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Published on: October 17th, 2019

International Islamic University (IIU) and Cumhuriyet University of Turkey have joined hands on Thursday by signing an MoU of bilateral cooperation here at new campus.

Both universities will take steps for exchange of faculty and students program and joint ventures for promoting academic excellence will be perused.

Vice Rector of the Cumhuriyet University Prof. Dr. Unal Kilic and President of the International Islamic University Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif A. Al-Draiweesh signed the agreement of mutual cooperation.

Both universities will be keen to work together for improving the academic excellence and arranging seminars, conferences and dialogues to solve the contemporary issues being faced by Muslim societies. It was also vowed on the occasion that IIUI’s 9 faculties will be in touch with the 18 faculties of Cumhuriyet University for exchange of experiences.

The ceremony was also joined by Head of International Relations Office, Cumhuriyet University Prof. Dr. Ali Aksu, IIUI Vice Presidents Dr. Muhammad Munir and Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik, Director Administration Khalid Mehmood Raja and other relevant officers of the university.

Both delegates of the Turkish university also called on Prof Dr. Masoom Yasinzai at his office. Issues of mutual interest and mutual cooperation were discussed during the meeting.

Dr. Masoom apprised the delegation about IIUI’ achievements, vision and future objectives. He said that it was commendable news that both IIUI and Cumhuriyet would be working for the exchange of experiences through bilateral cooperation. He called for a systematic, well researched roadmap for the higher education with a linkage of all the universities of Islamic world.

Cumhuriyet university Vice Rector told on the occasion that his university was having 18 faculties and more than 60 thousand students had been studying at campus who  were keen to explore Pakistani universities. IIUI Rector also told about a large number of Turkish Alumni of IIUI.

The Turkish delegation also met Vice Presidents and higher officials of the university where both sides introduced the universities in detail and discussed technicalities and future endeavors.

The delegation also visited centre for Advanced Electronics & Photovoltaic Engineering (CAEPE), Salman Aba Akhail Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and central library of the university.


Published on: October 16th, 2019

Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh , President International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has been awarded a peace award by Council of Peace and Harmony in recognition of his untiring efforts for peace and tranquility in the academics, research spheres and international forums.

The award was conferred by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi, while Minister for Religious Affairs Pir Noor ul Haq Qadri and chairman Majlis e Ulma e Pakistan, Maulana Syed Abdul Al-Khabir Azad were also present on the occasion.

President, International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) is one of the most outstanding scholars of Islamic studies, administrator and academician who is known across the world for his services in the fields of education, Islamic jurisprudence, narrations to curb the terrorism, peaceful co-existence and promotion of tolerance.

In recognition of his services, Government of Pakistan has conferred upon him Tamgha i Imtiaz , while Al-Madinah Munawarah award 2015 and many other awards have been dedicated to him for his services and efforts.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh has been serving as IIUI President since 2012, while he is also Vice President of 6th International conference for union of universities of Islamic world. Earlier, he has worked as Deputy Rector of Imam Muhammad Ibn saud Islamic university, Riyadh. Dr. Al-Draiweesh has narrated more than 70 books and research papers and many of them have been translated into English and Urdu.

Dr. Al-Draiweesh, being IIUI President has linked IIUI to the Muslim world with a vision of promotion of peaceful co-existence and a quality education of the youth integrated with teachings of Islam blended with moderation. University, under his leadership has also signed more than 140 MoUs with various national and international organizations and universities.

The event was also addressed by President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi who said interfaith harmony has become the need of all nations. The world has shrunken to a bigger society. The role of interfaith harmony is of great importance for strong relations of the world nations.


Published on: October 16th, 2019

Rapid development of biotechnology genetic engineering has changed the recent research trends said Prof. Dr. Muhammad Masoom Yasinzai, Rector International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) addressing inaugural ceremony of “1st International Conference on Recent Updates in Biotechnology ICRUB-2019” organized by Department of Biotechnology, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan at M.W. Zaki Auditorium, Allama Iqbal Open University Islamabad.

Dr. Masoom was the Chief Guest of the ceremony. Speaking to the conference participants Dr. Masoom urged to work on revolutionary aspects as recent technology trends have changed the scientific research patterns in all fields of life. Dr. Masoom urged academia to contribute effectively as Biotechnology is not only genetic engineering but it is also a fascinating field and rapidly expanding and changing the ways of future. He briefed in details the participants on Leishmaniasis and Nanobiotechnology: Recent Innovations and Preliminary Approaches.

Addressing to the conference participants Prof. Dr. Khurshid Khan, Vice Chancellor Agriculture University Peshawar said that such International Conferences will benefit directly the Civil Society and will provide a strong platform for the next generations.

