This Week, UIII Jointly Organizes Its First Summer School in Yogyakarta

June 22, 2022 (Yogyakarta). This week, from June 20 to June 24, the 2022 ENIS/NISIS-MIDA Summer School are held at the State Islamic University (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta. UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta and the International Islamic University of Indonesia (UIII) are lined up to be partners in Indonesia at the annual event that has been running for the last ten years.

This Summer School International event was jointly organized by the European Network for Islamic Studies (ENIS), and the Netherlands Inter-University School of Islamic Studies (NISIS), UIN Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta, and UIII. Professor Noorhaidi Hasan, the convenor of this event, reveals that this event could be a model for developing academic activities in Indonesia. In addition, in his view, this event can be an effort to scale up research programs in Indonesia to a whole new level.

"So, with an international academic atmosphere, world standards, we feel this can be a model for the development of academic activities in Indonesia, as well as our efforts to bring research in Indonesia to what we have long envisioned as world-class," said Noorhaidi.

This event is indeed international level because most of speakers and participants come from various countries. He noted that participants came from 18 to 19 countries. It is hoped that this international event can be an acknowledgment of Indonesia's academic credentials.

Meanwhile, one of the Chairs of ENIS/NISIS-MIDA Summer School 2022, Mercedes Volait, feels that at this event, she is well received, and the events that have been run so far are going well and well organized. She enjoyed being the keynote speaker where she has received comments and questions.

"So far very good, and I think it was very well organized, we were warmly welcomed, and it was interesting to deliver the keynote speech here, and raised a lot of questions, and also we did this summer school every year. What was interesting for us is that many people attended from different universities, so this for us is quite unusual, so yeah.. very good," said Mercedes.

the Chairs of ENIS/NISIS-MIDA Summer School 2022, Mercedes Volait

Noorhaidi said that at first, he brought this event to Indonesia because of the many online discussions with ENIS/NISIS-MIDA, so in the end, this event was formulated and brought the theme "Mobility and Mobilization in Muslim Societies."

In this event, UIII brought two lecturers to become speakers, namely Dr. Phil. Syafiq Hasyim, Director of the Library Center and Lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, and Syamsul Rijal, Ph.D., Head of the Faculty of Islamic Studies' Study Program. In addition, four students of the Faculty of Islamic Studies UIII also make presentations together with participants who come from 50 different countries. The students were Rifa Tsamrotus, Nuzul Fitriansyah, Mariam Ulpah, and Fahmi Wira. (ANJ)