International Islamic University, Islamabad
The International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية إسلام آباد, Urdu: بين الاقوامی اسلامی يونيورسٹی اسلام آباد) is a public university located in Islamabad, Pakistan. It was established in 1980 and restructured in 1985.
بين الاقوامی اسلامی يونيورسٹی اسلام آباد
"وفوق كل ذي علم عليم"
|Chancellor||The President of Pakistan |
|President||Prof. Dr. Ahmed Yousif Ahmed Al Draiweesh |
|Vice-president||Prof. Dr Muhammad Tahir Khalily(Academics), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir (Administration, Finance, and Planning), Prof Dr. Aqdas Naveed Malik(Higher Studies & Research) |
|Provost||Mr. Muhammad Shoaib Abdullah (Male Hostels) |
|Rector||Prof. Dr. Masoom Yasinzai |
|2000 to 2,500|
|1,800 to 2,300|
|Students||28,000 to 30,000|
|Undergraduates||16,000 to 18,000|
|Postgraduates||10,000 to 12,000|
|400 to 500|
|Affiliations||Higher Education Commission (Pakistan), Pakistan Engineering Council, Pakistan Bar Council|
The university is a centre of Islam, theology and the Islamic studies. In 2012, the university was ranked 4th in general universities category by the Higher Education Commission (Pakistan). In February 2014, it awarded King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia an honorary doctorate in politics and international relations. It offers undergraduate and post-graduate programs in law, science, engineering & technology, humanities, arts, religious studies, social and natural sciences.
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 ArabicEdit
Faculty of Basic and Applied SciencesEdit
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 TechnologyEdit
Iqra College of TechnologyEdit
Faculty of Languages and LiteratureEdit
Faculty of Management SciencesEdit
The faculty of management sciences was founded in 1995. In 1996, the Department of Business Administration offered 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 LawEdit
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 SciencesEdit
The Faculty of Social Sciences offers degrees in Education, Politics and International Relations, Psychology, History and Pakistan Studies, Islamic Art and Architecture, Mass Communications and Sociology. 
Faculty of Islamic StudiesEdit
A Faculty of Islamic Studies (Usuluddin) was founded in 1981. It offers degrees in the Tafseer and Quranic sciences, Hadith, comparative religion, Da'wah and 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. 
International Institute of Islamic EconomicsEdit
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 InstituteEdit
Iqbal International Institute for Research and DialogueEdit
Institute of Professional StudiesEdit
Centre of Excellence for Modern LanguagesEdit
The Centre of Excellence for Modern Languages teaches English, Chinese and Urdu languages preparatory courses for students seeking to enrol in foreign and national universities (for example, HEC scholarships) or seeking employment. It also offers an English proficiency program. 
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 libraryEdit
The Islamic Research Institute library is a source of knowledge about Islamism.
Engineering and technology libraryEdit
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 libraryEdit
DA’WAH ACADEMY LIBRARIES Da’wah Academy has five types of libraries to fulfil 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.
Shariah Academy LibraryEdit
The Shariah Academy Library has a collection of 8,976 books and journals on the subjects of Qur'anic studies, Hadith studies, Sirah, 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 university has academic ties with:
In March 2015, it was reported that IIUI shut down Barelvi masjid citing security concerns.
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