VP calls for innovation, research on sharia economy at varsities

VP calls for innovation, research on sharia economy at varsities

Vice President Ma'ruf Amin joined the virtual launch of the ‘Internship Guidebook’ and the ‘Textbook for Sharia Economy’ from Jakarta on Tuesday (June 29, 2021). (ANTARA/HO-Vice Presidential Secretariat/pri)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Vice President Ma'ruf Amin has asked public and private universities to scale up innovation and research related to sharia economy and finance.

"Educational institutions with sharia economy study programs are hoped to carry out studies and research to boost innovation and (bring about) further development in Indonesia's sharia economy and finance," said Amin at the virtual launch of two textbooks on sharia economy on Tuesday.

Joining the launch from Jakarta, he said sharia economy and finance are among the current priorities of government programs that are seeking to achieve a new flow of the national economy.

To strengthen the ecosystem in the sector, the government needs more quality human resources that can be developed through university education, he added.

Therefore, he urged all higher education institutions to develop appropriate curricula, in accordance with the conditions of sharia economic and financial development in Indonesia.

"One of the determining factors for the creation of quality human resources based on sharia economics and finance is through education that is supported by the curriculum and also the right textbooks for teaching Islamic economics and finance," he explained.

Two books were launched at Tuesday’s event — the Internship Guide Book and the Text Book for Sharia Economy. The Vice President lauded the National Committee for Sharia Economics and Finance (KNEKS) as well as the 10 universities that provided a reference for sharia economic education curriculum in Indonesia for the books.

"I convey my greatest appreciation and gratitude to KNEKS and the 10 universities in Indonesia for their achievements and successes in the effort to formulate and harmonize the curriculum of the sharia economics study program," he remarked.

The University of Indonesia, Airlangga University, Padjajaran University, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesian Education University, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, Sunan Kalijaga State Islamic University, Ar-Raniry State Islamic University Banda Aceh, Indonesian Islamic University, and Institute of Islamic Religion Tazkia were involved in the preparation of the two books. (INE)
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