Dr. Ridzwan Bakar, a professional academic from the Faculty of Management (FOM) was invited as Visiting Academic at Telkom University Bandung, Indonesia, and Badan Wakaf Indonesia (BWI), recently. Dr. Ridzwan delivered a public lecture entitled “Global Finance Markets and Islamic Social Finance: Prospects and Challenges”, which was attended by more than 270 participants including practitioners, academic staff, and students at Telkom University. Dr. Ridzwan also had the opportunity to meet with the Vice-Rector Academic of the university to discuss further on future collaborations that could be held for both universities.

Dr. Ridzwan was also invited as the main guest for the launching of Asosiasi Nazir Indonesia (ANI) by Indonesia Wakaf Board (BWI) in Jakarta. He contributed to the idea of the waqf expert programme and observed the professional assessment of waqf managers the next day. MMU and Malaysian waqf experts have been recognised at the international level to boost global waqf aspirations.