on Islamic specializations but also on scientific disciplines with an emphasis to produce youth having Islamic knowledge and contemporary education. He furthered that present grading by the HEC will help IIUI to achieve its goals of internationalization and ideal education at its campuses with double pace.

 

IIUI’S SOHAIL BRINGS FAME TO VARSITY, WINS BEST DOCUMENTARY AWARD IN LUMS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 24th, 2017]

Sohail Asghar, a young documentary filmmaker of the Department of Media and Communication Studies of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) brought fame to the university by clinching Best Documentary Award in “LUMS International Film festival 2017” for his documentary titled “Punishment for the crime not committed” which was based on the subject “Swara or Wanni”.

“The documentary focuses on heinous issue Wani through which women are punished for the crimes their relatives have committed, it takes you through as case study of a women, who fell prey to Swara when she was just 11 year old” told Sohail, while talking to the IIUI Public Relations Officer.

“This festival  is one of the largest film festivals in South Asia and the largest in Pakistan which gathers amateur and professional filmmakers from all over the world to express their creativity through film” he added.

The student, at the Media and Communication Studies, was awarded a shield by Dr. Zafar Iqbal, Chairman of the department in recognition of his services. He hailed his talent and said that Sohail has set an example for rest of the bright students of the department that hard work and passion can lead one to the destination of success.

Sohail has also won Best Documentary Award from “International film and entrainment festival Australia 2016 “.

 

 

UNCW DELEGATION VISITS IIUI
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 24th, 2017]

Delegates from the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), USA had a four-day visit at International Islamic University Islamabad.

According to details sent by Department of English, Executive Director of Iqbal Institute for Research and Dialogue, Dr Husnul Amin and Acting Dean Department of English Dr Ayaz Afsar along with the faculty members from the Faculty of Languages and Literature and International Relations welcomed the guests.

UNCW delegation included Dr Caroline Clements, Dr Diana Ashe and Dr Florentina Andreescu. The delegates, according to the scheduled participated in interactive activities and various sessions at male and female campuses.

Dr Carrie Claments shared her thought-provoking studies on“Conflict Management” with faculty members at the Department of English. They had the opportunity to meet Christian community members followed by a visit to Said Pur Village and a dinner at Des Purdes. The delegation visited UNCW guests visited Taxila Museum and some archeological sites. Having attended an exclusive meeting on the upcoming conference the delegates left Islamabad for Wilmington, North Carolina.

 

IIUI: DAWAH ACADEMY’S MOOT ON DR. MAHMOOD AHMAD GHAZI’S CONTRIBUTION
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 23rd, 2017]

A two-day international moot on “reconstruction of thought education, society & civilization from an Islamic Perspective: Appraisal of Dr. Mahmood Ahmad Ghazi’s contribution”  was organized by Dawah Academy of International Islamic University (IIUI) commenced here at Faisal Masjid campus of the university.

As many as 53 research papers were presented by the national and international scholars in various sessions of the conference.

Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Federal Minister for Religious Affairs was the chief guest of the inaugural ceremony, while it was also attended by President IIUI, Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Al-Draiweesh, renowned scholar and younger brother of Dr Ghazi, Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghazali, Director Dawah Academy, Head  Muslim World League, Dr. Abduh Utain, Dr. Sohail Hassan, participant scholars and varsity’s relevant officials.

Dr. Muhammad Al-Ghazali, while reminiscing Dr. Ghazi and his way of life shared his personality attributes and highlighted his prudence, way of research and his teaching traits.

In his speech, Sardar M. Yousaf paid tributes to Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi and said that his services as former religious minister and member Pakistan Ideology Council were commendable. He added that his initiatives such as establishment of Madrasa board, and Model Deeni Madrsa were symbols of his valuable vision. He lauded the university for arranging a constructive event and hoped the scholars would be able to have meaningful recommendations through which guidance from the research and works of Dr. Ghazi  would be made possible.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh , in his speech said that Dr. Ghazi dedicated more than three decades of his life to the university and IIUI would keep striving to utilize his services, teachings and vision for its development. He also hailed the Dawah Academy  for arranging the conference.

Earlier, Dr. Sohail Hassan apprised the participants about objectives of the conference and told that scholars would also discuss more than hundred research papers, 25 Urdu books, 7 English and Arabic works of Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi.

Meanwhile, Sardar Muhammad Yousaf and Dr. Ahmed Yousaf Al-Draiweesh inaugurated Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi Library of Dawah Academy. It is pertinent to mention that Dawah Academy’s public library is named to Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi in recognition of his services.

