The Local and International Relations Department was officially established in the year 2022. The department is responsible for managing and developing relationships between an organization and external stakeholders both locally and internationally. By collaborating with international universities, government ministries, and local institutions, the department helps to promote academic cooperation and advance the university's global reputation.

The department's responsibility to negotiate and finalize MOUs with international universities and local institutions is a critical task that helps to facilitate joint research projects, exchange programs for students and staff, and other forms of academic cooperation. These agreements help to build strong partnerships that benefit all stakeholders involved, including students, faculty, and staff.

In addition to establishing MOUs, the department plays a vital role in responding to letters from external parties, arranging meetings, and moderating or facilitating requested seminars and workshops. The department also organizes international and local workshops, seminars, and forums in collaboration with established universities and institutions to promote cultural exchange, diversity, and global citizenship.

The department's efforts also provide opportunities for students and academic staffs to engage in international experiences and learn about other cultures, which is a valuable asset in today's globalized world. Moreover, the department organizes and conducts educational training to different islands and schools according to their needs, which helps to ensure that all stakeholders are included and benefit from the university's academic resources.

Overall, the Local and International Relations Department plays a crucial role in fostering international partnerships and promoting academic cooperation between institutions. Their efforts ensure that relationships are maintained and strengthened, which benefits all stakeholders involved and helps to advance the university's global reputation.

Dr. Aishath Shina 
Acting Director

Aishath Zamha Nizar
Senior Administrative Officer 

Vision Statement:

To be a leading department in promoting global and local academic cooperation, fostering cultural exchange and diversity, and facilitating international experiences for students, faculty, and staff.

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to establish and maintain strong partnerships with universities, ministries, and institutions locally and internationally, and to promote academic cooperation, cultural exchange, and diversity through MOUs and international events. We are committed to fostering global citizenship and providing international opportunities for students while enhancing academic resources through educational training. Through our efforts, we aim to enhance the university's global reputation by fostering partnerships and academic cooperation between institutions.

  1. Establish and maintain partnerships with international universities, government ministries, and local institutions for academic cooperation and global citizenship.
  2. Negotiate MOUs for joint research, student and staff exchange, and academic collaboration.
  3. Respond to external requests and facilitate seminars and workshops.
  4. Organize international events to promote cultural exchange and diversity.
  5. Provide international opportunities for students to learn about other cultures.
  6. Conduct educational training to enhance academic resources and promote cooperation.
  7. Enhance university's global reputation through fostering partnerships and academic cooperation.
International MOU
  1. International Arees University ( Sudan)
  2. Islamic Forum for International Humanitarian Law (Qatar)
  3. International Institute of Islamic Thoughts
  4. International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  5. Islamic Research and Training Institute
  6. Aligarh Muslim University
  7. International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  9. KOLEJ Universiti islam antarbangsa Selangor (KUIS)
  10. INTI International University & Colleges
  11. The OSLO AL-DEEN University College
  12. The KUNOOZ University College (KUC)
  13. Üsküdar University
  14. International Islamic University Malaysia
  15. Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  16. International Union of Universities, Istanbul
  17. Krirk University
  18. London School of Management Education
  19. Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam (STAI) Ibnu Sina Batam
  20. Universitas Islam Negeri Fatmawati Sukarno
  21. Institut Agama Islam Negeri Kerinci
  22. Institute Agama Islam Negeri Ponorogo
  23. Chandigrh University       
Local MOU
  1. IUM Holding 
  2. MNU (library loan hidhumai dhinumuge ehbasvun)
  3. Capital Market Development Authority
  4. MIB (Charity fund manage kurumah havaalukurun)
  5. Ministry of Youth Sports and Community Empaverment
  6. Civil Service Commission
  7. Institute of Chartered Accountants of Maldives
  8. Local Government Authority
  9. Fuvahmulah Atoll Council -MOU
  10. Ministry of Higher Education - MOU
  11. Fonadhoo Council Idhaaraa
  12. Ministry of Islamic Affairs 
  13. Ministry of Islamic Affairs 
  14. Maldives broadcasting commission
  15. Anti-Corruption Commission