The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) was officially established on the 23rd of May 1983. The University received its ‘Establishment Order’ from His Majesty the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Haji Ahmad Shah Al-Mustai’n Billah, after an exchange of Diplomatic Notes of co-sponsorship between the Government of Malaysia and a number of Muslim Governments as well as the OIC.
IIUM has a 700 acre campus at Gombak, Selangor. The original campus in Petaling Jaya has been converted to a matriculation centre known as Centre For Foundation Studies (CFS) for Science and Law students. Besides the Gombak campus, IIUM has four other campuses at Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Kuantan and Johor.
IIUM has 13 faculties with two unique faculties; the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) and the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS) and other faculties offering disciplines of Engineering, Dentistry, Nursing, Allied Health Sciences, Architecture, Information Technology, Biomedical Science, Biotechnology, Economy and Management Sciences.
IIUM is particularly well-known in Malaysia for its extensive law library and research centre as well as producing top-class university debaters.