Azyumardi Azra
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8th Rector of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta
In office
Preceded byQuraish Shihab
Succeeded byKomaruddin Hidayat
Personal details
Born(1955-03-04)4 March 1955
Padang Pariaman, West Sumatra, Indonesia
Died18 September 2022(2022-09-18) (aged 67)
Selangor, Malaysia
SpouseIpah Farihah
Alma materSyarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta
Columbia University

Azyumardi Azra, CBE (4 March 1955 – 18 September 2022)[1] was an Indonesian public intellectual, Muslim scholar and Rector of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta. He graduated from Department of History, Columbia University in 1992. He was known as a prolific books writer; member of advisory board of a number of international organizations such as UN Democracy Fund (UNDEF), International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA). After serving as Rector at Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University Jakarta, he was the Director of Graduate School.

In 2010, he received the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire, an honorary order from the United Kingdom.



Ribbon Distinction Country Date Reference
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Star of Mahaputera, 3rd Class (Indonesian: Bintang Mahaputera Utama)  Indonesia 9 August 2005 [2]
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Commander of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE)  United Kingdom 2010 [3]


  1. ^ Prominent Muslim scholar Azyumardi Azra dies at 67
  2. ^ "Almarhum Prof Azyumardi Azra akan Dimakamkan di TMP Kalibata". 18 September 2022.
  3. ^ "Azyumardi Azra". 28 May 2019.