The Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA was nominated for the Global Islamic Finance Award, GIFA 2019 for the Market Leadership Award 2019 - Education in Islamic Banking and Finance Category by the Cambridge International Finance Advisor, IFA, United Kingdom. Founded by Edbiz Corporation in 2011, GIFA is one of the most prestigious award in the global Islamic banking and finance.

Held at Westin Cape Town, South Africa, the award was received by Doctor Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal, the Rector of UNISSA and Doctor Abdul Nasir bin Haji Abdul Rani, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance, FEKIm, UNISSA. The nomination is a significant recognition of major global industries for the achievements of UNISSA in the development of Islamic banking and finance studies pioneered by FEKIm. The nomination also signified that UNISSA is equivalent to other international IPT, and has the potential to lead Islamic banking and finance studies at the global level.

Source: Radio Television Brunei