President / CEO Profile


Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Mizan Bin Mohammad Aslam
President and CEO
Islamic University College of Perlis

Associate Professor Mohd Mizan bin Mohammad Aslam is the first President & CEO of the Islamic university College of Perlis (KUIPs). He is a former Director of the Sustainable Development Unit, University Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP) and also a senior lecturer at the Centre for Communication Technology and Human Development (PTKPI) since 2003. He graduated from the University of Malaya with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Syariah Law and Master of Arts in Islamic Civilization and History of Education. He obtained his doctorate (PhD) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in the field of strategic studies.

He is particularly interested in the field of strategic studies and conflict resolution. Incidents of violence and anarchy that are taking place around the world, especially the Islamic world, have made him very critical of the situation and he has articulated his ideas and proffered solutions related to this issue. Muslims’ failure to distinguish between justice seeking and freedom of struggle with terrorism and extremism is the main subject of his research.


Mizan introduced the theory of 'typology of radicalism' hierarchy, a theory that helps classify how an individual acts and the transformation in his daily activities as ordinary follower to activist until he becomes a terrorist. His research interest has received much attention and has been used as a reference by the Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) and related agencies.

Mizan started his career as a lecturer at the Management and Science University (MSU) before joining UniMAP in 2003. Prior to his career with MSU, he was a teacher in a secondary school (SMAP), a secondary-school student who obtained 5 principals in the STPM examination in 1995 and became one of the top students in Malaysia. He also achieved outstanding honours during his degree and masters level studies. He collected six major awards during his PhD studies such as the New Zealand Study Abroad Award (NZPSAA) 2007 and 2008, Best Research Paper Waikato University 2008, PhD Submission Award 2009 and ‘Victoria-School of Government Research Award’ 2008 and 2009.

His return to Malaysia after completing his PhD with distinction allowed him to be entrusted to manage UNIMAP Sustained Development Unit until 2013. In addition, he also held various positions and was interested in various areas related to administrative, spiritual and physical development at UNIMAP. He is also an associate member of the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) and Executive Member of the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) which enabled him to discuss on issues related to policy and security management and global conflict resolution.

He is also a member of the Review Panel of the Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) which oversees the process of accreditation and monitoring of the academic quality and graduates produced in accordance with the aspirations of higher education.

On the principle of 'nothing is impossible' Mizan sees that KUIPs will create unparalleled success if given ample opportunity to grow. The open higher-education arena and competitive nature of the playing field will spur KUIPs to be at the forefront in competing for glory in both the national and international level. Nothing is impossible for KUIPs to become one of the well-known Islamic institutions in the region. Five years from now, KUIPs will create its own glory in order to produce successful people in this world and the hereafter based on the principles of Syumul, Dynamism and Taqwa.


2017 Expert Panel on Deradicalization, appointed by United Nation Interregional Crime Institute (UNICRI)
2017 Senior Felo Counter Narrative for Countering Violent Extrimism (CONCAVE CENTRE).
2017 Academic Advisorory Committee University Technology Petronas (UTP) since June 2017.
2017 Malaysian Technical & Vocational Industry Advisory Panel since January 2017.
2016 Country Expert VARIETIES OF DEMOCRACY (V-DEM), Gothenburg, Sweeden, Since Mac 2016
2016 International Reviewer for International Conference on Islamic Economic, Management, Business and Social Sciences (ICEMABS) 2016, Batam Indonesia.
2016 Founder and Chief Editor for International Journal of Islamic Management (IjiM)
2014 Assessor Asian Islamic University Assurance Quality Assurance (AIUA-QA)
2015 International Reviewer for International Journal of Islamic Higher Education (JAIHI)
2012 Paper Reviewer for The 2nd International Malaysia-Ireland Joint Symposium on Engineering, Science and Business organized by University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia and Athlon Institute of Technology, Ireland.
2011 Editorial Board for Digests Magazine published by School of Communication Technology and Humanities Skills (PTKPI), UniMAP.
2010 Co-Editors for “Strategic Manoeuvres: Security in the Asia-Pacific”. Published by: Centre for Strategic Studies: New Zealand Victoria University of Wellington
2009 Associate Editors for the “International Journal of the Humanities”, Vol.7.No.1. Published by: Common Group International


