ABOUT USIM ‘ALAMIYYAH
USIM ‘Alamiyyah was established in 2013 under the name of Pusat Perhubungan Antarabangsa (International Relation Centre). On 25 August 2014, the name was changed to USIM ‘Alamiyyah and has been operating under the new name since then.
The main purpose of USIM ‘Alamiyyah establishment is to oversee Transnational Relations, and Transnational Cooperation and Development initiatives for USIM. In other words, USIM ‘Alamiyyah is the strategic centre for internalization initiatives to position USIM as one of the respected and high impact public university globally.
In view of the need to include Islamic perspectives in all aspects of USIM and the comprehensive role the university has to play on the global front, the term ‘Alamiyyah is preferred over internationalization as appeared in the name of USIM ‘Alamiyyah.
The concept of ‘Alamiyyah is introduced to reflect USIM’s transnational policy that is holistic and goes beyond the realm of internationalization currently practiced by the majority of institutions. It means that besides content in the curriculum, the university requires every stratum of its community to be engaged in global networking, transnational research and experience other cultures. There is also a need to create a borderless intercultural setting in the university, and for staff and students who do not have the opportunity to go abroad, ‘internationalization at home’ activities and the presence of international students and staff are highly encouraged.