Archive for December, 2010

Multiversity is pleased to circulate the following resolutions adopted at the Muslim Universiies Vice-Chancellors’/Presidents’ Forum held on 19-20 October 2010.

MUSLIM UNIVERSITIES VICE-CHANCELLORS’/PRESIDENTS’ FORUM (MUVCF)

19-20 OCTOBER, 2010

LE MERIDIAN KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA

Theme:

CHARTING NEW DIRECTIONS FOR MUSLIM UNIVERSITIES:

MUST WE SUBSCRIBE TO WESTERN IDEOLOGICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL CONSTRUCTS?

Resolutions

Resolution 1

The Muslim Universities Vice-Chancellors’ Forum, in its 19th-20th October, 2010 forum, declares the urgent need to look for an Islamic approach to higher education, collectively, for developing minds with Islamic and universal values.

Resolution 2

Given the diverse structures and ideologies of higher education models, Muslim universities must focus on a criterion-referenced as opposed to norm-referenced higher education approach. The latter is derived from the Eurocentric system whilst the former is based on the best practices in early Muslim and relevant western institutions. Read the rest of this entry »

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27 Dec 2010

New Directions for Muslim Universities

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity

This conference is special. It’s designed only for those who are keen to get out of the straitjacket of Eurocentrism while doing their own work. Location: Penang, Malaysia. June 27-29, 2011.

If you have helped design a non-Eurocentric curriculum or syllabus for your students, department or university in any of the social sciences, here’s the opportunity to share your work with others.

Contact Multiversity Coordinator, Claude Alvares, at: goafoundation@gmail.com. Remember to send in your biodata and more important, a para on your work in this specific area. We’ll get back to you if we find your work interesting for the conference.

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27 Dec 2010

Multiversity conference

Author: hashcookies | Filed under: Multiversity