2017 Forum Panellist, TN50 and National Threat, Organized by Jabatan Perpaduan dan Integrasi Nasional Negeri Perlis, 10 October 2017, Pusat Koreksional Perlis.
2017 Forum Penellist, Unity Among Religious Followers, Organized by Jabatan Perpaduan dan Integrasi Nasional Negeri Kedah Darul Aman, 26 September, Dewan Kenangan Tun Abdul Razak, Baling Kedah.
2014-16 Deputy Chairman of Teachers-Parents Association of Sek Keb Seri Indera Perlis (PIBG)
2012 Panel for ‘Mock Interview’ at MARA Junior Science College (MRSM) in conjunction with Annual Career Day. Where: Pendang, Kedah. Organizer: Ministry of Education (MOE) and MARA.
2012 Speaker for “Advanced Leadership Discourse on Sustainable Education”. Where: Higher Education Leadship Training Academy (AKEPT). When: 04 & 05th July 2012 Organizer: Ministry of Higher Education and University Technology Petronas


1 Founding Committee, National Da’wah Council (MDN) Northern Region.
2 Executive Members of Wold Association of Islamic Business School (WaiBS)
3 Founding Members of Asian Islamic University Association (AIUA)
4 Executive members of International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE)
5 President, Foundation of Anti-Corruption Malaysia (YARM) Perlis.
6 Board of Director The Association of South East Asia Educators (ASEAE)
7 President of Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) Perlis.
8 Executive Members of Peninsular Malaysian Students Association (GPMS)
9 Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA) – National Evaluation Panel
10 Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) – Associate Members.
11 Juror at Wellington High Court, New Zealand on July 2010.
12 Juror at Wellington High Court, New Zealand on April 2008.
13 Peace and Collaborative Development Network-Associate Members
14 “1998 Commonwealth Games” Executive Volunteer-National Level.


2017 Prime Minister Appreciation Certificate, Outstanding Contribution on ‘Jelajah Pendidikan Bumiputra’ (JPB) 2017.
2016 CEO of the Year (Education Leadership), organised by World Sustainable Congress, 05th October Dubai UAE.
2016 Honoury Major Malaysian Armed Forces on the 30th of September by Crown Prince of Perlis.
2011 2011 Excellence Staff Award by University Malaysia Perlis for extended contribution to the development and research at University.
2010 Best Paper Award at the International Conference on the Roles of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Engineering 2010 from University Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia.
2009 New Zealand Post Graduate Study Abroad Award (NZ-PGSAA) 2009 from Education New Zealand
2009 Victoria PhD Submission Award from Victoria University of Wellington
2009 ICAS6 Travel Award for international conference in Daejeon, South Korea from 6-9 August 2009
2009 Graduate Student Assistantship Award to access online version of International Journal of Humanities and Registration Fee Waiver for 7th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities in Beijing, China
2008 “2008 Student Best Presentation Award” at 12th Annual Waikato Management School Research Conference, Waikato Management School, Hamilton, New Zealand
2007 New Zealand Post Graduate Study Abroad Award (NZ-PGSAA) 2007 from Education New Zealand
2005 ICAS4 Travel Award for international conference in Shanghai, China from 20-24th August 2005.
1998 9th Residential College Prime Award, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
1997 Jasa Bakti (Loyal Service) Award, 9th Residential College, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
1996 Tunas Cemerlang (New Prospect) Award, 9th Residential College, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur
1994 “Best Student Malaysia”- Malaysian Higher School Certificate ( 5 Principal A’s), Ministry of Education Malaysia