Ciputat (30/05/2022) – Master Program in Sharia Banking Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UIN Syarif Hidayatullah held a General Study with the theme “Policies and Strategies for Developing Sharia Banking in Indonesia: Between Margers, Spin Offs, and Conversions”.

The activity took place via the Zoom Meeting Online platform from 07.30-12.10 and was opened with remarks from the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, Prof. Dr. Amilin, SE., Ak., M. Si. Then continued with the Opening Speech delivered by Prof. Dr. Hj. Amany Lubis, MA as Chancellor of UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, represented by Deputy Chancellor 4 Prof. Dr. Lily Soraya Eka Putri. The speakers at the event were Pandji P. Djajanegara as Sharia Director of PT Bank CIMB Niaga Tbk, Ir. Adiwarman A. Karim, SE, MBA, MA as President Commissioner of Bank Syariah Indonesia, and Haizir Sulaiman as President Director of Bank Aceh Syariah.

The activity was continued with an introduction to the discussion which was delivered directly by the Head of the Islamic Banking Masters Study Program FEB Nur Hidayah, M.A., Ph.D. who said that to increase the market share of Islamic banking, where Islamic banking itself has developed for 3 decades from 1992 with the birth of Bank Muamalat Indonesia as the first Islamic bank in Indonesia. However, it should be noted that during this time the development of Islamic banking has been relatively slow. Several strategies have been pursued by the government to support the development of Islamic banking by seeing that Indonesia has tremendous potential, with the largest Muslim country in the world. This extraordinary potential needs to be worked on seriously, so that the portion of Islamic banking, other Islamic financial institutions, and the Islamic economy can become hosts in their own country.

This general studium activity aims to increase knowledge, insight, and understanding of the academic community of FEB UIN Jakarta in particular, and the entire audience, in general, about contemporary issues in the development of Islamic banking in Indonesia.