Managing Director


The vision, mission, and strategic focus of the Ixcel Centre for Professional Studies (ICPS) have inspired me in fundamental ways and continue to inform my own vision and priorities for the Institution.

Following are some vital areas that guide the Institute’s focus and help it strive towards success

The mission of the Ixcel is to offer strategic and competitive opportunities for education, learning, and discovery of new knowledge that are valuable to a diverse population of students in a real-world setting and that are recognized locally, nationally, regionally and globally. The Institution offers a full range of programmes at the Professional levels.

In addition, it embraces a broad research and consultancy agenda hinged on strategic and collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders. Our partners include, but are not limited to, other educational institutions – both national and international; government agencies; the private sector; non-governmental agencies; civil society; and community-based organizations – among others. The objectives of our partnerships are to serve society and to impact the world. Stakeholder Values.

The Institution’s primary goal is to become a globally recognized institution that is responsive to global challenges at the local level – thinking globally while acting locally. The Institution will deploy its resources in identifying and responding to the social, economic, and cultural challenges affecting the quality of life in local and world communities through education, training, research, and service. Strategic Focus.

Towards Institutional Excellence: IXCEL will continually strive towards academic excellence in all its graduate, research, professional and other programmers. Towards Inclusive Diversity – The Institution will continually strive to attract, recruit, and retain a diverse body of both students and staff that mirrors its own global citizenship.

On Research: Towards achieving the goals of responding to social, economic, and cultural challenges, IXCEL will maintain its focus on creation and dissemination of new knowledge through research, through which it will enrich the educational experiences of its students and the academic goals of its faculty.

On Partnerships: IXCEL will continue to pursue collaboration with its alumni, the local business community, local and national governments, development agencies, and other educational institutions – among other stakeholders.

On Faculty and Staff:  IXCEL will foster a proactive faculty and staff recruitment, training, and retention strategy that recognizes the pivotal role of this most valuable resource. The focus will be to provide them with enhanced access to globally competitive career opportunities.

On Accountability: IXCEL will continue the culture of administrative efficiency that fosters integrity through prudent use of resources.

Strategic Goals:  To become a nationally and globally competitive research university as measured by some of the world’s most credible evaluators; To produce a student profile consistent with the world’s competitive private research by creating and maintaining an environment conducive to student success; The Institution will strive towards fulfilling local, national, and regional workforce needs as it also endeavors to become the primary engine for social, economic, cultural, and intellectual development;

Resource Competitiveness: In recognition of resource as the key driver of success, IXCEL will continually strive to build a strong resource base that will enable it to accomplish its stated mission and strategic objectives and to realize its vision.

Managing Director
Ahmed Shafiu.


Ixcel Centre for Professional studies

Rep of Maldives 


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