We recently obtained the formal license for Shariah banking and finance education courses from the government in which we have utilised it to establish a new study programme beginning from September this year (2016). This latest move is the first step in achieving our vision of becoming the centre of excellence in Shariah banking and finance education in Asia. We are also working on obtaining a license for our Ph.D programme which we are hoping to receive in the next 1 – 2 months in order to begin classes this upcoming September.
Furthermore, we also submitted a proposal to offer two new study programmes in Business Law and Business Communications for which we are also waiting to receive licenses for each major respectively. Upon attaining the licenses for these study programmes, we will move forward in carrying out our plans to become a fully-fledged university in 2018. This is in keeping with our vision to become a top 5 educational institution in finance and banking by 2019, therefore we must strive beyond producing skilled graduates and also focus on the knowledge aspect. Moreover, it was this belief that led us to offer a doctorate degree so as to concentrate on research as well as new findings related to the finance and banking sector; however, it will only be made possible once we become a fully-fledged university.
Perbanas Institute is also undertaking concrete measures to develop a new campus which is currently being handled by members of our foundation, thus we are analysing the various ways in which we can utilise the land. The land itself is 3 hectares so we can only focus on making vertically-designed buildings and we are expecting a final announcement towards the end of this year (2016).