Wednesday, March 14, 2018


ISDEV with the cooperation of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), recently co-organised the 12th International Graduate Workshop 2017 (INGRAW 2017). The 12th INGRAW was successfully held from 12th-13th December 2017 at the University's Conference Hall (DPU), Universiti Sains Malaysia with more than 100 participants attending. The two days conference was held with the focussed aim to provide the platform for research students at the Master or PhD levels to present and share their researches to fellow participants.

Among the presenters present their papers in two-days concurrent sessions
Chaired by Dr Murni Yusoff, the new appointed ISDEV lecturer, INGRAW 2017 was organised with two Keynote Addresses delivered at INGRAW 2017. The first Keynote Address was delivered by ISDEV Director, Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari on “Assessment on Viva Report” who had also officiated the opening of the International Workshop. The second keynote was delivered by Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan on "Scholar's Ethics and Integrity".

The keynote speakers sharing their knowledge and experiences 
A total of 80 papers were presented throughout the one and half-day workshop divided into three segments of five concurrent sessions each ranging from topics on Development actor, waqf, Islamic development, Islamic asset management, Islamic economy, management of Islamic institution, Islamic worldview, Islamic political economy, Islamic leadership and Islamic human development management. Each presenter's working paper was evaluated by a panel Resource Persons who are experts in their field based on the subject matter of the research. All papers had undergone strict review by the 15 resource persons appointed for INGRAW 2017. The resource persons consisted of ISDEV lecturers and ISDEV Research Fellows from within USM as well as outside of USM. The presenters gained to benefit from the various feedback, input, comments and ideas given by those Resource Persons on how best they could improve the quality of their research and written thesis, wherever felt needed.

Among the moments captured during INGRAW with presenters, lecturers, and committee members
The curtain has now closed for INGRAW 2017. However, ISDEV is upbeat that the continuation of the 13th series of INGRAW 2018 which is scheduled to be held in August next year will see more presenters and participants congregating and networking for the benefit of Islam, Insya Allah.

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