FH Lecturer Conducts Collaborative Research and Teaching with Two Universities in Malaysia

Alfons Zakaria conducted joint research

Malaysia – Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Brawijaya University, Alfons Zakaria., S.H., LLM, is running a Lecturer Program with Out of Campus Activities in November-December 2023 at two Malaysian universities, namely Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM).

The three main activities carried out by Alfons include joint research with researchers from Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, joint publications and teaching at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

This program, which was initiated by the International Relations Office FHUB, is a concrete form of implementation of the faculty and university’s strategic plan in the form of international recognition and accelerated publication.

Alfons Zakaria conducted joint research

“This activity is a follow-up to FHUB agreement with the Faculty of Sharia and Law USIM, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Islamic Studies UKM, FHUB has an MoA with these three institutions and this program not only supports IKU but is also in line with strategic plan stage 2, namely international recognition. Moreover, this activity increases knowledge for each party involved, especially in the context of comparative law,” said Alfons Zakaria.

The research theme developed by the research team is Bribery in Elections: from the Perspective of Islamic Law and the Acts, in general the research discusses the act of giving money during general elections which is studied based on Islamic law and existing regulations in Indonesia.

Alfons added that “The outcome that we also want to achieve is publication in a reputable international journal, so that the impact of this research is not only for UB and USIM internally, but also for the development of criminal law,” he said.

Alfons gives lectures at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Not only conducting research, Alfons also delivered lectures at the Faculty of Law, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with the theme presented is the development of criminal law in Indonesia. Meanwhile, at the Faculty of Islamic Studies UKM, lectures are held regarding the application of Islamic criminal law in Indonesia.

UKM welcomed the lectures delivered by the lecturers from FHUB since the program would directly increase international reputation and on the other hand students would gain a new understanding of the criminal law system in Indonesia.

This program will not stop for just one year, FHUB makes international cooperation a priority agenda to improve UB’s reputation. The IKU achieved through this program is IKU 3 through lecturers who work outside the Study Program and IKU 6, namely international collaboration with the Undergraduate of Law Study Program. (iro/FH PR/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir)