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The University of Nottingham awarded the Best Islamic Finance Training Provider 2015



The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC) has been awarded the Best Islamic Finance Training Provider 2015 at the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA) ceremony held at The Gulf Hotel, Bahrain on 28th September 2015.
UNMC received the award for the research and training activities under Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research (CIBFR), a specialist research centre at UNMC.  
“I am both honoured and delighted that UNMC has won GIFA’s Best Islamic Finance Training Provider for 2015. The award is an endorsement of our sustained effort in developing Islamic finance education and training. With the establishment of the Centre for Islamic Business and Finance (CIBFR), UNMC is continuing to expand its Islamic finance training activities in support of the development and growth of the Islamic finance industry regionally and globally,” said Professor Christine Ennew, CEO and Provost of UNMC.
“We are very delighted to receive this award at GIFA, a reputable event in the Islamic finance industry. This international recognition is a testimony to the dedication and commitment of CIBFR as a global leader of Islamic finance education and training,” Dr Nafis Alam, Associate Professor of Finance with Nottingham University Business School Malaysia and Director of CIBFR said at the awards ceremony.
Founded in 2011, GIFA celebrates the success of government, financial, academic institutions and individuals in Islamic banking and finance, and also aims to promote commitment to Islamic finance. The recipients of GIFA’s top award, the Global Islamic Finance Leadership Award, are known as GIFA Laureates and past recipients of the award include His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, Sultan of Perak, Tun Dato' Sri Haji Abdullah bin Haji Ahmad Badawi, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, HE Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan and HE Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan. 
This year’s ceremony was attended by HRH Muhammadu Sanusi II, Emir of Kano, HE Simon Martin CMG, UK Ambassador to Bahrain, HE Datuk Sharizan Abd Samad, Malaysian Ambassador to Bahrain and HE Muhammad Saeed Khan, Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain.
This year’s winners included the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI); Moody's Investors Service; Kuwait Finance House, Bursa Suq Al-Sila, Bursa Malaysia; Dubai Islamic Bank; Khazanah Nasional and the Islamic Research and Training Institute (an affiliate of the Islamic Development Bank Group), amongst others.
(Image Caption: CIBFR Director, Dr. Nafis Alam Receiving award from H.E. Muhammad Saeed Khan, Pakistani Ambassador to Bahrain)
One of the world's truly global universities, with campuses in Malaysia, the UK and China, 2015 marks the 15th year since setting up as UK's first full-fledged international campus in Malaysia and all three campuses continue to enrich the lives of students across the world through global education, ground-breaking research and community engagement.
More information is available from Nafis Alam on or Josephine Dionisappu, PR & Communications Manager on +603 89248746,
Notes to editors: The  University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in  China and  Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also one of the most popular universities in the UK among  graduate employers and the winner of ‘Research Project of the Year’ at the  THE Awards 2014. It is ranked in the world’s top one per cent of universities by the QS World University Rankings, and  8th in the UK by research power according to REF 2014.
The  University of Nottingham in Malaysia  (UNMC) is holding events throughout 2015 to celebrate 15 years as a pioneer of transnational education. Based in Semenyih, UNMC was established as the UK's first overseas campus in Malaysia and one of the first world-wide
Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future.     


Posted on 1st October 2015

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