IKI Academy Launches Program in Islamic Thought & Integration of Knowledge

IKI Academy Launches Program in Islamic Thought & Integration of Knowledge

The Institute of Knowledge Integration (IKI) launched its first certified postgraduate online higher educational program in Islamic Thought & Integration of Knowledge, with the support from IIIT, and as a joint project of Institute of Knowledge Integration (Georgia) and Association of Educational Development (Ukraine). The Orientation Day was held online on Saturday, May 29th.

Dr. Ahmad Totonji, IIIT Vice-President, opened the event with his welcoming speech followed by Dr. Omar Hasan Kasule, IIIT General Secretary who presented a lecture titled “Tauhid as the Basis for Integration of Knowledge.” During the orientation, Dr. Ildus Rafikov, Managing Director of the IKI Academy informed the faculty and students about the main features of the educational program, while practical issues were addressed by Dr. Elmira Akhmetova, Deputy Director of Academic Affairs.

Program courses include Methodology of Scientific Research and Concept Formation; Islamic Civilization in World History; Islamic Epistemology and Critical Thinking; Tafsir; and Sociology of Religion and Culture. There are fifty students from twenty one countries including from the CIS area (Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan), South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand), Africa (The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia), the EU countries (Spain, Norway) and other parts of the world from the Caribbean to the Far East.

Working in online teaching mode through e-learning portal with synchronous and asynchronous classes, IKI Academy also plans to continue the series of CIS lectures, inviting world renowned scholars as guest lecturers and organizing onsite events. Further information on IKI Academy is available on the official website of the project: ( The mission of the project is to provide postgraduate education in Islamic studies from an integrated and interdisciplinary perspective to promote the development of human knowledge, dignity, and respect in modern society.