Universitas Islam Indonesia (UII) 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, Mohammad Natsir, Wachid Hasyim and Mohammad Roem. 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.