Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri
ISESCO Director General & FUIW Secretary General
Higher education plays an important role in addressing comprehensive sustainable development issues, facing the challenges lying ahead, and coming up with suitable solutions. It is also substantial to the advancement of society, meeting its spiritual and material needs, promoting its cultural, civilizational and human values, and boosting individual knowledge and creative abilities.
Being cognizant of the paramount importance higher education has in the development process, and the necessity for boosting the scientific abilities of our universities to better meet the Islamic countries’ need for suitably qualified human resources, the FUIW aims to help the Member Universities meet the challenges facing the Muslim Ummah at all levels. It also seeks to entrench science and technology in the Islamic countries, build science-based societies and boost the Member Universities’ competences in the fields of scientific research, knowledge integration, curricula development and quality culture dissemination.
This website provides information on the universities of the Islamic world by shedding light on their activities, abilities and aspirations. You can also, dear visitor, use this website to know more about the Federation, its organs, regulations, membership conditions, the projects that were drawn by the General Secretariat and adopted by the General Conference and the Executive Council, as well as the action plans, strategies, programmes, activities and publications.
Welcoming you once again and wishing you a useful tour of our website, we hope that you will visit us again in the future.
Prof. Dr. Suliman Aba-Al Khail
President of the Seventh Session of the General Conference the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW)
On the occasion of my appointment as Chairman of the Executive Council of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW), I would like to thank the Rectors of the universities members of the FUIW for the trust they placed in me to carry out the duties of this position. I ask Allah Almighty for help and guidance to deliver on this responsibility, serve the Member Universities, and give the FUIW its much deserved status. Mine is a pursuit to boost and expand cooperation among the Member Universities, toward further scientific development and greater global competitive edge.
I would also like to seize this opportunity to express my thanks and gratitude to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for approving my appointment, in support of the FUIW.
The Islamic world has many distinguished academics and highly competitive universities. I am confident the FUIW is well placed to best enhance cooperation between the Member Universities, promote exchange of expertise, bring efforts to bear in developing higher education and scientific research in the Islamic universities, and most benefit from latest advancements.
I am glad to welcome you to the FUIW website, and I hope that visitors and researchers will find in it useful information on the Federation, its activities and programmes, and the Member Universities.
I also welcome any good idea or constructive criticism you believe would help us accomplish the mission and goals of the FUIW and its Executive Council.
Allah we ask for help and success in elevating our universities.
Islamic Body for Quality and Accreditation:
A project that sets a general framework for measuring the performance of Member Universities, developing plans to boost their performance, research and teaching capacities and expanding their role in the community.
Establishment of the Center for University Education and Scientific Research Ethics
Aims to anchor university and research conventions, assert the message of Islamic ethics in higher education and scientific research, combat cybercrimes and protect intellectual property.
Establishment of a network of developing academic cooperation and the labor market
Links higher education and scientific research institutions with those of the labor market
Establishment of the Network of Strategic Planning Experts in Member Universities
Seeks to provide knowledge support to the key higher education bodies in the Islamic world and strengthen links among Member Universities.
Project of Integrated Programme for Strengthening Exchange and Cooperation among Member Universities
Aims to facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications and certificates
Establishment of Leagues of Parallel Faculties
Promote cooperation among faculties, develop their programmes and standardize the general framework for their study plans.
Project of the Islamic Virtual University
Provides distance higher and continuous education in the Islamic world
The FUIW Prize for University Research Papers
Promoting Islamic university research to serve the religious, cultural and civilizational issues of the Muslim Ummah
Strategic Planning in Member Universities
International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
Guide to Quality and Accreditation for the Universities of the Islamic World
Aims to implement the measurement tool of the quality of the universities of the Islamic world.
ISESCO and the Federation launched the Programme of Academic Chairs in many Member Universities to advance Higher Education and Scientific Research in the Islamic world.
Annual Forum on Quality and Accreditation for the Universities of the Islamic World
The Federation follows up the implementation of this activity with the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM)
Universities’ Duty as Part of Promoting Middle Stance and Tolerance and Countering the Extremism Phenomenon
Obstacles to Creation and Ways to Promote it in the Universities of the Islamic World
Scientific Research and Localization of Technology in the Islamic World
Cooperation with parallel institutions
Our awesome clients are Awesome!
It is worth mentioning that the Federation’s efforts focused on developing bilateral cooperation in organizing conferences, symposia, forums, meetings and workshops in order to improve the performance of the Member Universities, dialogue among followers of religions, cultural interaction among peoples and alliance of civilizations, share information, and conduct, translate and publish studies, research and projects in fields of common interest.
Testimonies on the work of the Federation
“The Council is taking great strides in the development of the Federation and the search for areas that support and develop the Federation”
“The distinguished projects of the thirteenth session of the Executive Council have risen to the highest levels of awareness of the challenges and changes witnessed by university education in the Islamic world”
“The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World is in continuous progress and in a steady expansion, which is becoming increasingly important and high among universities”