Transformation Institut to University

Among the reasons for the six leaders now to fight UIN IAIN to UIN is:
1.  Changing the status of the institute to the University, they can develop a program of study and faculty they can develop courses and faculties non religious or general faculty that allows graduates IAIN / UIN gain wider access to search for jobs.

2.   To integrate the knowledge of religion and general knowledge, which for dichotomous in nature with implication the undesirable.

Dichotomous grouping between science universally recognized there are three kinds, namely knowledge sciences, social sciences and sciences humanities .. the other hand, the Muslims developed the science of religion Islam with Ushuluddin branches of science, the science of Islamic sciences tarbiyah, proselytizing science and science culture.

Given these two types of knowledge then there was a dichotomy between science and religion. Dichotomous grouping such broad impact, and ultimately realized by the Muslims that they less of other people.

Efforts to Integrate Social Science and religion "Science" Changes IAIN to UIN denotes a more advanced consciousness process. During this time the campus IAIN considered that produce new religious teachers, substitute imam of the mosque, takmir, and performers recitation. This stigma perspection when Alumni IAIN not develop because the certificate produced is not standard demanded by the market. We can not deny that, the desire in every graduation is their orientation can get a decent job.

UIN formation is part of an effort to integrate a variety of science to eliminate the dichotomy between public science and theology. This was considered necessary in an effort to provide basic ethics of Islam for the sake of the development of science and technology and at the same time also trying to implement the teachings of Islam professionally in social life. 

Changes IAIN to UIN is the result and the efforts of Muslim scholars long and tiring starts from the Academy of the Department of Theology (ADIA) from the year 1957 to 1960. Later in the year 1960-1963 turned into one part of the faculty at IAIN Yogyakarta. Finally IAIN Syarif Hidayatullah (which began in 1963) turned into UIN with the Presidential Decree No. 31, 2002.

The development of Islamic higher education with the changes in the IAIN to UIN, also the opening of the Prodi-general at IAIN Prodi, gave rise to new hope for the emergence of a paradigmatic alternative to the development of social sciences in Indonesia. Large discourse integration of religion and science soon emerged as a central theme in the development of social sciences IAIN / UIN. 

Social science which has already developed a strong assumption of the separation of religion and science (differentiation), certainly can not answer the needs of our top integrative scientific paradigm. On the other hand, the idea of ​​a sort of paradigm of Islamitation of social sciences is raising more complicated problems that can actually inhibit the development of social sciences. Therefore, may be required of other more promising paradigm to address this issue.

The development of technology and science, including social science is so rapid, have a considerable influence on human consciousness neighbor religious phenomenon. Religion to the present era can no longer be approached and understood only through the theological-normative approach solely. But more than that. the paradigm of understanding of religion leads to openness and transparency in the association in the world.

There is a fear for some individuals, groups, changes UIN an event secularism against religion faculty, maybe they have a reason. But for me, it is not strong, because this change a problem on religion in the face of social problems. If we may quote the explanation that say by al-Afghani, changes a must for openness, to accept what is in give by Western modernity. 

The main purpose is not imitation, but the master of science and technology the West as well as reaching the legal difference (diversity law), but remained on the circle "back to the Qur'an and Sunnah". Modern society, objective scientific paradigms built by metodologi based paradigm of empirical and real. While religion as things that express subjective feelings and emotional and moral judgment. 

Both have their respective roles, but the most important is that both should not be mixed. The fact that the objective views of science, whereas Sufism, emotional, and moral values ​​into the fields of culture and religion. two that has significance in life is to dialogue, so that there is harmony in the cosmos and cosmic manage this.

Along the way, there are still pros and cons in this change. Questions appear Islamic  of science is it necessary?