Industry: Educational Services
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), established in 1983 with a mission to integrate values and professional ethics in its curricula, aims to provide excellent education to Malaysians and international citizens. Today IIUM admits more than 20,000 students from 96 countries, stretching from Africa, Middle East, Europe and Asia. A few years ago the University decided to position itself as a premier research-based university in the region and subsequently developed a number of key strategies. The BSC was adopted to facilitate strategy execution. Communication of the university's new vision and each faculty and staff member's understanding of his contribution to that vision was an early result. In four years, grants increased more than 400%, patents doubled, publications nearly tripled, and faculty recognized as experts in their respective fields grew from less than 10% to 40%. “The BSC is an effective and comprehensive tool to help us be strategy-focused, fact based, and process-excellence oriented so that we may realize our vision” says Dr. Syed Arabi Idid, Vice Chancellor. “Through the BSC, every individual understands how important his or her contribution is to the overall performance of the University.” IIUM is the first university in Asia Pacific, and the first organization in Malaysia, to be inducted into the Hall of Fame.