“Alhamdulillah, Universitas Muhammadiyah establishment in Malaysia has granted the permit issuance as Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia (UMAM) on 5 Agustus 2021”. That was the statement from Prof. Dr. Haedar Nashir, M.Si as the President of Muhammadiyah Central Board in the Press Conference of Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia establishment online, Thursday (12/08). The UMAM establishment is a new milestone as the first Indonesian higher education institution overseas,” he said.
The UMAM establishment became a milestone in an active role in widening the movement to educate nations and develop higher education institutions globally. Starting from the ASEAN regions to be a strategic role to achieve development and unity in creating the enlightening civilization under the Progressive Islam ideology and rahmatan lil ‘alamin (the mercy for the whole universe). “The UMAM establishment is one of Muhammadiyah internationalization programs mandated by the Muhammadiyah Congress (Muktamar) to build centers of excellence,” Haedar said in the press conference.
UMAM was passed to be Institusi Pendidikan Tinggi Swasta ( a private university) offering 15 study programs consisting of 5 doctoral programs, 5 master programs, and 5 bachelor degree programs. “Universiti Muhammadiyah Malaysia insyaAllah would prepare the registration in the Ministry, and starting the operational for the agreed study programs this year,” he said.  Diktilitbang