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Measuring the quality of academic training

Every year more and more institutions join the fray introducing new Islamic finance programs to the market. Although a good indication of the growing recognition of Islamic finance globally, the actual quality of these courses must not be....


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Islamic banking and finance programs at HBMSU

Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU) offers various levels of specialization in the field of Islamic banking, including academic degrees and professional programs (short courses and training programs). Academic programs The Master of...


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University of Bolton-Aafaq Islamic Finance collaboration

GLOBAL: The Center for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton has signed an MoU with Aafaq Islamic Finance for the further development of the Islamic Banking Professional Certification program and the creation of an annual Islamic finance....


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CUD’s MBA re-accredited

UAE: The Canadian University Dubai (CUD)’s flagship MBA program, which offers a specialization in Islamic banking, has been re-accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation of the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific.<...


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Hawkamah and DED to set up an Islamic center

UAE: The Institute of Corporate Governance (Hawkamah), a subsidiary of the Dubai International Financial Center, has entered into an agreement with the Department of Economic Development (DED) to collaborate in the creation of an Islamic Management...


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QFBA and Dirassat sign MoU

QATAR: The Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) and Dirassat Company for Research and Consulting in Islamic Banking have signed an MoU on training and educational programs in Islamic finance. Under the agreement, QFBA will run a full range of...


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QIB conducts bank-wide training

QATAR: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has introduced a bank-wide e-learning program to increase awareness on operational risks. All bank employees were required to pass an exam at the end of the course. Complementing the e-learning initiative, classroom...


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Islamic finance curriculum development in British higher education: Challenges and prospects

The UK is one of the leading countries in exporting its education. This is constantly being monitored in order to maintain quality assurance control. In this article, SHEIKH FAIZAL AHMAD MANJOO tries to shed some light on the challenges faced by...


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Amana Bank provides student financing

SRI LANKA: Amãna Bank informed IFN that it has launched the Education Finance scheme to help students achieve their academic and professional dreams. The facility is available for both students and young working individuals to complete their...


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Quality talent in Islamic finance industry: Challenges and the way forward

The growth of Islamic finance in the past decade has been marvelous. As the industry expands into untapped markets, there is a need to develop talented human capital who understand the industry and its underlying Shariah principles to support this...


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CIBAFI forms educational pact with IIF

GLOBAL: The General Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) has announced the launch of its new executive program, ‘Global Developments and Strategic Insights’, in collaboration with the Institute of International Finance ...


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IFSB renews MoU with INCEIF

GLOBAL: The IFSB and INCEIF — The Global University of Islamic Finance on the 19th May renewed an agreement (which was signed in 2012) to facilitate international cooperation between the two organizations to provide relevant activities relating...


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Bank Nizwa launches educational platform

OMAN: Bank Nizwa has inaugurated an educational platform entitled ‘Islamic Finance Knowledge Series’, which aims to continue raising the community’s awareness on Islamic banking across Oman. Designed in the form of sessions to be delivered to...


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Aafaq and HBMSU forge partnership

UAE: Aafaq Islamic Finance has signed an MoU with the Dubai Center for Islamic Banking and Finance (DCIBF) of Hamdan bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The MoU establishes a framework for facilitating collaboration and cooperation between Aafaq...


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Mandatory certification for Shariah advisors

MALAYSIA: The Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia is in discussions with Bank Negara Malaysia to make the Continuing Professional Enhancement program a mandatory qualification for aspiring Shariah experts of the Islamic...


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FAA to introduce IFPQS

MALAYSIA: Dr Amat Taap, CEO of the Finance Accreditation Agency, in a recent interview with IFN has revealed that it is in the midst of developing the Islamic Finance Professional Qualifications Standards (IFPQS), which provide the mechanism to...