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Maulana Malik Ibrahim State Islamic University Malang

Maulana Malik Ibrahim Islamic State University Malang
Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang
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Established21 March 1997 (as IAIN)
21 June 2004 (University)
RectorAbdul Haris
Location, ,
7°57′6.4″S 112°36′26.8″E / 7.951778°S 112.607444°E / -7.951778; 112.607444

Maulana Malik Ibrahim Islamic State University Malang (Indonesian: Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, often UIN Malang or UIN Maliki) is an islamic public university in Malang, Indonesia. As a state-operated university, it participates in the SNMPTN admissions system.

One of the three state universities and many others in the city, it was originally founded as a branch of the Sunan Ampel State Islamic University Surabaya in 1965. It later separated into its own organization in 1997, and was formally made a university in 2004.


In Indonesia, State Islamic Institutes (Institut Agama Islam Negeri, IAIN) trace their origins from Islamic boarding schools known as pesantren. On 1961, the Ministry of Religious Affairs founded branches of IAIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta in the cities of Surabaya and Malang. The Malang branch acted as the faculty of Tarbiyah (Islamic education). Later on, the three were merged into IAIN Sunan Ampel before the Malang branch separated in 1997, due to a presidential decree mandating the creation of separate Islamic institutes (referred to as Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri or STAIN) across the country.[1][2][3]

After its 1997 separation, the university was once more renamed to Universitas Islam Indonesia Sudan (Indonesian-Sudanese Islamic University) by vice president Hamzah Haz on 21 July 2002 as a result of a cooperation between Indonesia and Sudan – marking its transition to university status. Two years later, following Presidential Decree No. 50/2004, released on 21 June 2004, the university was renamed to Universitas Negeri Islam Malang (Islamic State University of Malang).[4] The date was assumed by the university as its founding date.[5] The name changes, from IAIN Malang to STAIN Malang to UIIS to UIN Malang, all occurred under a single rector and earned the institute a national record for "Most University Name Changes".[6]

In 2009, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono once more altered the university's name - this time to Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, based from Wali Songo member Malik Ibrahim. This further name change was preceded by a massive expansion of university facilities, partly funded by the Islamic Development Bank.[5]

Students and faculties

Compared to Brawijaya University and Malang State University, UIN Maliki takes in the least amount of freshmen annually, with 2,500 students in 2014 compared to over 12,000 for Brawijaya and about 7,000 for Malang State. Of the 2,500 figure, 700 originated from SNMPTN while the rest was directly filtered by the university.[7] The university has two campuses, with a third one under construction at the nearby city of Batu as of 2016.[8]

The university has six faculties and a postgraduate study program:[2]

  1. Faculty of Tarbiyah and Teaching
  2. Faculty of Sharia
  3. Faculty of Humanities
  4. Faculty of Psychology
  5. Faculty of Economics
  6. Faculty of Science and Technology.

See also


  1. ^ Lukens-Bull, R. (2013). Islamic Higher Education in Indonesia: Continuity and Conflict. Springer. ISBN 9781137313416. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Profil Universitas" (in Indonesian). UIN Malang. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Keputusan Presiden Republik Indonesia Nomor 11 Tahun 1997 Tentang Pendirian Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Negeri" (PDF). STAIN Curup (in Indonesian). Government of Indonesia. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Keputusan Presiden Republik Indonesia Nomor 50 Tahun 2004" (PDF). Ministry of Religious Affairs (in Indonesian). Government of Indonesia. Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  5. ^ a b Karni, Asrori S. (2009). Etos studi kaum santri: wajah baru pendidikan Islam (in Indonesian). PT Mizan Publika. p. 327-328. ISBN 9789794335697.
  6. ^ Sarwono, Aylawati (2009). Rekor-rekor Muri (in Indonesian). Elex Media Komputindo. p. 300. ISBN 9789792741803.
  7. ^ Purnomo, Slamet Hadi (10 June 2014). "Jumlah Mahasiswa PTN di Malang Bertambah 21.500". ANTARA Jatim (in Indonesian). Retrieved 20 November 2017.
  8. ^ Muiz, Ahmad Amru (18 August 2016). "UIN Maliki Mulai Bangun Kampus III di Kota Batu dengan Biaya Awal Pembangunan Rp 50 M". Surya Malang (in Indonesian). Kompas Gramedia. Retrieved 20 November 2017.