2nd World Islamic Countries University Leaders Summit 2016

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia and AKEPT (Higher Education Leadership Academy) are pleased to announce the Call for Papers and invite academicians and researchers to submit abstracts for presentations at the 2nd World Islamic Countries University Leaders Summit 2016 (2nd WICULS 2016) with the theme Baitul Hikmah – The House of Wisdom: A model for the University of the Future, on the 16-17 November 2016.


  • Equity and Access to Education
  • Wisdom and Leadership
  • Waqf in Higher Education

The World Islamic Countries University Leaders Summit is a conference series on Higher Education dedicated to be the platform to explore the facets that shape, but often disregarded, in higher education discourses, such as access to higher education, equity, wisdom and ethics as well as the articulation of education for sustainable development. The 1st World Islamic Countries University Leaders Summit 2015 (WICULS 2015) for the first time re-visited the current narratives in Higher Education and sought to bring forth a narrative that captures the spirit and tradition of educating for the well-being of mankind. It was a platform for university leaders from more than 15 countries to connect and deliberate on their roles and responsibilities to bring about a sustainable change in the way universities are managed.

The 2nd Summit, WICULS 2016, will build on the concept of the “House of Wisdom” or Baytul Hikmah as the model of the University of the Future. In order to ensure continuity, the themes of the 1st Summit, equity, wisdom and ethics, will remain the same although the approach will revolve around the Baytul Hikmah model. Among the areas that can be highlighted are familiarisation on the approach and challenges in implementing education for sustainable development and also addressing real issues pertaining to access and equity in education. The needs of the individual, community, nation and Ummah need to be addressed accordingly in order to initiate a good Model of balanced and sustainable higher education for Muslim countries.


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