A Message from the Editors
We are delighted to celebrate the launch of the Nusantara Halal Journal, a new multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original scientific research related to halal science, technology, management, education, religion, and other related aspects.
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 overgrowing, 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 (Senior 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).
Nusantara Halal Journal (NHJ) is a scientific journal which is established by Indonesia-Malaysia Research Consortium (I’MRC) where Universitas Negeri Malang (UM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) are the backbones of the journal. Although Nusantara is used to describe the Southeast Asian Archipelago in this scientific journal, it is hoped that NHJ contributes to Halal awareness and research in Southeast Asia and the world.
We hope Nusantara Halal Journal will become the primary platform for researchers to share findings and discuss all aspects of halal science, technology, management, education, religion, and other related aspetcs in the development of future innovations that will benefit the international community. We are now welcoming submissions for future issues of the journal.
Thank you in advance for your valuable contributions to the Nusantara Halal Journal.
Ahmad Taufiq, Hadi Nur
Editors, Nusantara Halal Journal
Cite this: Nusantara Halal J. 2020, Vol. 1 No. 1 p. i (Article) | Received 20 June 2020 | Published 21 August 2020 | http://dx.doi.org/10.17977/um060.2020v1pi
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