International Conference on International Studies (ICIS)

About ICIS


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The International Conference on International Studies (ICIS) is proud to announce the unveiling of its new permanent logo as part of the on-going efforts of rebranding ICIS bi-annual conference organized by the School of International Studies (SoIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The new logo incorporates a distinctive set of symbol, shape and color, and each signifies different meaning and connotation. The launching of the new ICIS logo also serves as a milestone for the Conference since its inception in 2005. It is a fervent hope that ICIS will evolve and progress towards becoming one of the prestigious international conferences in the field of International Studies.

Its design integrates the official logo of UUM, a premier public tertiary institution in the northern region of the country that aims to become ‘The Eminent Management University’ as its main identity.


The logo circular form represents the most basic identity of ICIS as a platform where academics, students, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners can get together to form a vibrant network of scholarship community and deliberate vital issues at the domestic and international levels.


The ICIS acronym represents the Malaysian identity, as both the colors and the silhouettes constitute the national flag of this country.


The integration of multicolored stripes in black, red, yellow and green in the logo represents diversity and internationalism. Three of these colors are the colors of the Kedah flag, the state where ICIS is originated from. More specifically, black represents strength and authority; green symbolizes nature, prosperity, freshness, and progress; yellow signifies warmth, exuberance, and positivity; red serves to accentuate energy, determination and passion. The green color is also essential as it represents the identity and tagline of UUM - ‘A University in a Green Forest’.