|UII Building a Civilization through Transformation of Islamic Values|
|Monday, 18 June 2012|
Entering 69th anniversary, UII has been working seriously in transforming Islamic values to build a glorious civilization in the future. This mission is going to be realized by integrating Islamic values into organizational ethos and cultural at UII.
This statement was confirmed by UII Rector, Prof. Dr. Edy Suandi Hamid, M.Ec when delivered his opening remark at the peak celebration of 69th UII Dies Natalis on Monday (6/18) at Kahar Muzakir Auditorium UII. The theme of 69th UII Dies Natalis was "Transformation of Islamic Values, Innovation and Perfection for Building a Civilization".
Rector stressed out that UII commits to establish Islamic civilization with universal values and prophetic vision. On the Consequences of UII mission nurturing scholars with good ethical conduct, having excellences in Islam and knowledge, UII is aspiring to become nationally and internationally recognized university.
Consequences of their mandates to create beings who believe and knowledgeable in the era of globalization, according to Prof. Edy UII necessitates a college that not only play in the national or local level, but also at international level. "For this reason, UII has been establishing massive collaboration to realize the long term plan towards a world class university (WCU) with other institution including private and government institutions, both local and from overseas.” Rector uttered
Prof. Edy added that UII’s commitment to uphold Islamic values in global civilization is embodied in national and international recognitions; take for examples, UII becomes one of executive member of the International Universities Search Rescue Council and achieves top-ranked predicate at QS World University Ranking (QS-Stars), Webometrics, International Colleges and University (4icu) and Green Metric World University Ranking.
According to the Webometrics Rangking release on January 2012, UII ranks 41st for South-East Asia level and 1381 for world level. Also, UII ranks 13th for Indonesia level. Besides, according to released version of 4ICU Worlds University Rankings, UII was awarded as the best private university in Yogyakarta (Kopertis V) as well as the 2nd best private university in Indonesia. Based on Green Metric World University Ranking, UII ranks 83rd for world level and 6th for Indonesia level.
Rector said further that UII has also been working together with non-educational institutions such as CORDAID and NCHR. Recently, UII has established collaboration with Pertamina in organizing ‘Pertamina Goes to Campus’ workshop and seminar.
Building a Fair Economy and National Welfare
The peak celebration of 69th UII anniversary was also followed by scientific speech by Dr. Nur Feriyanto, M.Si, lecturer at Faculty of Economics UII. He scrutinizes Indonesia’s real economy that remained strong but still vulnerable. "If the economic indicators that seem to support national economy are not fixed soon, it will just be a mere jargon". He highlighted
According to Nur Feriyanto, in measuring the success of national development, one of the important economic indicator is Human Development Index (HDI). "HDI can reflect welfare level of a nation compared to other nations by measuring life expectancy, education and incomes.” He explained.
In conjunction with 69th UII Dies Natalis celebration, UII delivered several awards for UII’s lecturers and staff. Mahrus Ali, SH, MH , a lecturer at Faculty of Law, was named as best lecturer who actively produce scientific works. Besides, Eko Sukanto, ST was named as the best staff at UII.