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IIUM Adjunct Professor and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Hon. Dato Sri Mustapha Mohamed (centre), presenting the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Civilisation and Thought to His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  Also seen in the picture (from left) Prof. Abdulaziz Berghout, Deputy Rector for Internationalisation, IIUM Rector, Prof. Dato Sri Zaleha Kamaruddin, Hon. Dato Sri Mustapha, H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz, and IIUM Distinguished Professor, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Kamal Hassan (right).

 

The International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) conferred the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Civilisation and Thought upon His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Hon. Dato Seri Mustapha Mohamed, who is also an Adjunct Professor at IIUM’s Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences, presented the Honorary Degree to Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri.

The Special Convocation Ceremony took place at the pristine ISTAC (Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation) campus at 10.00am on Friday, February 15, 2013

IIUM Adjunct Professor and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry, Hon. Dato Sri Mustapha Mohamed (left) presenting the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Civilisation and Thought to His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  

 

Citing his immense contributions to the development of scientific knowledge, promotion of socio-cultural research and advancement of education in developing countries especially in the Muslim world, Dato’ Sri Mustapha paid tribute to Dr. Abdulaziz’s commitment to interfaith dialogues and for fostering peace and understanding amongst the peoples of various ethnic groups and religions across the globe.  

“He has tremendous charm and diplomacy and this honorary degree fits the individual because of the vast strides and contributions he (Dr. Abdulaziz) has made in the area of fostering understanding, through civilisational programmes throughout the world, some through ISESCO itself, and others through various organisations he is connected with and represents.  In doing so, he has contributed both as an individual and the head for several organisations to scholarship and charitable causes,” said Dato Sri Mustapha. 

Also present at the ceremony were IIUM Rector, Prof. Dato Sri Zaleha Kamaruddin and IIUM Deputy Rector for Internationalisation, Prof. Dr. Abdelaziz Berghout.  IIUM’s Distinguished Professor, Tan Sri Dr. Mohd. Kamal Hassan read the Special Citation of His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  

[click here to know more about H.E. Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri’s background and his various involvements in socio-cultural activities at the international level and his contributions to the development of society].

His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO) signing the IIUM guest book while IIUM Rector, Prof. Dato Sri Zaleha Kamaruddin looks on.

IIUM’s Distinguished Professor, Tan Sri  Dr. Mohd. Kamal Hassan reading  the Special Citation of His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).  

The Grand Dinner held on February 14, 2013 at the JW Marriott Kuala Lumpur in honour of His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO).

His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)(far right) making an after dinner speech.

One for the album…..a group picture of VVIP attendees at the special dinner tohonour  His Excellency Dr. Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri, Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (ISESCO)(centre).