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Dr. Salim Al Malik
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, programs, 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.



ISESCO and the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW) launched the Program of University Chairs in various Member Universities of the Federation, pursuant to the FUIW/ISESCO action plans which provide for the establishment of specialized chairs to advance higher education and scientific research, as part of improving the quality of higher education to meet scientific standards and academic regulations.

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FUIW Projects

Quality and accreditation

A project that sets a general framework for measuring the performance of member universities

Parallel Colleges linking

Encouraging links between colleges, developing their programs, and unifying their study plans

Workshops and trainings

This project aims to exchange experiences, disseminate knowledge and share the latest innovative learning strategies and techniques

Conferences and meetings

Organizing a series of conference by academics from various fields and disciplines from within and outside member universities

Exchange and cooperation

It aims to facilitate mutual recognition of qualifications and certifications between member universities

Education and labour market

Promoting the interaction between institutions of higher education, researchers and actors in the labour market


The FUIW Prize aims to enhance and promote the level of scientific research in all fields, and exchange research findings, take interest in applied research to serve the religious, cultural and civilizational issues of the Muslim Ummah, and link research topics with comprehensive development.

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The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World