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Creating a better world through excellent graduate education and research on Islam and society in the Muslim world

Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII) or Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU) is a newly established graduate institution that provides seven schools and offers various academic programs focusing on the study of Islam and the Muslim world. The university also has various research centers with specific expertise to respond to strategic issues and challenges related to Muslim society worldwide.

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Historical Background

Today, Indonesia is the largest democratic country in Southeast Asia, as well as the largest democratic Muslim country in the world. With its sustained democratic practices since 1998, Indonesia has become an example of the compatibility between Islam and democracy. Indonesia’s accomplishments have also led to the strengthening of democratic aspects within ASEAN’s structure.

Indonesia is a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. There are around 1.5 billion Muslims worldwide, 200 million of them live in Indonesia.

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Rector

Prof. Dr. Komaruddin Hidayat

Prof. Dr. Komaruddin Hidayat is a prominent Indonesian Muslim academic and intellectual. He was appointed as the Rector of Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII) or Indonesian International Islamic University (IIIU) by President Joko Widodo in 2019. Apart from his academic work, he is also a prolific writer and a columnist in the national mass media.

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