JAKARTA: Embracing the increasing global movement towards a Halal-based economy, Management and Science University (MSU) takes a lead into Halal research, consultancy, training, and products, undertaking the development and promotion of all matters pertaining to Halal through its International Centre for Halal Studies (ICHLAS).
Leveraging the power of collaborations in widening impact beyond immediate spheres of operation, MSU welcomes Universitas Indonesia (UI) into its list of partner universities.
The Memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Wira Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid at the on-campus launch of the UI Halal Centre in Indonesia.
The MSU-UI collaboration will serve the education, teaching, research, and community engagement interests of both universities. Dr Hamid Chalid, SH, LLM, the Vice Rector of Human Resources, Development and Cooperation, signed for UI.
Other partner universities for research into Halal include Japan’s Josai University and Thailand’s Burapha University. ICHLAS also collaborates with the Ministry of Health Indonesia, as well as local authorities the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) and the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HDC).
Training offered by ICHLAS currently include Professional Halal Auditor; Islamic Finance; Halal Logistics; Halal Auditor and Internal Audit; Halal Assurance; Food, HACCP and GMP; and Halal Fundamental.
MSU aims to be not only a trusted reference centre especially for Halal pharmaceuticals and Halal cosmeceuticals but also a global provider of consultation and training on Halal.
Aiming to contribute to realising the government’s aspiration for Malaysia to be on the international Halal map as a global Halal hub, MSU seeks to provide qualified human capital capable of catering to the industry’s needs and to develop future industry leaders in Halal. (Borneo Bulletin)