4568 new students of Unisma joinednew student orientation in the front yard of the University of Islam Malang(Unisma), Sunday (1/8). In his speech, the rector of Unisma, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri, M.Si, invited new students to be the pioneers of world peace. New students must take the role to dispel the contents of racism and radicalism which later had caused divisions or fractions in Indonesian society.
“Our campus is a multicultural campus, a campus that raises the motto Islamas amercy to all creations (rahmatanlilalamin). We have to come to offer solutions to various phenomena that have already happened,” said Prof. Maskuri.
Prof. Maskuri also added that Unisma new students as the young generationmust be ready to be a pioneer in the integrated advancement such as through strengthening literacy, both scientific, cultural, and technological literacy. These points must be held by new students to face the challenges of globalization.
In 2019, the number of Unisma new students increased by 15 percent compared to the previous year. All new students have been accepted through a rigorous selection. Unisma also accepted 43 foreign students from 15 different countries namely the United States, Belgium, Tajikistan, Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Egypt, Palestine, Sudan, Yemen, Syria, Congo, Gambia, Brunei Darussalam and Timor Leste.