The 4th International Conference on Quality Assurance of Islamic Higher Education
In collaboration with the full and associate members of IQA in Indonesia, the aforementioned conference was conducted on October 28th – 30th, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The National Accreditation Agency for Higher Education (BAN-PT) as a full member was hosting the fourth International Conference on Quality Assurance of Islamic Higher Education with the theme " Quality Assurance for Higher Education 4.0 in the Islamic World: Learning from the Past and Meeting the Future Challenges ". The conference was also supported and co-hosted by Universitas Islam Negeri Syarif Hidayatullah (UIN Jakarta), Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim (UIN Malang) and Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII).
The objectives of the aforementioned conference were:
1. To contribute in developing collaboration of national, regional, and international institutions to pursue quality of Higher Education.
2. To facilitate the improvement of quality, mobility, and students’ exchange at national, regional, and international levels
3. To strengthen development of Quality Assurance capacity
4. To develop better understanding of Quality Assurance System in the Islamic World
The conference was officially opened by the Director General of Institutional Research, Technology, and Higher Education, Dr. Patdono Suwignyo representing Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
Dr. Patdono Suwignyo, Director General of Institutional Research, Technology, and Higher Education, opening the conference
In his welcoming speech Prof. T. Basaruddin, the President of IQA mentioned that since 2002 Indonesia Islamic Higher Education landscape has gone through major changes in form, shape, and size and that, all constitute the transformation and restructuring program of our higher education system. It is the transformation programme necessitated by our unequal past and desire to have an effective higher education system for the benefit of all Indonesian.
Prof. T. Basaruddin, the President of IQA delivering welcoming speech
The distinguished speakers, Dr. Jawaher Al-Mudhahki, the former President of IQA and Dr. Susanna Karakhanyan, the President of INQAAHE were invited to contribute a high level of advanced learning, experience, and excellence. While during the plenary session, three distinguished university rectors were invited to give their view on experiences and best practices in quality assurance in their institutions, namely Prof. Amany Lubis, Prof. Abdul Haris, and Fathul Wahid, PhD from UIN Jakarta, UIN Malang, and UII Yogyakarta respectively.
Prof. Amany Lubis (UIN Jakarta), Prof. Abdul Haris (UIN Malang), and Fathul Wahid, PhD (UII Yogyakarta) in sharing session
Additionally, there were eight other speakers, representing Islamic Higher Education Institution during parallel session of the conference. The discussions were focus on the research results in quality assurance of higher education.
Lastly, the conference was ended with a workshop on study program institutional accreditation. There were about 109 participants from all over Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, and United Arab Emirates.
Photo session during the conference