Tuesday, November 11, 2014


USM Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dato' Dr. Omar Osman with ISDEV Director, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri and four of the eleven ISDEV doctoral graduates

11 RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate Research Mode) students of Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) received their Doctors of Philosophy degree (or PhD) at the 50th USM Convocation Ceremony on 5 November 2014. The numbers have actually exceeded the initial target set by ISDEV since its upgrade as a Research Centre of Excellence (CoE) on 17 April 2014.

Dr Shahir Akram al-Hafiz one of the eleven RISDEV students receiving his scroll from USM Chancellor DYMM Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail 

The students received their doctorates degrees in Islamic Development Management. Their scrolls were presented to them by USM Chancellor D.Y.M.M. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail.
Dr Wan Norhaniza (centre) with an ISDEV staff and sisters of MISDEV'13.

It is indeed a momentous and joyful occasion for these 11 RISDEV graduates. They have not only excelled in their studies but has enabled ISDEV to realise and even surpass the target set by ISDEV since its inception as a CoE. Truly an inspiring and astounding achievement that has definitely helped ISDEV raise its image as well as that of Islam as well.
Dr Radieah (centre) with her son and a few of MISDEV'13 students.

The doctorates recipients included the three newly appointed lecturers at ISDEV, Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi, Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan al-Hafiz and Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan. Other graduates were Dr Razali Othman who is now the Director of Islamic Centre (Universiti Putra Malaysia), Dr. Wan Anisah Endut and Dr Wan Mohd Khairul Firdaus Wan Khairuldin al-Hafiz (both of Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin), Dr Raziah Md Tahir and Dr. Mohamad Helmi Hidthiir (both of Universiti Utara Malaysia), Radieah Mohd Nor (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Dr. Farid Wajdi (Universitas Muhammadiyyah Sumatera Utara, Medan) and Dr Mulia Saputra (Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh)

Not wanting to miss the moment, ISDEV members taking a photo with
Dr Wan Norhaniza (second from right) and Dr Mohd Syakir (third from left).

Parents and family of ISDEV graduates as well as ISDEV members were at the convocation ceremony to celebrate and share their success.

Congratulations to all the 11 recipients for the conferment of the Philosophiae Doctor.

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