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Published on: June 30th, 2020

President Dr. Arif Alvi chairing 14th meeting of the Board of Trustees of International Islamic University Islamabad, at Aiwan-e-Sadr, on June 30, 2020.

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of  International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) in its 14th meeting approved the appointment of Dr. Hathal bin Hamoud Al-Otaibi as new IIUI President.

The meeting was held on Tuesday at Aiwan e Sadr that was chaired by President of Pakistan, and IIUI Chancellor, Dr. Arif Alvi.

Professor Dr. Hathal has done PhD in work psychology and psychology of individual differences from University of Madrid, Spain. He has completed his Post-doctorate from USA. He is also a member of Saudi Arabian Association for Educational and Psychological Sciences. Dr. Hathal is also a member of Spanish Psychologists Association and also owns membership of International Conference for Training and Human Resource.

His practical experience includes Deanship of Institute Affairs Abroad at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Riyadh, while he has also served as Head of Psychology Department  in the same university. He had been Chairman of the Graduate Studies Committee in the Department of Psychology at Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University, Riyadh. He has also served as a full time Advisor in the Ministry of Higher Education, Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques program for External Scholarships. Dr. Hathal has had been Head of the quality Committee of Department of Psychology. Dr. Hathal remained training consultant in the human resource and member of the curricula and Curriculum Committee.

On the occasion, IIUI Rector, Professor Dr. Masoom Yasinzai presented the “Rector’s Report”. The participants showed satisfaction and appreciated university achievements.

The board members who joined the meeting  included numerous important officials of Pakistan and Muslim world including President of Pakistan,(recently appointed) Pro-Chancellor of IIUI, Professor Ahmad Salem Muhammad Al- Ameri ,  Chief Justice Federal Shariat Court of Pakistan, IIUI Rector Dr. Masooom Yasinzai, Secretary Finance, Secretary to President of Pakistan, Chairman HEC , Chairman Council of Islamic Ideology, Chairman CDA, Acting IIUI President Dr. AqdasNaveed Malik, Vice President IIUI, Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani, Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Director General ISESCO, Secretary General RabitaAlam Al Islami,  President, Islamic Development Bank, Shaikh of Al-Azhar, Cairo, Secretary General, Rabita al alam al-Islami, Rector  Umul Qura University, Makkah, Rector Al-Azhar University, President, Islamic University, Madinah and President Islamic University, Gaza.

It is pertinent to mention here that IIUI is the only university in Pakistan that has such a high level representation of officials hailing from Pakistan and Islamic world in its Board of Trustees. Due to global pandemic foreigner members of BoT participated in the meeting via video link.



Published on: June 28th, 2020

Professor Ahmad Salem Muhammad Al- Ameri has been appointed as Pro Chancellor of International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).

President Dr.Arif Alvi who is Chancellor of IIUI, appointed Professor Ahmad Salem Muhammad Al- Ameri, Rector of Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud University,Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as Pro- Chancellor of International Islamic University, Islamabad.

During his academic career, the newly appointed pro-chancellor had also served at King Saud University besides being adviser of various ministries of the Kingdom.

He holds a PhD degrees in public administration from State University of New York. He is also professor of organizational behavior and human resource.


Published on: June 23rd, 2020

International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) has launched an online support system that will address grievances, queries and support related issues with a tracking mechanism.

According to details, this system will assign a unique ticket number to each request so that it can be tracked with online responses. A valid IIUI email is required to submit a complaint.

Students will post their query to the relevant department directly. Additionally, a knowledge base has been developed containing general information. It will help the students to easily find the information they need.  In the future, support requests can be made through our new dedicated web portal at


Published on: June 18th, 2020

Prof Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani Thursday assumed his duties as Vice President (Admin, Finance and Planning) at International Islamic University Islamabad . He has been given acting charge of Vice President at IIUI.
Prof Jumani is among the very few who have experience of successfully launching online and distance learning programmes. Professor Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani had been working as Professor, Department of Education and Director Directorate of Distance Education, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan. He possesses diversified experience in administration, research and teaching. He has experience of administration as a head of educational institution under Ministry of Defence. He also has experience of working as Chairman of the Deptt, Director Institute of Professional Development, IIUI, Director, Directorate of Distance Education, IIUI and Dean, FSS, IIUI.
He has also privilege of working as Acting President of IIUI. He has worked in Federal Ministry of Education as Programme Coordination Officer and performed administrative responsibilities at national level. His areas of interest have been Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Distance Education and Research and Development. In addition to Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Education he holds Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.
He is Editor of International Journal of Distance Education and E-Learning and Chief Editor of International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning. He has received Best University Teacher Award from Higher Education Commission Pakistan for the year 2015. He is working on various National Projects in the field of education and Distance Education and on International Project of European Commission Erasmus+ Programme on Blended Learning for Teacher Educators in Asia and Europe.


