Dr Sutan Emir is an assistant professor and academic advisor for Islamic Banking and Finance at the University College of Bahrain (UCB). At the UCB, Dr. Hidayat is also a member of the Academic Research Committee (ARC) and Examination Committee (EC). He joined UCB in September 2007 after spending two academic years at the International Islamic College Malaysia (IIC) as the lecturer and subject coordinator for Islamic Finance courses. In addition, Dr. Hidayat is also a part time lecturer for Islamic Accounting Standards (AAOIFI) at the Centre of Islamic Finance, Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). In BIBF, Dr. Hidayat also serves as a member of the advisory committee for the Centre of Islamic Finance and External Research Associates.
Dr. Hidayat obtained both his PhD in Islamic Banking and Finance in 2013 and his MBA in Islamic Banking and Finance in 2005 both from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Dr. Hidayat is actively engaged with academic research in his field. He has presented several papers at international conferences held by the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) (2007, 2008, 2011), Qatar Foundation (2011), AAOIFI - World Bank Annual Conference on Islamic Banking and Finance (2011 and 2012), GRM 2012 at University of Cambridge, UK and other reputable conferences. In 2014, one of his co-authored research papers was accepted for presentation at the 11th University Forum on Islamic Finance which was held on April 25-27, 2014 at Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, the USA. Dr. Hidayat also writes articles that regularly appear in the Islamic Finance News (IFN-Red Money), and one of his articles was also published in the Global Islamic Finance Magazine, UK and The Bahrain Banker (Winter 2012). He is also a sector correspondent for Takaful and Retakaful, IFN (Red Money).
Dr. Hidayat has published several research papers in peer reviewed international journals. Among them are the Journal of Economics and Finance, CCSE, the International Research Journal of Finance and Economics, the International SAMANM Journal of Finance and Accounting, the Journal of US-China Public Administration, the Journal of Pedagogical and Innovations and other reputable journals. In addition, he is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, Emerald Publishing Ltd, UK and a member of the editorial board of SAMANM Group research publications.
During his academic career, he also contributed chapters to three books entitled "Issues in Islamic Management: Theories and Practices" (IIUM Press, 2011), "Muhammadiyah dan tantangan abad baru" (Matan press, KL, 2010) and "Islamic Capital Markets, Products, Regulation and Development" (IRTI-IDB, 2008). He has also contributed articles to reputable Indonesian newspapers. During his stay in Bahrain, Dr. Hidayat managed to completely supervise 8 MBA theses and 5 graduation projects (NYIT-Bahrain) and examined 5 MBA theses and 3 graduation projects both as an Internal and external examiners.
In early 2013, Dr. Hidayat was contributed to developing examination questions for CIPA professional certificates offered by the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). In addition, he also worked with the External Validation Committee for Advanced Diploma in Islamic Commercial Jurisprudence at BIBF. Furthermore, he is an active member of the Indonesian community serving as the Vice-President of Indonesian Community in Bahrain (Nov 2012-Oct20013) and a commissioner of the special task force for the 2014 Indonesian general election to be held in Bahrain. He also teaches part time at the Islamic Online University (IOU) and the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)-Bahrain. Lastly, He is currently the chairman for the Association of Indonesian Islamic Economists (IAEI)-Bahrain