SERDANG, May 28 - Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in collaboration with the Department of Wakaf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR)are set to develop a more effective institutional endowment.
Director General of JAWHAR, Datuk Anan C. Mohd said the collaboration was in the form of research, professional training, publishing, organizing conferences and seminars from time to time.
"Research with the endowment such as contemporary issues, regional and global markets is expected to benefits the community," he said at the signing of an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UPM and JAWHAR.
The MoU provides opportunities for both parties to explore Wakaf, zakat and haji/umrah, in particular, the exploration of new resources that will benefit Muslims.
Meanwhile, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Assoc. Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohd Fauzi Ramlan said UPM had taken the initiative to establish the Knowledge Endowment Fund that has been supported by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS).
He explained that the endowment fund would help to finance academic and scientific activities for the benefit of the campus community..
JAWHAR was impressed by the success of the UPM Knowledge Endowment Fund and decided to collaborate with the university to help as the main sector under the auspices of the Prime Minister’s Department to create an effective institutional endowment to help improve the socio-economic status of the Muslim society in Malaysia.
News prepared by Aizat Faiz Zainal 03-89466154 dan foto oleh Noor Azreen Awang 03-89466199
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