The International Islamic University, Islamabad, or IIUI, is a public research university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was established in 1980 and restructured in 1985, and remained a valuable source for HEC in Pakistan. The university is regularly listed among the most recognized universities and prestigious degree awarding institutions of Pakistan by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan. The university ranks joint second in the 2022 top university rankings of Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Pakistan It also constantly ranks among the best universities in the country for the general category by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan
The university has two campuses.
The old campus lies about the Faisal Masjid. The masjid was designed by Vedat Dalokay, a Turkish architect. It was donated to the university by King Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The Masjid is one of the largest in the world and is able to accommodate tens of thousands of people in its prayer hall, women’s gallery, and courtyard.
The new campus occupies Islamabad’s Sector H-10. The first phase of construction of the new campus was completed in 2013. Since then a campus area for women has been established. In 2006, the construction of the Central Library and the Lincoln Corner was completed.
The university consists of the following faculties:
Faculty of Arabic
The Faculty of Arabic teaches Arabic Language, literature, Linguistics, Translation, and Interpretation:
Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences
The Faculty of Basic and Applied Sciences (founded in 2003) teaches computer science and software engineering, physics and nanotechnology, mathematics and statistics, environmental sciences, biotechnology, and bioinformatics.
Faculty of Engineering and Technology
The Faculty of Engineering and Technology (founded in 2007) offers degrees in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering.
Iqra College of Technology
The Iqra College of Technology (ICT) is a constituent college of IIUI. It offers B.Tech (Hons) and Diploma of Associate Engineering (DAE) programs. It has faculty duly recognized by PEC.
Faculty of Languages and Literature
The faculty of languages and literature offers BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in English, Persian, and Urdu.
Faculty of Management Sciences
The faculty of management sciences was founded in 1995. In 1996, the Department of Business Administration offered a Master of Business Administration program. The Department of Technology Management was founded in 1998. It is the largest faculty of the university with around 3,700 registered students.
Faculty of Shariah and Law
The Faculty of Shariah and Law was first established in Quaid-i-Azam University in 1979. In 1980, it was incorporated into International Islamic University, Islamabad. Students enrolling in doctorate programs complete one year of compulsory coursework before commencing a thesis. More than 900 students have graduated from this faculty.
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers degrees in Anthropology, Education, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, History and Pakistan Studies, Islamic Art and Architecture, Mass Communications, and Sociology.
Faculty of Islamic Studies
A Faculty of Islamic Studies (Usuluddin) was founded in 1981. It offers degrees in the Tafseer and Quranic sciences, Hadith, comparative religion, Da’wah, Islamic culture, Aqeedah, and philosophy, and Seerah and Islamic history. The Da’wah Academy was founded in March 1985. The Shari’ah Institute of Training was founded in 1981 and became an academy in 1985.
Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages
The Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages teaches English, Chinese and Urdu languages preparatory courses for students seeking to enroll in foreign and national universities (for example, HEC scholarships) or seeking employment. It also offers an English proficiency program.
International Institute of Islamic Economics
The university’s International Institute of Islamic Economics was founded in 1983. It offers degrees in Islamic banking and finance, econometric and rural development. Within the faculty, the Division of Research and Training promotes research and offers training for staff of public and private financial and academic institutions.
Islamic Research Institute
Iqbal International Institute for Research and Dialogue
Institute of Professional Studies
The central library is situated on the new campus. There is also the Muhammad Hamidullah and the International Institute of Islamic Economics library. It contains rare books on Islamic law relating to economics and Islamic governance.
Islamic Research Institute library
The Islamic Research Institute library is a source of knowledge about Islam.
Engineering and technology library
The engineering and technology library contains 25,000 books. Fifteen periodicals are subscribed and ten newspapers are purchased. The library can seat fifty users. There are 550 research reports and theses.
Da’wah Academy library
DA’WAH ACADEMY LIBRARIES Da’wah Academy has five types of libraries to fulfill the information needs of its research scholars, academicians, course participants, and the general public. These are Da’wah Research Library, Dr. Mehmood Ahmed Ghazi Library, Da’wah Centre for Women Library, Dawah Children Library Faisal Masjid Campus Islamabad, and Regional Da’wah Centre (Sindh) Library, Karachi.
Shari’ah Academy Library
The Shariah Academy Library has a collection of 8,976 books and journals on the subjects of Qur’anic studies, Hadith studies, Prophet’s Biography, Islamic law, and Anglo-Saxon law. There are also a number of departmental libraries such as the Research Journals library, the Library of Islamic Studies, the Al-Dirassat Al-Islamyya, the Fikro Nazar, the Insights library, and the Mayar library. The university publishes the Journal of Business and Management Sciences (JBMS).
The university infrastructure includes seven academic buildings. The university’s student accommodation includes seven hostels for women and six for men.
The kind of life here is a combination of multicultural spirituality and pragmatism The student body at IIUI comes from a variety of countries. IIUI annually hosts a “cultural week” in which students set up stalls presenting the culture of their home countries. Students present aspects of culture like cuisine, literature, and wildlife. The event is sometimes attended by foreign diplomats in Pakistan.
- Islamic Studies
- Al-Dirassat Al-Islamyya
- Islamabad Law Review
- Fikr o Nazar
- Journal of Business and Management Sciences
The university has academic ties with:
- Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt
- Umm al-Qura University, Makkah, Saudi Arabia
- Islamic University of Medina, Medina, Saudi Arabia
- King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
- Ningxia University, China
- International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia
- International Islamic University Chittagong, Bangladesh
- Islami Jamiat talaba Pakistan
- Academic Staff Welfare Association
- Officer Welfare Association
- University Staff Welfare Association
- American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- National Academy of Young Scientists (NAYS), Pakistan (NAYS IIUI Chapter)
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