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Danial Bin Mohd. Yusof

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  • Master in Religion, Politics & Society - Masters Degree, University of Leeds
  • Bachelor of Human Science in Political Sciences - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Danial Bin Mohd. Yusof (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Having obtained his degree from IIUM in 1997, Danial pursued his MA as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Leeds in 1998-1999 and completed his Ph.D at the University of Birmingham in 2005. He was also a Fulbright Scholar in 2008. Currently an Associate Professor and Academic Advisor in the Department of Political Science, he is also an Associate Research Fellow at the National Higher Education Research Institute in University Science Malaysia. He has published in various ISI/Thomson Reuters and SCOPUS index journals.
He has also completed and is actively involved in a wide range of research projects and consultancy for the Ministry of Education, Khazanah Nasional and IIUM. Danial sees equal importance in normative and empirical approaches. He views philosophy, political ideas, policy formulation, policies and policy performance as an integrated whole, linking the state and society as a clockwork of civilization.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Adat Law - Contemporary Political Theory; Political Development
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Administrative Law - Policy and Governance in Higher Education

Research Projects

2022 - 2023 Women as Peace Agents (2021-2022): Path, Role and Family Rehabilitation
2022 - 2023 Divergent Dimensions of Radicalization Risk: Migration and Violent Extremism in Sabah
2022 - 2023 Malaysian Youth as Peace Ambassadors
2016 - 2020 The Voices of Islamic Reformism: A Comparative Analysis of the Prominent Thinkers in the Malay World
2012 - 2013 Graduate Citizenry: Higher Education, Patriotism and Nation Building in Malaysia
2012 - 2017 Current Higher Education Scenario and Implications to Malaysia (CHESI)
2018 - Present Understanding Extremist Discourse, Intervention and Rehabilitation: Bridging the Gap between Stakeholders in Malaysia and Southeast Asia
2016 - Present Malay Communities of Knowledge and Practice in the Digital Age: Prospects and Challenges
2012 - Present Assessing Centre of Leadership Training (Celtra) Relevance and Achievements to the National Higher Education Strategic Plan (PSPTN)
2007 - Present Graduateness Research Unit (GRU)