Alumni and Global Networking Division
Since the foundation of the university in 1983, IIUM has been seriously striving towards producing fully functioning insan who will serve as agent of change. Efforts to market the students have been strategised to ensure that the trained workforces are accordingly placed in related places.
The Alumni Relations Section (ARS) was established in 1999 as a university’s agency under the purview of Admissions and Records Division, focusing on alumni relations and activities. However, the Unit evolved to become an agency of the university in 2005 which covered not only alumni matters, but also IIUM student career services. In October 2015, after a restructuring of responsibilities, it is renamed as the Alumni and Global Networking Division.
The Division is the liaison between the university and its graduates. Apart from obtaining input from the alumni on various matters, the Division also promotes the achievements of former graduates and keep them abreast of developments at the university.
To date, IIUM has produced more than 75,000 alumni who serve as agents of change to the world, spreading the IIUM mission nationally and internationally. The majority of them serve both public and private sectors worldwide and provide significant impact on their communities and countries. The IIUM international alumni, via its Alumni Chapters, have been established in 29 countries, such as Thailand, Indonesia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina, the Republic of Maldives, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Oman, China, Bangladesh, Gambia, Republic of Guinea, Sri Lanka and Turkey. As for the local IIUM alumni chapters, they exist in Sabah, Sarawak, Johor, Kelantan and Kedah. There were also 2 interest-based Chapters established in 2015, i.e. the Royal Malaysia Police Chapter and Persatuan Seni Silat Cekak Chapter.
Among the main purposes of establishing alumni chapters are to enable the alumni to conduct activities for themselves as well as for the development of the university. The chapters could also assist in promoting IIUM to the world by becoming the referral point for potential IIUM students.