The establishment of the Nusantara Halal Journal


The establishment of the Nusantara Halal Journal started from the visit of Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) delegation to Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) on 21 March 2019 to discuss the research collaboration in Halal research between UM and UTM.

The halal industry is estimated at USD 3 Trillion and is growing rapidly especially in Asia. As a country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia is actively strengthening its halal industry. Accordingly, the setting up of the Halal Center in Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) is seeking a strategic partnership in the related field. The discussion is aimed at identifying the research collaboration and establishment of the Halal Journal.

Also present in the discussion were Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Bafadal (UM Vice Recor), Prof. Dr. Markus Diantoro (Head of Research and Community Services Institute, UM), Prof. Dr. Heri Praktito (Director of Halal Center, UM) and Dr. Evi Eliyanah (Director of International Relations, UM). The UTM representatives are  Prof. Dr. Farahwahida Mohd Yusof (Director of Center of Research for Fiqh Science & Technology), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Arieff Salleh Rosman (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Social and Humanities), Prof. Dr. Hadi Nur (Director of Ibnu Sina Institute for Scientific and Industrial Research), Dr. Mohd. Iskandar Ilyas Tan (CEO of Holisticslab Sdn Bhd), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zaiton Abd Majid (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science), Dr. Mohd Bakri Bakar (Assistant Dean, Faculty of Science). Dr. Razauden Mohamed Zulkifli (Associate Research Fellow CFiRST, Department of Bioscience), Dr. Syazwani Itri Amran (Department of Bioscience) and Dr. Zuhra Junaidi Mohamad Husny Hamid (Holisticslab Sdn Bhd).