Monday, July 18, 2011


In the news: Announcing the programmes of ISDEV lecturers at one of the universities in Medan, Indonesia

Five ISDEV lecturers have been appointed by three universities in Medan as their Visiting Professor and Visiting Fellows, beginning 24 July 2011.

ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh has been appointed as a Visiting Professor at Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Universitas Medan Area (UMA) and Universitas Pembinaan Masyarakat Indonesia (UPMI), for a duration of between 6 to 12 months. Currently, he is also in his second term of his appointment as a Visiting Professor at Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (UMSU).

Apart from him, ISDEV Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and ISDEV Management Committee Member Dr Zahri Hamat have also been appointed as Visiting Fellows by Universitas Pembinaan Masyarakat Indonesia (UPMI) while ISDEV Management Committee Members Dr Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar and Dr Zakaria Bahari have been appointed as Visiting Fellows by Universitas Medan Area (UMA).

In fulfilling the appointments, all of them will have their first trip to Medan during 24 until 29 July 2011. During the trip, Professor Syukri will talk on Heart-to-Heart Method in Teaching-Learning Process at UPMI and UMSU, on Islamic Rural Development Strategy at USU, and Opportunities and Challenges of Islamic-Based Development at UMA.

Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad will deliver a lecture at UPMI on Heart Management in the Heart-to-Heart Learning-Teaching Method and Dr Zahri Hamat on Personal Experience in Realizing Heart-to-Heart Learning-Teaching Method. Both of them also will be involved in a discussion at UMSU on the Opportunities for Research Partnership.

Dr Mohammad Zaini Abu Bakar, who is currently already at UMA, will deal with conflict management while Dr Zakaria Bahari will be delivering a lecture on Islamic finance at UMA.

In between these programmes, there will also be collective and personal supervisions for all ISDEV graduate students in Medan, as well as a PhD proposal presentation by Al-Umry, entitled Wakaf Pokok Kelapa di Kabupaten Asahan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia: Suatu Kajian Hukum dan Mekanisme Operasi (Tree Waqf in Kabupaten Asahan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia: A Study on Laws and Operational Mechanaisms).

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