Vol 1, No 1 (2020) — editorial

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/​1​0​.​1​7​9​7​7​/​u​m​0​6​0​.​2​0​2​0​v​1pi

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