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By: Muhammad Nauman [January 19th, 2017]

Prof. Dr. MohammUntitledad Bashir Khan, Vice President (Academics), International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) visited Psychology Lab at new campus.

The VP IIUI witnessed various psychological tests and experiments at lab and appreciated its progress. He stressed that facilities and services be more updated and acknowledged the importance of psychology in modern era.

On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Bashir Khan was briefed about the lab by Mr. Shamsher Hayat Khan, Clinical Coordinator Department of psychology. The VP said that lab was no doubt a successful effort and hailed his services for the department of psychology.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 17th, 2017]

news2A four member delegation of academicians from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) visited International Islamic University, Islamabad on Tuesday.

The delegation was headed by former KSA Minister, Ali Bin Ibrahim Al-Namla who is a professor of Information and Library Sciences at Imam Muhammad Ibn e Saud University, Riyadh. He was accompanied by professors, head of departments and faculty members of various universities of the Kingdom which included Dr. Ali Bin Abdulah Al-Ataibi, Dr. Abdurrehman bin Jameel Qsas and Dr. Saleh Bin Abdullah Al-Ghamdi.

In the meeting, both sides agreed to have detailed sessions on needs of Muslim world and higher education.

The delegation was received by the Rector IIUI Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiwesh along with Vices Presidents, Deans, DG and Directors. They were given a detailed briefing about IIUI through a documentary, while various relevant officials shed light on the disciplines and aspects being covered by the university.

Lauding the IIUIhe4 role, Dr. Ali said that university has been achieving the goals with a meaningful pace and its atmosphere of contemporary education with a blend of Islamic teachings was a much needed step which he said all universities of Muslim world should follow.

He said the visit was to have an introduction about the university and cooperation will soon start bilaterally.

Dr. Masoom said on the occasion that IIUI’s collaboration with KSA educational institutions were found really positive and support of varsity’s Pro Chancellor Dr. Sulaiman Abdullah Aba Al-Khail was a great source of development of the university. He hailed KSA government for taking meaningful steps for improvement in educational standards.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh earlier welcomed the guests and apprised them about the role of university, its achievements and its future plans. He also told the delegation about university’s linkages to the various universities across the globe.

Later, the delegation also visited Sulaiman Bin Abdullah Aba Al-Khail – Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Basic Science (SA-CIRBS) at Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences, while it also visited Faisal Masjid.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 13th, 2017]

A 70-smiumember delegation of Sindh Madresatul Islam University (SMIU) senior faculty members and students headed by its Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, visited International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI), Faisal Masjid Campus.

President of IIUI Prof. Dr. Ahmad Yousif Ahmad Al-Draiweesh addressed the delegation and appreciated Dr. Muhammad Ali Shaikh, Vice Chancellor of SMIU for taking practical measures in terms of broadening exposure of the students under the National Leadership Program (NLP).

Professor Dr. Muhammad Munir, Vice President Academics, IIUI Mr. Khalid Mehmood Raja, Director General (AF&P), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Director Academics, Dr. Haroon ur Rasheed, Dean faculty of Usuluddin and others were present on the occasion.

Dr. Muhammad Ali Sheikh briefed about the SMIU and said that visiting students are selected under National Leadership Program to visit various educational institutions- government organizations. He added that SMIU is one of the oldest education institutions of south Asia.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that education is key to success for the Muslim Ummah. He added that improvements in higher education in Pakistan are notable. IIUI President also termed youth as precious asset and hoped that Muslim world will focus more keenly on its education. He also told about the role of IIUI in educational cooperation with institutions and its services to Muslim ummah through various conferences and outreach programs.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 12th, 2017]

International Islamic kenyanUniversity Islamabad (IIUI) will grant five (5) scholarships to Kenyan students.

This was told by IIUI Rector, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai on Thursday in a meeting with the First Consular, High Commission of Republic of Kenya, Mr. AbdiKadir Doyo Worio who called on him at varsity’s new campus. Dr. Masoom added that these scholarships would be provided to the Kenyan students in the discipline of Islamic Studies.

The Kenyan diplomat appreciated role of IIUI in promotion of education across the globe and said that alumni of IIUI in Kenya are on very respectable positions and proving their abilities in various vital departments. He showed keen interest in bilateral collaboration and termed the announcement of scholarships as a “great opportunity” for the students of his country.

Dr. Masoom assured that IIUI will continue working on its mission to cater education needs of talented youth.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 11th, 2017]

The Department of Mechanical Engineering (DME), Faculty of Engineering & Technology, (FET) with collaboration of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) arranged a CPD point workshop on “Applications of Primavera”.

Primavera is enterprise project portfolio management software. It includes project management, product management, collaboration and control capabilities and integrates with other enterprise software such as Oracle and SAP’s ERP systems.

The resource person of the workshop was Dr. Engr. Liaqat Ali Shah, Assistant Professor, Management Sciences Department, COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad.

Faculty members, MS-PhD scholars and participants from different industries attended this fruitful session in which Dr. Liaqat shared his valuable knowledge on the topic & engaged the participants fully in the workshop. During the  session , participants asked different questions from the guest speaker and discussed various technical aspects of Primavera. The main topics which were covered during the workshop were project management processes, &Primavera P6 IDE & Its Features etc.

In the end, a shield was presented to Dr. Engr. Liaqat Ali Shah by Chairman DME, Dr. Saeed Badshah.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 10th, 2017]

The threat of the unemployment can be overcome by biotechnology entrepreneurship as its students can be proved as successful entrepreneurs.15965267_1738477249803873_1714053250082912203_n

This was stated by Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai, Rector, IIUI while speaking on the ocassion of a Leadership and Biotechnology Entrepreneurship workshop hosted by Applied Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering lab (ABGE), Department of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

ABGE lab has been established with the grant of Rs 10.00 million from HEC which is also striving for the development of plant tissue culture entrepreneurship.

