Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Today, and also tomorrow, I am fully engaged with the Second ISDEV Research University Team (RUT) Worskhop. A total of 20 RUT team members and ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) Fellows presenting a total of 23 papers, researched during the first 6 months of their RUT research projects.

The research, entitled Islamic-based Development and led by me, contains 5 projects, viz. the Politics of Islamic Development Strategies, the Construction of the Mould and Index of Islamic-based Development, Ethics and Monitoring System in Human Management, the Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks, and the Application of Waqf Istibdal in Development.

The Acting Dean of the Social Transformation Research Platform Professor Osman Mohamad opens the Workshop, witnessed by a total of more than 50 participants, including research team members from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Universitas Medan Area, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara and participant from Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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