Welcome Speech Director of Islamic Higher Education

After being postponed due to Covid-19 disease, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome all the participants from all over the world who will exchange experiences and work together to the 20th Annual International Conference on Islamic Studies (AICIS) 2021 in the heart of Central Java, Surakarta, Indonesia.

In this year, we are brining up a theme of “Islam in a Changing Global Context: Rethinking Fiqh Reactualization and Public Policy” as a response to the current dynamic of Islam in this global world. This theme aims to looking more closely on how fiqh reactualization and public policy seen from an Islamic point of view that keep changing globally. It is indeed an emerging situation and a robust area for research.

Some compelling sub-themes are going to be presented in AICIS 2021, among the others are: Good Governance, Public Goods, Religious Diversity, Religion and Public Policy, Public Service, Education, and Digital Transformation. Further details information about sub-themes could be explore at our webiste and AICIS One Touch application at play store. We invite you to share your insights, study results or literature studies on these topics by sending your paper presentation at AICIS One Touch.

It is a great pleasure that the 20th AICIS will be held virtually with easier way, and we do hope that it could be attended by presenters and participants from more than 75 countries in the world with 200 selected papers from more than 1.500 submitted papers. We do hope that we could follow the success of previous AICIS that conducted every year since 2000, by attracting more presenters and participants of various nations and fields of study.

We do hope that 20th AICIS could serve as a strategic venue for academicians and practitioners whose interest in Islamic studies to get interconnected with other academicians and other fields of study. We do hope that more collaborative and interdisciplinary studies will be initiated from this international conference. We also hope that the papers presented at the 20th AICIS will provide research beneficial findings and recommendations for public needs, especially policy makers and practitioners in the Islamic world. Last but not least, I wish you have a wonderful virtual conference at the heart of Java, Surakarta.

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