Workshop was attended by Faculty and students of the Department. Dr Masoom Yasinzai advised students to conduct research for solution of the societal problems. He also emphasized the faculty to focus on applied nature of projects keeping in view the cost benefit ratio for commercially viable products. He furthered that students should be guided and encouraged to produce products for their industrial applications.

Dr Bushra Uzair, Assistant Professor at the department, demonstrated how to produce Penicillin in the workshop. There was also a question answer session among the students and the Rector regarding steps involved in penicillin production.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 10th, 2017]

International Islamic University Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai and President IIUI Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh attended the Vice Chancellors meeting the other day at Islamabad.

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman, Higher Education Commission (HEC). During the meeting, matters pertaining to promotion of education and its challenges came under discussion. The participants also agreed that steps for the collaborations, exposure of students be taken.  The meeting was attended by vice-chancellors of more than 100 universities. Participants hailed the efforts of government of Pakistan for improvements in education sector. They also lauded Chairman HEC for his role in providing quality higher education to youth.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 10th, 2017]

Departme15895699_1877165002518146_5089074274679766523_ont of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology of International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) organized a workshop on antibiotics resistance awareness.

The workshop was conducted at Applied Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering lab. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI chaired the concluding ceremony where he hailed the efforts of the organizers and termed the activity as a constructive opportunity for the students.

 Resource persons including Dr Bushra Uzair, Assistant Professor of the department, Prof Dr Abdul Hameed, Director ORIC and other Scientists from Centre from Inter disciplinary research discussed various topics and had discussions with as many as 50 particpants.

Earlier, Chairperson of the department, Dr Asma Gul thanked IIUI administration for cooperation in the workshop. She also thanked Dr Bushra Uzair and Dr Nyla Jabeen for organizing this activity.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 6th, 2017]

TENT 1Issues pertaining to education must be voiced in the houses of parliament and a well devised strategy with practical application be devised to review and solve matters related to curriculum.

This was the crux of the views of the country’s top varsities heads, ministers and renewed political figures who gathered here at Faisal Masjid campus of the International Islamic University, Islamabad in a cultural evening and dinner.

The event was attended by Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, Minister of state for Religious Affairs, Amin ul Hasnat, Chairman Higher Education Commission Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Vice Chancellors of the universities of country including Dr. Shahid Siddiqi, VC AIOU, Dr. Qaiser Mushtaq, VC Islamia University Bahawalpur, Dr. Muhammad Ali, VC Government College University, Faisalabad, Professor Dr. Abdul Razzaq Sabir, VC University Of Turbat, Ejaz ul Haq, former Minister for Religious Affairs, Dr. Tahir Hijazi, renowned academician , well-known politician Ashraf Chaudhary, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai, Rector IIUI and Dr. Al-Draiweesh, IIUI President along with varsity’s Vice President, Directors and academicians.

TENT 2The participants called for centralized education system and said that challenges faced after the 18th amendment in the field of education be met on priority basis.

Sardar Muhammad Yousaf hailed IIUI for its role in promotion of education and said that world is recognizing its efforts in this regard as university has initiated collaborations with various educational institutions across the world. He urged for meaningful dialogue on education which he termed as necessary while suggesting that both politicians and educationists be brought on a platform for brain storming.

Dr, Mukhtar Ahmed said the education has power to change the deteriorated situation prevailing across the globe. He stressed that Muslim would have to revive their legacy of knowledge for curbing the challenges of hour . Talking about the role of HEC, he told that as many as 188 varsities in the country working under HEC, and the commission is committed to meet the criteria of best higher education. “Chaos of division and personal interests are the leading constraints and joint efforts for educated youth are required” said HEC Chairman.

TENT 3Ejaz ul Haq, in his views said that those who are responsible for devising curriculum, they must not forget Muslim heroes, and content regarding famous Muslim personalities should be included in the curriculum. Ch. Ashraf suggested that education must be brought under the federal government and mistakes made in the past should not be revised.

Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that IIUI is on its track to educate Muslim youth in the light of Islamic teachings and the university is keen to have positive dialogue on interfaith harmony. He added that precious suggestions were gleaned after constructive dialogue at IIUI regarding dissemination of peace and inter-faith harmony. He vowed that university will keep its efforts continued for finding solutions  to the challenges faced by Muslim societies.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh thanked all the VCs, minister and renowned personalities for joining the event and termed this get-together as a convention of universities while saying that it is an opportunity to discuss prevailing challenges in the field of education.

He said that IIUI is ready for cooperation and bilateral efforts for improvements in educational standards. He maintained that IIUI will be happy to share its expertise and experiences with the universities of country. He was of the view that this platform will help in establishing a roadmap for better educational system in the country.

Later, dinner was also hosted by IIUI leadership in the honour of participants.


By: Muhammad Nauman [January 6th, 2017]

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has launched a website for the alimni 1varsity Alumni which was inaugurated by the varsity President, Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at male campus.

The launching ceremony was attended by the varsity Deans, Directors, faculty members and Hafiz Muhammad Anwar, Incharge Alumni office.

The website is designed for a linkage between the university and its graduated students, while it will be operated by the Alumni office. The website will provide updates regarding opportunities, developments, collaborations and other mentionable material for the Alumni, while they will be able to be in touch and update about their positions being the varsity ambassadors.

It is pertinent to mention that around 38,000 students have acquired their degrees since inception of IIUIand the varsity has served as many as 73 countries in terms of providing education to youth.



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