Rector of UIN Antasari, Welcomed the 6th BUAF Participants Arrivals, coming from various corners of Kalimantan

From left to right: Vice Rector of UINSI Samarinda for Student Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. HM Abzar Duraiesa, M.Ag., WR UIN Antasari Bid. KK Dr. Irfan Noor, M. Hum, Rector of UIN Antasari Prof. Dr. H. Mujiburrahman, MA, Rector of IAIN Palangkaraya Dr. H. Khairil Anwar, M.Ag., WR IAIN Pontianak Bid. KK Dr. Abdul Mukti Ro’uf, MA, and WR IAIN Palangkaraya Bid. KK Dr. Sadiani, MH symbolically opened the 6th BUAF together (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)


BANJARMASIN – Around 79 students from various parts of Kalimantan came to Campus 1 of Antasari State Islamic University. Many have traveled thousands of kilometers overland, some even arrived in South Kalimantan in 2 days.

They are the participants of the 6th Borneo Undergraduate Academic Forum (BUAF), from 4 State Islamic Religious Universities. Namely UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris (UINSI) Samarinda (East Kalimantan), IAIN Palangkaraya (Central Kalimantan), IAIN Pontianak (West Kalimantan), and the host of UIN Antasari Banjarmasin.

The Rector of UIN Antasari Prof. Dr. H. Mujiburrahman, MA, admitted that he was touched by the arrival of the students of knowledge, who were willing to come all the way to participate in scientific activities.

“As the Arabic poetry says, the level of struggle determines what quality you get. But no one swims huh? If those from Surakarta came by plane, thank you for coming here too,” said the Rector during the opening remarks at the Mastur Jahri Auditorium, which was greeted with applause from the invited guests, Tuesday, September 6, 2022 (Photo: Humas/Yulida Rifani)


Yes, not only around Kalimantan, there was one participant who deliberately came from Central Java. She is Kiranda Okti Eka Putri, 7th Semester Islamic Banking Student at UIN Raden Mas Said.

She was also proud to be present at this meeting, which presented papers related to Islamic economics and business in facing the challenges of the pandemic.

“The feeling is really extraordinary, I can be the furthest participant too, the others are in Kalimantan Island, I am from outside Kalimantan myself,” said Kiranda when interviewed by Public Relations on the sidelines of the event.

Kiranda also dared to come here to gain experience in the field of writing, let alone meet many fellow goals, to gain knowledge from experienced presenters.

Yes, because some of the invited speakers come from abroad, including domestic lecturers who have international capacities.

They are Dr. Norshahril Saat, Ph.D. (Yusof Ishak Institute Singapore), Dr. Aiza Maslan (Universiti Sains Malaysia), Prof. Dr. Masdar Hilmy, MA (UIN Sunan Ampel Surabaya), and from UIN Antasari there is Ahmad Muhajir, Ph.D. and M. Iqbal, Ph.D.

Furthermore, for 2 days, a conference was held on the presentation of 79 papers selected by 102 submitted works. The details are 22 from IAIN Pontianak, 14 from IAIN Palangkaraya, 25 from UIN Antasari, and 17 from UIN Sultan Aji Muhammad Idris.

“The scientific passion of these students, which is reflected in the papers they write, is proof that Covid-19 is not an obstacle, in fact it is an opportunity for them to research, write, and publish their scientific works,” said the Vice Rector of UIN Antasari. Student Affairs and Cooperation Dr. Irfan Noor, M. Hum., when delivering the committee report (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)


As is known, BUAF was born from the idea of ​​PTKIN officials in Kalimantan, one of whom is Prof. Dr. H. Mujiburrahman, MA, who at that time served as Deputy Rector of IAIN Antasari.

Then, BUAF has been held in rotation at 4 PTKIN since 2016, and again after being affected by the pandemic in 2020, which in 2022 takes the theme “Religion and Resilience: Covid-19 Crisis and the Future”.

Peserta dari IAIN Palangkaraya sedang bersiap mengikuti acara (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Participants from IAIN Palangkaraya are preparing to take part in the event (Photo:Humas/YulidaRifani)
Perwakilan Putri Antasari Siti Salwa saat menjadi pemandu acara (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Representative of Putri Antasari Siti Salwa as the host of the event (Photo:Humas/YulidaRifani)


Perwakilan peserta dari UIN Antasari di BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Representatives of participants from UIN Antasari at the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)
Penampilan tarian khas daerah Banjar di BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Dance performances typical of the Banjar area at the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)
Perwakilan civitas academica IAIN Palangkaraya di BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Representatives of the IAIN Palangkaraya academic community at the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/YulidaRifani)


Perwakilan mahasiswa UIN Antasari saat mengikuti BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Hadi Rustami
Representatives of UIN Antasari students attending the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/HadiRustami)
Perwakilan mahasiswa UIN Antasari saat mengikuti BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Representatives of UIN Antasari students attending the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)
Penyerahan kenang-kenangan BUAF ke-6 kepada Dr. H. Muhammad Abzar Duraesa, M.Ag (WR UIN Samarinda) oleh Rektor UIN Antasari (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
 Handing over of the 6th BUAF mementos to PTKIN leaders throughout Kalimantan, one of which was to WR UINSI Bid. KK Dr. H. Muhammad Abzar Duraesa, M.Ag by the Rector of UIN Antasari (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)
The symbol of the inauguration of the 6th BUAF participants by the Vice Rector of UIN Antasari Bid. KK Dr. Irfan Noor, M. Hum. (Photo: Public Relations/Yulida Rifani)
Dr. Aiza Maslan from Universiti Sains Malaysia as a resource person at the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Hadi Rustami) The participants are female students
Para peserta dari mahasiswi IAIN Palangkaraya antusias mengikuti BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
IAIN Palangkaraya enthusiastically participates in the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida  Rifani
Head of LP2M Dr. Zainal Abidin, M.Ag. (left) and Head of UPKK Dr. Taufik Hidayat, M.Psi., Psychologist attending the Opening of the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani) 
Karo Administrasi Umum, Perencanaan, Keuangan, dan Kepegawaian UIN Antasari Dr. H. Adnan Nota, M.A. (kiri) - Foto-Humas-Hadi Rustami
(Left) Karo of General Administration, Planning, Finance, and Personnel of UIN Antasari Dr. H. Adnan Nota, MA (Photo:Humas/Hadi Rustami )
Karo Administrasi Akademik, Kemahasiswaan, dan Kerja Sama Drs. H. Rijalul Faqih, M.Si. saat menghadiri pembukaan BUAF ke-6 (Foto-Humas-Yulida Rifani)
Karo Academic Administration, Student Affairs, and Cooperation Drs. H. Rijalul Faqih, M.Sc. while attending the opening of the 6th BUAF (Photo:Humas/Yulida Rifani)