Islamic Higher Education and its Role in National Economic Development


  • Hasbi Indra Post graduate, Ibn Khaldun University Bogor
  • Hendri Tanjung Post graduate, Ibn Khaldun University Bogor
  • M. Kholil Nawawi Departement of Islamic Education, Ibn Khaldun University Bogor.


Islamic higher education, challenges, economy, integrated methods


The paper explores the role of Islamic Higher Education (IHE) in helping national economic development.  The nation’s economy which has experienced a decline as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in an increase of unemployment and poverty. currently, the government debt is more than 7,700 trillion rupiah, which has already been a burden on the people. IHE as a part of the national education system must become a constructive part of the development and also take a responsibility for the nation's problems. IHE in this country must take its role in shaping its students to be part of the nation's potential resources to overcome national economic problems. This study uses a qualitative method by reviewing of resources from journals, books, and other documents. As a result, not all students are really prepared to face and to overcome the challenges of national building.  They do not have a broad insight into economy, and entrepreneurial character and competence.  Due to lack of these qualities, IHE needs to improve the quality of its students through an implementation of a curriculum that has an integrated learning system.




How to Cite

Hasbi Indra, Hendri Tanjung, & M. Kholil Nawawi. (2024). Islamic Higher Education and its Role in National Economic Development. Kurdish Studies, 12(1), 336–349. Retrieved from