48 years since its establishment, Sunan Ampel State Institute of Islamic Studies, better known as IAIN Sunan Ampel has fairly successfully achieved much in terms of its academic and administrative programs. But in order to pursue further achievement, IAIN Sunan Ampel is now ready to reorganize itself both academically and administratively. IAIN Sunan Ampel is committed to serve the community especially through the realization of the vision and the mission that it has been identical with, namely to become the centre of excellence for the multidisciplinary and competitive study of Islam and its sciences. In line with this, the institute will continue organizing programs that have been part of its agenda all along such as education, research, community service, and graduate’s quality assurance. All these programs will be organized in such a way that our community may well be served and that the vision of the institute may also well be achieved. To this we may add that the institute is also ready to open up new departments, encourage research activities, and look closely how community may be involved in the whole process of developing our education system. We are also ready to employ a new approach in our community service program (KKN), which we call transformative and sustainable approach.
Institutionally speaking, IAIN Sunan Ampel is en route toward developing an integrated system whose management is fully based on the information and communication technology (ICT).
On further note, to make sure that our mission in education may fully be realized our institute will soon establish more centers for research, community development, and quality assurance all of which will be run professionally using the ICT.
Final notes on our optimism must be said. Through the creative efforts of self-reorientation and reorganization coupled with the tireless and hard work of all our staffs, we are confident that IAIN Sunan Ampel has all the capacity to become the world-class university. We trust that we can be at the forefront in education, in academic and intellectual development as well as in nurturing the spiritual values relevant for the transformation and enlightenment of our fellow Indonesians, Muslims and humanity.
May Allah guide us, and may with His guidance we do what is beneficial for ourselves and our community.
Wassalamu’alaikum Wr. Wb.