Concluding ceremony of the conference was presided over by renowned scientist Dr. Abdul Qadir Khan as a chief guest. He said in his speech that Pakistanis have enormous love for the homeland in their hearts. He said that country will soon be out of tough circumstances. He added that Quran and life of the Prophet (PBUH) are the best sources to have solution of our worries. He stressed that works and research of thinkers and prudent personalities such as Dr Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi must be utilized to put youth on the pathway to success. He also shared his memories he had with Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi and hailed his services for IIUI, education and Islam.

 

IIUI PRESIDENT CALLS ON NEWLY APPOINTED KSA CULTURAL ATTACHÉ
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 22nd, 2017]

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) called on Prof. Dr. Ali Mohammad B. Hawsawi, newly appointed cultural attaché of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) at his office and felicitated him upon assuming his duties at the embassy.

During the meeting, cooperation between IIUI and KSA universities came under discussion. Both sides also agreed upon further ventures of mutual cooperation specially exchange of delegations of students.

The IIUI President hailed cooperation of KSA embassy with IIUI and hoped that Dr. Hawsawi will be a source of further strengthening Pak-Saudi relations.  He also apprised him about IIUI goals, objectives and linkages with Saudi universities.

 

ONE DAY SIMULTANEOUS CHESS COMPETITION AT IIUI
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 22nd, 2017]

The International Islamic University’s Student Advisor office organized a one day Chess Competition at IIU-Sport Office.

The main objectives were talent hunt of chess players in IIUI, to improve the skills, capacity and thinking of IIUI-Chess players.

More than sixty students were present on the occasion. The chief guest at the occasion was Mr. Amin Malik who is General Secretary of Pakistan Chess federation and President of Pakistan Chess Academy. He along with his team of coaches played simultaneously with IIU-Chess players and helpedour students to learn from their mistake/weak areas and improve their tactics and strategy in the game of Chess.

Mr. Amin Malik stressed that IIUI-Chess players are a talent which needs to be polished. He also promised to train IIU-Chess players at his academy and would continue to support IIU-Chess related events/competitions in future.

The event was also attended by student advisor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Arshad Zia. The IIU-Chess in charge, Mr. Masood Ur Rehman Khattak, Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Relations along with sports in charge Mr. Khalid and Assistant director student advisor office Mr. Ausaf Chaudhary organized this event and managed to bring key figure of chess in Pakistan at IIUI.

The participants were also awarded Certificates of the participation at the end.

 

PRESIDENT URGES FOR DISSEMINATION OF ISLAM’S TRUE PERSPECTIVE
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 21st, 2017]

President of Pakistan and Chancellor, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday said extremist mindset and terrorism had left painful imprints on humanity. He called upon scholars, teachers and students to play role in highlighting the true perspective of Islam

Addressing at International Islamic University’s women campus here, the President said Islam ensures welfare of humanity and those misinterpreting its glorious teachings and fanning hatred, were a disgrace to humanity.

The President stressed that educational institutions should play due role in nurturing youth in light of Islamic teachings. He also emphasized on devising the educational curriculum to effectively cater to the needs of changing world and added that government was working on introducing a new curriculum.

The Chancellor hailed IIUI and said that the university was providing quality education integrated with teachings of Islam to its students. He furthered that it was appreciable that IIUI was providing a suitable learning milieu to 15 thousand female students. President Mamnoon also expressed satisfaction that International Islamic University was the first of its kind in Islamic world which had the objective of preparing intellectuals who could not only safeguard the intellectual basis of Islam, but lead the Islamic world.

The President mentioned that media was unnecessarily promoting the practice of ostentatious display of wealth and luxury in society.

He urged upon the Muslim scholars to guide the media representatives in promoting correct perspective. He said the role of teachers and students was significant in highlighting the true perspective of Islam. He stressed upon the Muslim scholars to foster positive impression about Islam as a religion of peace.

The President said Muslim Ummah and Pakistan was facing difficult times at present and the negative projection of events by media was creating problems.

He asked the female students to achieve as much higher education, however urged upon them to never compromise on their self-respect and their identity as a Pakistani woman.

He especially said to the foreign female students that they were lucky for having an opportunity to study at a remarkable educational institution and they would be known as IIUI and Pakistan’s ambassadors once they complete degrees and turn to native countries.

