Seven Countries are Involved in International Short Course Activities, The Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business UIN Sunan Kalijaga

To enhance the competitiveness of the global world, Faculty of Islamic Economics andBusiness (FEBI) UIN Sunan Kalijaga held international academic development activities.Thursday 7-13 October 2019, FEBI held International Short Course that brought the theme“Understanding Islamic Social and Microfinance-its Relevance and Contribution to EconomicDevelopment”. This Forum involved participants from seven different countries. Rector of UINSunan Kalijaga. Prof. Drs. KH. Yudian Wahyudi, MA., Ph.D. officially opened this event.

Prof. Yudian Wahyudi in his speech said that all worship is commanded by Allah such assalat, zakat, and so on besides having a spiritual dimension, but also lead to economic dimensionas well. Consequently, the Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business has a big responsibility toimplement devotion to Allah by developing Islamic Economies to the international level. This forumis very important to be carried out to the Faculty of Islamic Economic and Business isincreasingly known internationally.

UIN Sunan Kalijaga committed to becoming The world-class university by enhancingorganizational performance. This is implemented by organizing an international event for aninternational publication. Prof. Yudian Wahyudi emphasized that UIN Sunan Kalijaga has thepotential to become an international standard campus with foreign language skills. Prof. YudianWahyudi emphasized that UIN Sunan Kalijaga has the potential to become an internationalstandard campus with foreign language skills.

Meanwhile, Dean of Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business Dr. H. SyafiqMahmadah Hanafi, M. Ag., in his report said that purpose by make the theme of this event is givingunderstanding about microfinance, to bridge entrepreneurs and small businesses to getaccess to capital from various other banking services to develop their businesses.

Through this forum, everyone would collaborate, talk and think together. Discussingvarious socio-economic skills in Islamic economics perspective. This forum would alsostrengthen the fraternity and networking between universities in global connections. Dean ofFaculty of Islamic Economics and Business hopes, through 7 days of intensive training, theparticipants would get to know, understand, and gain experience in sharia social and microfinance practices in sharia banking in Indonesia, which can be used among the participants.

The International Short Course activity was attended by 10 foreign students fromMalaysia, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Syria, China, and South Korea, and 26 participants fromvarious universities in Indonesia, consisting of Muhammadiyah University of Malang, IAINJember, IAIN Salatiga, IAIN Batu Cage, UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, IAIN Imam Bonjol,IAIN Surakarta, IAIN Palopo, IAIN Palopo, UIN Raden Fatah Palembang, YogyakartaMuhammadiyah University, UIN Sultan Maulana Hasanudin Banten, Airlangga University,IAIN Pekalongan and UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta.

Meanwhile, the training materials that would be received by the participants consist of Maqhasid Syria for Social and Microfinanceby Dr. Aly Aabdel Moneim (Direktur MIIndonesia-ITH),Islamic Social Finance and Economy of Indonesiaby Dr. Dadang Muljawan(Bank Indonesia),Waqf for Public Services: Indonesia’S Experiencesby Dr. Fahruroji, Lc.,MA., ( Badan Wakaf Indonesia),Waqf Era 4.0by Prof. Dr. Raditya Sukmana, SE., MA.(Universitas Airlangga),BMT and Islamic Microfinanceby Mursida Rambe (BMTBeringharjo),Waqf Insuranceb Tuhirman (CEO Generali),Islamic Microfinance andNasional Economy by. M. Nurzaman (Deputy Direktur Komite Nasional KeuanganSyari’ah), Zakat in The Era of Industrial Revolution 4.0 by. Irfan Syauqi Beik(Baznas),Islamic Microfinance and Waqf in the Global Context by soc.Prof. Dr. MohamedAsmy (International Islamic University Malaysia),BMT and Islamic Microfinanceby Abdussalam SE., M.E. (BMT UGT Sidogiri),BMT Beringharjo Core Operational SystembyDra. Hj. Mursida Rambe dan Ahmad Sadjid Laeli (BMT Beringharjo).

All of the participants of the International Short Coursewould also follow international seminarby theme Strengthening Developing Countries Readiness Toward Islamic Finance and BankingSustainability. this seminar would present keynote speaker Archandra Tahar and also Moh.Azmy (IIUM), Prof. Hajime Kimizama (Kushiro University), Dr. Dadang Muljawan (BankIndonesia) as a seminar speaker. All of the participants would follow a trip to Seven Sky, Alkid Jogja, and BMT Bringharjo. The activity was closed with an outbound agenda to Cemoro Sewu beach.

Faculty of Islamic Economics and Business UIN Sunan Kalijaga as the initiator of the International Short Course activity would like to express its highest thanks to all partners whohave collaborated in the success of this activity. This activity is also an effort to improvecooperative relations with various institutions in Indonesia, such asGenerali, Bank SyariahMandiri, BMT Bringharjo, PT. OSO Sekuritas, Badan Wakaf Indonesia dan Komite NasionalKeuangan Syariah. (Weni/Doni) -Translated: Aulia (internship)