UII is Indonesia’s oldest private university and was founded just weeks before the declaration of independence of Indonesia in 1945, by several of the young leaders of the independence movement including Muhammad Hatta, the first vice-president of the new Republic of Indonesia. Founded as a university, not as a school of Islamic study, UII combines rigorous academic investigation with commitment to Islamic law in all fields of study.
Today, UII is a modern, progressive university located on several campuses in the north of Yogyakarta. UII has many Research Institutes, including Islamic Teaching, Information Management, Community Service and Human Rights. There are modern teaching facilities, cultural and sporting groups and many highly qualified teaching staff. Islamic values and customs shape the daily lives of the majority of students studying at UII, however, the atmosphere is very open and welcoming to people from all countries, cultures and religions. UII students and teaching staff come from a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. The intellectual atmosphere, while significantly influenced by Islam, can be described as modern and liberal.
ACICIS students will be part of the International Program and will attend classes primarily at the Faculty of Economics, which has its own campus in Condongcatur, Yogyakarta. The Faculty is easily accessible by public transport and all other important services and facilities are close by. Subject choices available to ACICIS students are divided into three main thematic areas; Indonesian Business, Law and Society. All of these areas are taught with a focus on Islam. See more details here.
Islamic values and customs shape the daily lives of the majority of students studying at the Faculty of Economics, however, the atmosphere is very open and welcoming to people from all countries, cultures and religions. UII itself does not prescribe to one particular kind of Islam, nor does it associate itself with one branch of the acknowledged Islamic movements in Indonesia, but rather is pluralistic in its approach to the study and practice of Islam. UII students are always excited to have open informal and formal discussions with new people with different life experiences and both teaching staff and students come from a diverse range of cultural and academic backgrounds. The intellectual atmosphere, while significantly influenced by Islam, can be described as modern and liberal. This diversity of opinion helps to ensure rigorous academic discussion and lively debate.