Published on: June 11th, 2020

Prof. Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) Thursday called upon the academic fraternity to play role in maintaining educational standard during global pandemic.

He was addressing via video link to a meeting with Vice Presidents and Deans.
It was also attended by Acting Vice president Prof. Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Vice-President Academics Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice-President Female Campus, Dr. Farkhanda Zia, Deans, Director Academics, Director Examination and other relevant officials.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh said IIUI’s response to continue academic process amid pandemic was commendable. He stressed upon faculties to promote research that must be relevent to societal needs. Talking on the online admission process, he said attribute of quality must not be compromised.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik reiterated his resolve that university will keep working hard to adopt better druthers of learning in the wake recent circumstances.


Published on: June 9th, 2020

International Islamic University, Islamabad has been ranked among the top 250 Universities by Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings in the overall category comprising of ranking indicators including Teaching, Research, Citations, Industry Income, and International Outlook.

According to details, among all Pakistani universities that were considered for ranking by Times Higher Education, IIUI was ranked 3rd. In addition, IIUI secured 2nd position in terms of “International Outlook”. Under rankings criteria “Citations”, IIUI secured 3rd position among Pakistani universities.

The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings uses 13 performance indicators that are grouped into five areas: teaching (the learning environment); research (volume, income and reputation); citations (research influence); international outlook (staff, students and research); and industry income (knowledge transfer). The 2020 ranking includes 500 universities from 30 territories.

It is worth mentioning here that previously Times Higher Education has also ranked IIUI among best universities in the University Impact Rankings, World University Rankings and World University Rankings by Subject. It was for the first time that International Islamic University participated and ranked in the Asia University Rankings.



Published on: June 5th, 2020

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIU) has finalized admission policy and it will announce admission process from June 14.

Students, across the country, will be applying for admission online in 115 programs of 9 faculties of the university till July 31. This was decided in a meeting held here on Friday in the chairmanship of Rector IIUI Prof Dr Masoom Yasinzai and President IIU Dr Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh (via video link). It was also attended by Acting President IIUI Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Vice Presidents, Deans and other relevant officials.

The participants discussed admission policy in detail. Meanwhile, online teaching policy and open book based online examination were also discussed. The meeting was briefed by Dr. Jumani regarding training of the Head of Departments for preparation of open book based examination.

IIUI Rector said on the occasion that global outbreak of fatal virus had badly affected the education sector. He said it was necessary to shift towards alternative methods and mediums of teaching. He hailed efforts made by IIUI in the wake of outbreak and hoped that online policy and its training will be helpful to restore the academic process.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh said on the occasion that university has responded to the circumstances timely and preparation of a well-balanced online teaching and examination in very short time is an achievement.


Published on: May 30th, 2020

International Islamic University (IIU) will commence online classes from June 01, 2020.

As per details, online classes for left over spring 2020 semester would be based on synchronous and asynchronous mode so that students can benefit in offline mode also.

Talking on the online classes policy, Vice President Academics, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily said that online teaching policy is aimed to provide opportunity to students to complete their semester and avoid their loss of time.

He added that online teaching policy has been designed to facilitate students through synchronous and asynchronous mode so that they may benefit in offline mode also.

The examination through online open book mode shall be conducted formally and a committee shall oversee and ensure transparent conduct of examination in befitting manner.


Published on: May 28th, 2020

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has expressed grief over demise of Dr Huma Zafar.

Dr. Huma Zafar  did PhD from IIUI in psychology.

IIUI Rector and President said in a message that demise of Dr Huma has saddened the hearts. They also prayed for the deceased and families.

Dr. Muhammad Tahir Khalily, Vice-President Academics said that IIUI today lost an able and dedicated graduate and it is a great loss for the fraternity of the Doctors of psychology as well.


Published on: May 23rd, 2020

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has expressed grief over the incident of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft crash.

IIUI President Dr. Al-Draiweesh who is also President of Union of Afro-Asia Universities (UAAU) said the incident has saddened the hearts. He also prayed for the deceased and families.

Meanwhile, all the high ups of UAAU including Secretary-General Prof. Dr. Abdul Raouf Al-Badawi of the Republic of Sudan, Prof. Dr. Amal Fathallah Zarkashi, Director of the UAAU of Republic of Indonesia, Dr. Ashraf Abdul-Rafie Mohammed Al-Darfili, Director Executive of the UAAU, Prof. Dr. Hassan Abbas, Chairman of the Union Supreme Advisory Board have prayed for eternal peace of departed souls.