UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) high officials got a visit from Autonomous Region of Hui Ningxia, Chine on Wednesday, May 11. UNAIR Rector and Vice Rectors had a meeting with Ma Tingli as the Vice Governor of Ningxia, Yu Hong as the General Consulate of the People’s Republic of China and other Ningxia officials.
The meeting was held in Plenary Meeting Room, Management Office Building UNAIR in order to discuss collaboration between Ningxia University and Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). The collaboration was about research development on medical and economic fields.
In his address, UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak., CMA, hoped that the collaboration plan can support UNAIR in realizing its dream to be a World Class University. “I hope this collaboration can run well to discuss good patterns of international collaboration,” said UNAIR Rector.
Ma Tingli said that when UNAIR was still Nederland Indische Artsen School in 1913, it excelled on medical field. “I am proud that I could come to UNAIR with great 100 years history , it has excellence in researches. So Ningxia wants to learn from Airlangga,” said Ma Tingli through his interpreter, Qin Weifen.
Ma Tingli explained that Ningxia is a region of Hui tribe whose people mostly moslems. Many of them study in Ningxia Medical University because it excels on medical treatment of Chinese traditional, Arabic and Middle East. According to Ma Tingli, the background is suitable with academic community in Indonesia as many of its people are moslems.
“Hui tribe medical field is more than 600 years old, but the university in Ningxia is 40 years left behind UNAIR,” said MA Tingli. So his party hoped that Ningxia could work together in medical field.
As planned, Ma Tingli will send Ningxia Universityand Ningxia Medical University representatives to discuss this collaboration further with UNAIR. “This meeting was general meeting for the detail I will send another group from Ningxia University and Ningxia Medical University,” he said. (*)
Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Defrina Sukma S.