The Institute of Islamic Studies was created on November 22, 1973 by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 342, as an integral of the Philippine Center for Advanced Studies (PCAS). With the abolition of the Center by Executive Order No. 543 issued by the President of the Philippines, on July 9, 1979, the Institute was re-established as a separate unit of the University.
It aims to provide university students, both Muslims and non-Muslims, the opportunity to participate more fully in national life and development.More especially, it intends to create deeper understanding and rapport between the Muslims of the Philippines and the rest of the University of the Philippines and the national community.
“To be the premier center of Islamic Studies in the Asia-Pacific region.”
Program Mission / Aims
To design and implement Islamic Studies academic programs embracing foundational, disciplinal, and contemporary developments in the Asia-Pacific region
To highlight the role of Islam as a transformative framework of development
To serve as the research venue for scholarly engagements in Islamic Studies, Muslim societies and cultures
To provide university students, both Muslims and non-Muslims, opportunities to participate in nation building, public service and international engagement
To foster deeper understanding amongst the peoples of the Asia-Pacific region