Bandung, September 26, 2019 – Islamic Economics and Finance, Faculty of Economics and Business Education (IEKI FPEB) UPI and the National Islamic Finance Committee (KNKS) agreed to increase cooperation in the Islamic Finance sector, especially in participating in the Indonesian Islamic Economic Master Plan aiming at Indonesia as World Center of Islamic Economics and Finance.
The agreement was summarized in the Studium Generale event held by IEKI FPEB UPI on September 26, 2019 at the Auditorium of FPEB UPI and themed in "The Role of the University: Directing Indonesia as the World Center of Islamic Economics and Finance. This event was opened and welcomed by Vice Chancellor on Research, Partnership, and Enterprise affair, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, MA, who conveyed message about how Islamic Finance could be applied in daily life and Indonesia could be a center on Islamic Economics and Finance, looking on how other countries have already put concern on Islamic Finance sector, even in Western Countries such as United Kingdom as an example.
Vice Chancellor on Research, Partnership, and Enterprise affair, Prof. Dr. H. Didi Sukyadi, M. A, representing Chancellor of UPI and Director of Islamic Finance Education and Research in KNKS, Sutan Emir Hidayat, SP., MBA., Ph.D. on behalf of Director of KNKS were signing the MoU. This MoU agreement was generated in terms of developing education, research and community service in the Islamic finance sector and in embracing future collaboration. This event is also attended by Prof. Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Education (FPEB)
Prof. Dr. Agus Rahayu, MP., Vice Dean Prof. Dr. Eeng Ahman, MS., Head of Study Program of Islamic Economics and Finance Dr. A. Jajang W Mahri, MSi., Lecturers, and around 300 students in FPEB UPI. Mr. Sutan Emir Hidayat, Director of Islamic Finance Education and Research in KNKS was giving a guest lecture on “The Role of University: Directing on Indonesia as the World Center of Islamic Economics and Finance”. The lecture focused on how Indonesia as Muslim Majority Country could be at the forefront in Islamic Economics and Finance and how the University as an Education Institution could play its role in participating in Indonesia's Islamic Economic Masterplan in preparing human resources in the sector. The lecture also highlighted that the University’s role is incorporated in the basic strategy of Islamic Economic and Finance Development in Indonesia as supporting ecosystem and in providing human resources and early increased education on literacy and awareness.
FPEB UPI as an Education Institution could help in boosting the human resource in the Islamic Economics and Finance Sector and UPI is the prominent Institution who still has focus on education as well. Up to present, Indonesia still has a high potential in becoming one of leaders in Islamic Finance sector, however data, language and internationalisation still remain as one of challenges to be concerned , Sutan Emir said.
Contributor: Rumaisah Azizah & Rida Rosida
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