Sudanese Minister and South Korean Representative Appreciate Surabaya and UNAIR

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From the left, Naila Mohammed (Sudanese student), Margaretha (Secretary of IOP), Ali Mosa Tawer (Sudanese Minister of Environments), Prof. Amin Alamsjah (Vice Rector III UNAIR), M. Jalal (IOP staff) after the discussion (Photo: UNAIR NEWS)

UNAIR NEWS – UN Habitat held in Surabaya was over. As a university, Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) also took part in the conference held once in twenty years. When it was over, representatives of Sudan and South Korea stopped by UNAIR and visited the Management Office Building UNAIR on Thursday, July 28.

Their visit was recived by Vice Rector III, Prof. Ir. M. Amin Alamsjah, Ph.D, and the Secretary of International Office and Partnership UNAIR Margaretha, M.Sc. From Sudan, the Minister of Environments, Natural Resources and Physical Development, Ali Mosa Tawer, made the visit.

Asked about the visit, Margaretha explained that the Sudanese Minister wanted to strengthen ties with UNAIR. Mosa expressed his gratitude to UNAIR as it has educated one of its citizen, Naila Mohammed. Naila is one of the master graduate of Faculty of Public Health (FKM)  UNAIR in July 2016 graduation.

“Naila’s experience during her study is quite positive, so she said to the minister and came to expressed his gratitude to UNAIR,” said Margaretha.

In response to it, Prof. Amin welcomed well and said that UNAIR is ready to help and educate any Sudanese students interested in learning in UNAIR.

“The follow up will be in a form of cooperation, but this time we offered education schemes in UNAIR, so they bring ease for Sudanese students to study here in UNAIR,” said Margaretha.

Before receiving the Sudanese Minister, UNAIR through IOP also got a visit from South Korean representative, Prof. Shin Gonggu as the Executive Director of Gwangju International center.

Profesor Emeritus of Universitas Nasional Chonnam (CNU) elaborated that Gwangju in South Korea is one of the destination cities with a lot of Indonesian students.

“Of course a lot of UNAIR students go there (CNU),” said Margaretha.

Beside appreciated UNAIR, Margaretha said that both representatives of Sudan and South Korea also appreciated Surabaya and considered UNAIR as one of the best education institutions in Indonesia.

“Surabaya is an interesting city. It has great cultural values and is also modern, but you really need to show what Surabaya and UNAIR are,” said Margaretha repeating Prof. Shin Gonggu’s statement. “That’s the view of a foreigner to Surabaya,” added Margaretha.

“It was, in my opinion, a good input, maybe this two meetings have showed that UNAIR and Surabaya are both good,” said Margaretha. (*)

Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Defrina Sukma S.

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