Inaugural ceremony was also attended by Prof. Dr. Bakht Jahan, Dean, Life Sciences, Dr. Sultan Ayaz, Prof. Dr. Humayoun, Prof. Dr. Rehm Sher, Dr. Ayaz, Associate Professor, Dr. Nazif ullah Khattak, Dr. Amjad, Dr. Mubarik Ali, Dr. Zia Ul Islam were also present on the occasion.

The three days conference will be held from October 16, 2019 to October 18, 2019 with an objective of recent advancements in the field of biotechnology.

The chief organizer of the conference Associate Professor Dr. Nazifullah Khattak, said on the occasion that during the tree days international conference 213 research papers from 58 countries, both domestic and foreign, including Iran, Brazil, India and the United States would be presented.


Published on: October 15th, 2019

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President International Islamic University (IIUI) has said that Kashmiris are the true lovers of independence and there is no example of their commitment and love for land.

 This he said during a meeting with Matloob Inqlabi former member legislative assembly AJK and Vice President Pakistan Peoples Party AJK. Dr. Ahmed prayed for the end of miseries and a peaceful solution of Kashmir issue. He said people of Kashmir are an omen of struggle and there is no example of their commitment and love for the land. He emphasized on peaceful settlement of the conflict in accordance with the relevant international resolutions. Dr. Al-Draiweesh said that love and devotion of Pakistanis for the Kashmir cause is appreciable. IIUI President agreed on the proposal given by Matloob Inqlabi that Vice Chancellors’ grand meeting and conference should be held in Kashmir to discuss the role of academia in solution to Kashmir issues.

Matloob Inqlabi lauded IIUI and its services for Muslim world, adding that IIUI’s collaborations with AJK varsities can help in broadening the exposure of the students of AJK. He added it will also help in bringing Kashmir issue on world forums through an academic struggle via conferences, seminars and international dialogues.

A university crest and publications were also presented to Maqtloob Inqlabi by IIUI President.


Published on: October 14th, 2019

A meeting of the first International Islamic University (IIU) Advisory and Steering Committee of ORIC and Business Incubation Centre (ASCOB) was held here at new campus on Monday.

The meeting discussed innovations, utilization of the BIC centers  and human resource. The committee recommended that there must be a financial manager present in the higher bodies of the university. The participants opined that gap between industry and academia must be diminished through practical steps.

While discussing the commercialization of projects, they agreed that analysis of the market and industry must be made before launch of incubation at universities. The committee also stressed upon interaction between practical market gurus/ mentors with the graduates.

Mr. Ali Jafri and other members from Islamabad Chamber of commerce attended the meeting , while it was also attended by the internal and external members which include 17 experts of academia, sciences, technology administration  and innovation.

IIUI Rector Dr. Masoom Yasinzai said that entrepreneurial attitude of the faculty can lead students to doing wonders. He emphasized that Pakistani academia and industry must look for substitutes of the imports as it will lead to best commercialization and cheap solution to the problems with an added effect of improved economy.

IIUI President  Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh  called for collaboration between chamber of commerce and industry, while he also said that  linkage between academia and industry will made a top priority to have constructive results.  The President also highlighted role of patents and importance of BIC in future.

The committee also discussed various ideas of the innovation which included  inclusion of IIUI in digitil science parks, active participation  of IIUI faculty in the chambers’ exposure visits and programs.

Earlier, Director ORIC Dr. Abdul Hameed and Director BIC Dr. Ahsan Mirza gave presentations about the both ORIC and BIC, while it was also joined by Dr. Ahmed Shuja Syed, advisor tp Rector and President IIUI and other relevant officials.

The committee has been formed as per recommendations of BoG and it will serve for 3 years and will meet 4 times in a year to bring suggestion and recommendations to the Board of Governors of university.


Published on: October 14th, 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Basic & Applied Sciences, FBAS, International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) organized a seminar titled “From Research to patents: Impact on innovation and knowledge transfer” at Fatimah block auditorium Female campus. The main objective of this seminar was to enlighten the students that why research should care about patents, the steps in drafting a patent and how to obtain a patent.

Dr Khurram S Joya, an active Researcher, Scientist, Mentor, Innovator was the honorable speaker of this seminar. He discussed about Molecular and Functional Nanoscale Materials, Photo-Electrocatalysis, Electrochemical Sensors, Biomass Conversion and Dye-Solar Cells. He also motivated the students by saying that increase your problems in order to find a solution. Dr. Joya holds multiple faculty positions at Chemistry Department, UET-Lahore and at Chemistry Department, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Sobia Tabasum, Chairperson Department of Biological Sciences also addressed the students on the occasion. The seminar was also attended by faculty members of the department, Dr. Bushra Uzair, Dr. Nyla Jabeen, Dr. Naveeda Riaz and Ms Sadaf Anwar. At the end university crest was presented to guest speaker and certificates of participation were awarded among participants.


