FUIW Executive Council’s 22nd session kicks off at ISESCO headquarters, Rabat

The 22nd Session of the Executive Council of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) kicked off today morning, at the headquarters of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), in the presence of the Council members, and the Directors, Heads of Specialized Centers and experts at the General Directorate of ISESCO.

During the opening session, addresses were given by Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, ISESCO Director General, the FUIW Secretary General; and Khalid Samadi, Moroccan Secretary of State to the Minister of National Education, Vocational Training, Higher Education and Scientific Research, Responsible for Higher Education and Scientific Research.

At the close of the opening session, a documentary was presented on the occasion of 31st anniversary of the FUIW.

During 25 and 26 December 2018, the Council will examine two reports of the Federation Secretary General on the General Secretariat’s activities between the 21st and 22nd Sessions and on the Financial Situation for the years 2016-2017, as well as the Draft Action Plan and Budget for 2019-2021.

The Council will also examine a set of reports on the following academic projects: “the Islamic Virtual University”, “the Performance Measurement Mechanism for the Universities of the Islamic World and its Implementation Roadmap”, “Launch of the Web-portal of the Network of Strategic Planning Experts in Member Universities”, “Draft Statutes of the Leagues of Parallel Faculties”, “the Center for Higher Education and Scientific Research Ethics” and “TAFAHUM Programme for the Exchange of Students, Researchers and Teachers”.

Moreover, the Council will approve the members of the Board of Administration of “the Center for Higher Education and Scientific Research Ethics”, based in Naif Arab University for Security Sciences (NAUSS), in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and adopt the draft amendment to the Center’s Statutes. Besides, the Council will examine two projects on the establishment of “the Chair for Knowledge Economy” in the Gulf University in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and “the International Institute for Women and Justice” at the International Islamic University Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The Council will also consider the FUIW membership applications submitted by universities and higher institutes in the Islamic world.

Established in 1987, in Rabat, the ISESCO-affiliated FUIW is so far made of 322 universities and higher institutes.

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