For two months, School of Business and Management ITB had an opportunity to welcome a visiting professor from Durham University, Professor Muhammed Shahid Ebrahim. Professor Ebrahim arrived in Indonesia at the beginning of May and began his work at SBM. He held a lecture session on Islamic Financial System for Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in Management, and Doctoral Science in Management programs.
Professor Ebrahim experienced Ramadhan and Eid Al-Fitr vibes during his stay in Bandung. Mr. Ahmad Dhanu invited Professor Ebrahim to join his family for Eid celebration. During Eid holidays, He showed Professor Ebrahim a couple of tourist spots around Bandung such as Ciwidey and Kawah Putih.
In order to broaden the perspective of Islamic Finance in Business Risk and Finance Department, Professor Ebrahim conducted some discussion with subject to the Islamic Finance Research Direction. The discussion was also joined by Mr. Lukman Arbi, PhD, visiting researcher in in Islamic Finance CAR ITB. By the end of this session, it was decided which topics would be significant to future research and Islamic finance development.
In collaboration with the Mathematics Departments, SBM ITB open a Seminar on Islamic Finance. This seminar is open for public and have more than 30 attendees. Several Professors from the Mathematics Department also appeared on this event and wished to have continued the collaboration for Islamic Finance related topic.
To conclude, the visit was productive and create future opportunities for SBM ITB, Mathematics Department and Durham University for further collaboration.