Assalamu’alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa Barakatuh

May peace and blessings be upon you.

First of all, I would like to extend the sincerest of greetings to the reeders of this publication. As Rector, it my great pleasure to intruduce Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang, one of the world’s reputable Islamic University.

Officially established in 1961, the University becomes a well-recognized, visionary Islamic university in Indonesia as it implements the integration perpective of sciences and religion (islam). The University sinergizes its courses with Islamic teaching to achieve the four missions : guiding the students to gain deep spirituality, noble morality, broad knowledge, and mature professionalism, providing excellent service toward the advancement of knowladge; developing science, technology, and art through scientific studies and research; and implementing the values of Islamic teachings and of Indonesian heritages in daily life.

The University is named after the leader of Wali Songo, Maulana Malik Ibrahim, the first scholar introducing and teaching Islam in Indonesia. It inspires the University to be the center of Islamic civilization, encouraging the students to be outstanding generation to stive for the revival of Islam as rahmatan lil ‘alamin. The Arbic term Malik (the ‘ruler’ or ‘leader’) and the name Ibrahim (the Ancestor of world’s major religions) are also symbols of the University’s ideal to be the center of excellence and the leading educational institution.

In response to dynamics of contemporary world, the University keeps innovating its academic activities, programs, and services. This booklet is, therefore, aims at familiarizing the University’s strong commitment in fostering the quality of teaching, research, and community services. It provides an overview of the University, including our philosophical bases, outstanding programs, faculties and courses, and supporting facilities.

Since this publication may also functions as an aid to build academic brotherhood and sisterhood, I am delighted to declare here that we open wide networking opportunities with overseas institutions. We proudly welcome any proposals of mutual cooperation for academic and professional advancement.

Finally, I hope that everyone will find this publication informative and inspiring. On behalf of our lecturers, staffs, and students, as well as our alumni and colleagues, I am delightful to welcome you to Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University, Malang.