IIUM aims at becoming a leading international centre of educational excellence which:

  • Revitalizes the intellectual dynamism of Islam and the Muslim Ummah;
  • Integrates Islamic revealed knowledge and values in all academic disciplines and educational activities;
  • Seeks to restore a leading and progressive role of the Muslim Ummah in all branches of knowledge; thereby,
  • Contributing to the improvement and upgrading of the qualities of human life and civilization.

The summary of the Vision statement is:

"Inspired by the worldview of Tawhid ad the Islamic philosophy of the unity of knowledge as well as its concept of holistic education, the University aims at becoming a leading international centre of educational excellence which seeks to restore the dynamic and progressive role of the Muslim Ummah in all branches of knowledge for the benefit of all mankind.


 Towards actualising the University's vision, IIUM endeavours :  

  • To undertake the special and greatly needed task of reforming the contemporary Muslim mentality and integrating Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences in a positive manner.
  • To produce better quality intellectuals, professionals and scholars by integrating the qualities of faith ( iman ), knowledge ( `ilm ), and good character ( akhlaq ) to serve as agents of comprehensive and balanced progress as well as sustainable development in Malaysia and in the Muslim world.
  • To foster the Islamization of the ethics of Muslim academic and administrative staff of IIUM, and certain aspects of human knowledge - particularly in the social sciences and humanities - with the view to making them more useful and more relevant to the Muslim Ummah.
  • To nurture the quality of holistic excellence which is imbued with Islamic moral-spiritual values, in the process of learning, teaching, research, consultancy, publication, administration and student life.
  • To exemplify an international community of dedicated intellectuals, scholars, professionals, officers and workers who are motivated by the Islamic world-view and code of ethics as an integral part of their work culture.
  • To enhance intercultural understanding and foster civilization dialogues in Malaysia as well as across communities and nations.
  • To develop an environment which instils commitment for life-long learning and a deep sense of social responsibility among staff and students.

The summary of the Mission should read as follows:

  • Integration;
  • Islamization;
  • Internationalization; and
  • Comprehensive Excellence

We serve the International Islamic University Malaysia by:

  • planning all academic programmes;
  • strengthening academic policy development;
  • establishing, maintaining and strengthening collaborations with the industries;
  • participating in local and global community groups, educational entities; government and legislative bodies to develop partnership;
  • approving and coordinating educational programmes proposed by Centre of Studies;
  • supervising professional development programmes for academic staff;
  • overseeing and ensuring the quality of teaching and learning processes of the university;
  • monitoring teaching and learning processes by incorporating E-Learning eco-system;
  • developing and promoting the culture of efficient and effective teaching and learning;
  • synchronizing academic programmes, attending meetings, supervising academically-oriented centres and projects;
  • coordinating the implementation of postgraduate eco-system;
  • creating a condusive and harmonious learning eco-system that is capable of producing high quality graduates;
  • encouraging life-long learning among students and staff in line with the philosophy of IIUM; creating knowledge in the spirit of Tauhid and treating the seeking and creating of knowledge as an act of worship.