Earlier, in his welcome address, IIUI Rector. Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai hailed interest and cooperation of President Pakistan for IIUI and said that due to special directives of the Chancellor the university has earned a 2.5 billion grant. “University is all set to commence utilization of the grant at its female campus and prime focus would be on expansion of the female campus and up gradation of labs” Said Dr. Masoom Yasinzai. He furthered that IIUI was providing an ideal milieu of education to 15 thousand female students and IIUI leadership is committed to provide maximum resources to the female campus.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said in his speech that cooperation from Pakistan Government to IIUI was commendable and university was heading towards the right direction as per aspirations. He told that IIUI is providing education of subjects which is integrated with teachings of Islam. The IIUI President added that university focuses on dissemination of Islam’s message of peace and urges its students to build their personalities in the light of Islamic teachings/

 

IIUI RECTOR DIRECTS TO BEEF UP SECURITY AT VARSITY
By: Muhammad Nauman [February 18th, 2017]

A meeting to review overall security situation at the IIUI campuses amid prevailing circumstances of terrorism in the country was held here at new campus of the university under the chairmanship of Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector of the university.

The IIUI Rector remarked that the recent wave of terrorism in the country warrants immediate measures to devise a comprehensive policy regarding security measures at IIUI campuses, while Dua was also offered for those who lost their lives in the recent incidents of Lahore and Sehwan.

Dr. Masoom emphasized that an elaborate policy be, accordingly, chalked out which should, inter alia, cover the status of security in Female campus, male campus, admin block and Faisal Masjid campus, and directed that beef-up security measures be taken to avoid any untoward situation.

Earlier, Chief Security Officer briefed the chair and the participants in a presentation regarding security measures, plans and initiatives taken to beef up the security. The meeting was also attended by Vice Presidents , Director General AF&P and other relevant officials.

 

IIUI ELECTS AS EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEMBER OF FUIW
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [February 16th, 2017]

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has been elected as member of Executive Council of Federation of Universities of Islamic World (FUIW). This was announced during the 7th General Conference of Federation of Universities of Islamic World which was held under the patronage of King of Moroco Mohammed VI, at the headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Rabat, Kingdom of Moroco.

IIUI has achieved this honor to build the efforts to raise the level of scientific research in all areas of higher education and developed in response to the needs of Islamic societies. IIUI has also encouraged the teachings of Quran, Islamic culture and particularly promoting the values ​​of understanding, coexistence and peace to the World.

On this occasion, Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh thanked to all the respective members of council for extending their cooperation and trust on IIUI. Dr. Al-Draiweesh briefed them that IIUI give special attention for the promotion of peaceful coexistence; intersect harmony, inter-cultural dialogue to bring the unity and understanding among the students of varied backgrounds.

He further told that university regularly conducts out-reach programs for this cause across the country and abroad which has created positive impacts. President IIUI explained that the university has taken measures to protect the young minds to be victimized of intellectual, ideological and moral deviations.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh particularly thanked to Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Director General and FUIW Secretary General, Dr Suliman bin Abdulah Aba Al-Khail, Chairman of Executive Council and Rector of Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University and other respected members.

The council members also admired the role, contributions and cooperation of IIUI under the leadership of Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh to upgrade the standard of International Islamic University and constant efforts for its development.

 

 

IIUI, UNISSA INK MOU, AGREE TO EXTEND COOPERATION
By: Hafiz Atiq ur Rehman [February 16th, 2017]

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University Brunei Darussalam inked memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate with each other and to extend their expertise to other in respective emerging fields.

The signing ceremony was held at Brunei Embassy in Rabat Moroco, during the 7th General Conference of Federation of Universities of Islamic World at headquarter of headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) Rabat, Kingdom of Moroco. On behalf of IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President of the university, while Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal Rector of UNISSA signed the MoU.

In pursuance of MoU both the universities would jointly explore new avenues particularly in the areas of science, research and training. The MoU would pave the way to cooperate in sharing knowledge and scientific cooperation between the two parties. The parties to this Memorandum of Understanding agreed to promote and exchanges their expertise particularly in the areas of science, literature, research and projects.

They would also launch program development and mutual cooperation in training schemes of higher education and digital media content through conferences, seminars, lectures and workshops. The body of MoU further tells that both the institutes would initiate students, teachers’ exchange programs and launching of scholarships programs every year particularly in field of science and technology.

On the occasion, Dr. Al-Draweesh appreciated the efforts of both sides to sign a memorandum of understanding and extended cooperation between them. He also thanked to the team of diplomatic mission for cooperation and support to achieve this milestone.

 

 

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