|UII Emphrasize an Integrated Curiculum With Islamic Values|
|Friday, 14 January 2011|
On Friday 7th January, Universitas Islam Indonesia re-entered into the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Institute of Islamic Thought. This was in recognition of the cooperation that has already been established between the two organizations. The signing was performed by UII Vice Rector Nandang Sutrisno, SH, LLM, M Hum, PhD, and the Director of the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Prof Omar Bakr.
Through this agreement, both parties agreed to conduct cooperation related to the effort to evaluate the curriculum that was recently launched in universities, particularly in the UII campus. In his speech, Nandang Sutrisno explained that UII has been attempting to implement the three stages of the curriculum. These are the compilation, comparison and integration of the teachings and Islamic values with regards to scientific technology. With the realization of these three phases, the expected result will be an ideal curriculum.
The signing ceremony featured guests from many parts of East Asia, including Prof Salahuddin Djalal Tandjung (Faculty of Biology, Universitas Gadjah Mada), along with the representative rector of Universitas Islam Negeri, Dr Munawar Halid, Trias Widyastuti (representative from Aisyiah PP), and several other invited guests. Also in attendance at the signing were UII Vice Rectors Dra Neni Meidawati, M, Si, Ak, and Ir Bachnas, M Sc, along with deans and representatives from other institutions related to UII. The signing took place in the main meeting room in the Rectorate Building, ‘GBPH Prabuningrat’, at UII.
The MoU signing ceremony was accompanied by a discussion entitled ‘Epistemology of Science and Curriculum Reform in the University’, lead by Prof Omar Bakr. In his presentation, he explained that the MoU represents a deep commitment by all parties to face the future challenges presented by Islam and science. ‘Religious teaching can be implemented, despite the rapid progress of science and technology. There should be discussions held with science experts and leaders of all religions to explore the problems with the current scholarly perspective’, said Bakr.