Chairman Board of Directors of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
Malaysia
Contribution to Society
2017

The “Contribution to Society” award recognises YBhg Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak for his transformational work in the field of education.

YBhg Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak is the Chairman, Board of Directors of USIM after being the inaugural holder of the Chair of Islamic Leadership. YBhg Professor Tan Sri Dato’ was the first Malaysian and fourteenth president of the International Association of Universities (IAU) a UNESCO affiliated organisation based in Paris. 

Recently YBhg Professor Tan Sri Dato’ was awarded the prestigious Gilbert Award 2017 for his “long term commitment to an integrated approach to internationalisation”. YBhg Professor Tan Sri Dato’ is known to be distinctive in his willingness to challenge western knowledge systems and to support the development and dissemination of alternative views on science, philosophy and education.

A prolific author, his book “Nurturing A Balanced Human Person – The Leadership Challenge” won the 2016 National Book Award.

The Asia HRD Awards Committee is honoured to bestow upon Professor Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Abdul Razak the “Contribution to Society Award 2017” for his work in the field of education.