Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Universität Leipzig to ISDEV - The ambience of the meeting at C05.
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) received a courtesy visit from one of the oldest universities in the world and the second-oldest university (by consecutive years of existence) in Germany,  Universität Leipzig on 7 October 2014. The cordial meeting was held at C05, ISDEV Meeting Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The five delegates of Universität Leipzig were led by Dr. Simon, accompanied by Dr. Josephine, Maryem and two Postgraduate students, Liza and Elizabeth.
Dr. Simon and Dr. Shahir Akram looking happy and cheerful during the meeting
ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh started the meeting with an ice breaking session to get to know each other and the area of specialisation. Prof. Syukri then gave a detailed overview of ISDEV which included the various academic courses offered, past and on-going research that ISDEV is embarked in as well as ISDEV plans for the future.
Universität Leipzig delegates (far from right) Dr. Josephine, Maryem, Liza and Elizabeth.
Besides broaden the collaboration between USM in generally, the purpose of the visit is to share knowledge and seeking potential research area in ISDEV that can be collaborate between these two institutions. Focusing in education and religious study, Leipzig delegates are very keen to know more about Islam and the research done at ISDEV. Based on the discussion, they were impressed with the various area of research in ISDEV and expressed their interest in the area of Islamic research methodology which they find it as an interesting field to explore more. They also used the opportunity wisely in this meeting by sharing some information and their experiences about their research area. It is eagerly hope that this visit mark the beginning of further cooperation in the near future between these two institutions. 
A group photo after the meeting with ISDEV Director, lecturers and Leipzig delegates
Also present at the meeting were Dr. Rabiatul Adawiyah and Dr. Noranida from School of Education, USM. Both of them were the person who introduced Leipzig delegates to ISDEV. ISDEV lecturers, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi, Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan, Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi, Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan, Dr. Azrin Ibrahim, as well as Nurul Farhana Che Hassan ( ISDEV Social Research Officer) and Azreen Hamiza Abd Aziz (ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme- ASTS) were also among those who attended the meeting.

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