Published on: October 14th, 2019

The higher Education Review team called on International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh at his office at old campus.

The team was headed by Dr. Anwar ul Hassan Gilani. Issues pertaining to mutual interests and matters of further improving the university performance came under discussion.

IIUI President briefed the team about IIUI profile, its ongoing activities and efforts to come out of financial crunch being faced by education. IIUI President briefed about IIUI’s collaborations for exchange of delegations, faculty management programs, while he also elaborated in detail regarding his meetings with various philanthropists who have been titled as friends of university. Dr. Al-Draiweesh also told about solution providing attitude and services of the university and discussed important enadavours of IIUI including Paigham e Pakistan.

The HEC Review Panel comprising of 02 Teams conducted IPE and Post Graduate Program Review of the International Islamic University, Islamabad for a complete week starting from October 07-11, 2019.

The meeting was also attended by Dr. Muhammad Munir , Vice President academics and Dr. Tahir Rizvi, Director QEC.


Published on: October 14th, 2019

A four-day regional course on Islam and International Humanitarian Law (IHL) organized by the Shariah Academy of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI), concluded here in Islamabad.

Academy organized this course in collaboration with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) which was attended by the Islamic scholars hailing from Bangladesh, Afghanistan and all the provinces of Pakistan representing various universities.

The course contents included protection of cultural property, command responsibility: Islam & IHL perspectives, acts prohibited in war (IHL perspective), acts prohibited in war (Islamic law perspective), enforcement mechanism of IHL, relevance of Siyar & contemporary Muslim ummah and Islamic law of Siyar and curriculum of madaris and universities.

Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI was the chief guest on the occasion who highlighted the services of IIUI in human rights awareness and reminisced previous programs held with ICRC. He also discussed war crimes and said university has initiated a human rights course in the university. He added that IIUI is keen to collaborate with all the relevant institutions.

He said that Islam has given special place to humanitarian laws. He said Islam is a complete religion which has discussed all the prerogatives of humans in detail.

Dr. Muhammad Mushtaq, DG, Shariah Academy apprised about the details of the course contents and objectives of the course. He hoped the activity will further broaden the exposure of participants after detailed discussion on International and Islamic humanitarian laws. Course coordinators of the course Asghar Shehzad and Zia ullah rehmani also joined the the concluding ceremony.


Published on: October 11th, 2019

International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) and Embassy of United States in Pakistan have vowed to enhance bilateral cooperation through a jointly built Lincoln Corner (LC) and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Friday.

A ceremony in this regard was held at President office, Faisal Masjid campus of the university, where Dr. Ahmed Yousif Al-Draiweesh, President IIUI signed the document on behalf of IIUI, while Lisa K. Heller, Minister Counselor for Public Affairs signed it on the behalf of US embassy.

Established in 2006, Lincoln’s Corner at IIUI is a partnership between the International Islamic University and the American Embassy.   It is a resource center and event space for providing a platform for open dialogue between Pakistanis and Americans to promote mutual understanding and strengthen people-to-people ties.

According to MoU, both sides will cooperate at LC for cultural events, educational exchange programs and alumni activities.  LC is focused on library and information resources and also it organizes programs focusing on English language learning, college exam resources, U.S. exchange alumni, cultural programs, and information about the United States.

“Lincoln Corner Islamabad demonstrates the continued partnership between Pakistan and the United States and our shared commitment to fostering open dialogue through educational opportunities, said U.S Minister Counselor. She also endorsed the suggestion of IIUI President that steps for exchange of delegations will be taken to boost mutual cooperation.

“This is an important opportunity for learning and collaboration between the students of International Islamic University and students at American universities,” President Al-Draiweesh said. “We look forward to seeing the fruits of this continuing collaboration”, he added. IIUI President also thanked the Embassy for continuous cooperation.


Published on: October 11th, 2019

The Department of Urdu, Faculty of Languages & Literature, Female Campus International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) has organized a lecture titled “Islamic History and Civilization of Sub-Continent” at New Campus of the university.

Renowned intellectual and historian,  Zeenat Ziad addressed the students of literature and shared her thoughts regarding topic. She highlighted the important aspects on Muslim Culture and Civilization.  It is pertinent to mention here that her book titled “The Magnificent Mughals” has also been published.

The lecture was also attended by Heads of the Department of Urdu male and female, Dr. Aziz Ibn Alhasan and Dr. Najeeba Arif.