The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) is the manifestation of one of the major aspirations of Muslim scholars in Malaysia to have an Islamic university in Malaysia to lead the Muslim ummah in all branches of knowledge. The Kuala Lumpur Campus at Persiaran Duta houses the International Institute of Islamic Civilisation and Malay World (ISTAC). The centre for Foundation Studies is located in Kuantan and Gambang, in the state of Pahang. The population of IIUM students is about 26,000 students (20,000 undergraduates and 6,000 postgraduates) coming from 117 countries. To date IIUM has 91,267 alumni.