UNAIR NEWS – Indonesian Ambassador for Russia, Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi, and his staffs visited Universitas Airlangga on Tuesday, October 18. The visiting group was received by UNAIR Rector Prof. Dr. M. Nasih, S.E., M.T., Ak, in his room, Management Office Building Campus C UNAIR.
Other than Prof. Nasih, some officials present for the occasion were Vice Rector III Prof. Ir. M. Amin Alamsjah, Ph.D, UNAIR SecretaryDrs. Koko Srimulyo, M.Si, Head of International Office and Partnership Dian Ekowati, Ph.D, Director of Education, Prof. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Ph.D, with Vice Dean III of some faculties.
In the meeting, there were some interesting points discussed. Wahid suggested UNAIR to open Russian Literature program as there are not many universities offer the program.
“It was our suggestion as there are still two universities offer Russian Literature program while political and business connections are improving. So, it could be an opportunity for Russian program graduates. We suggest some Russian Literature department or Russian Study Center,” said Wahid.
Wahid also offered student exchange program for UNAIR to Russian universities. The program will be conducted in English later on to simplify communication. In Russia, there are many training centers useful for non-Russian students to learn.
Meanwhile, UNAIR represented by Vice Rector III Prof. Amin offered collaborations in research and visiting professor program. “We’ll be grateful if there are professors from Russia willing to visit UNAIR,” said Prof. Amin. “We have an excellent program, mandate research with research aid about Rp 250 million for five publications Scopus indexed. It will be even better if we can collaborate with Russian researchers,” he added.
With Bilateral Mission
This visit made by Indonesian ambassador for Russia in Surabaya was with a bilateral mission to establish a sister city program between Vladivostok and Surabaya. He wants this bilateral relation can be implemented with various cooperation including in Education.
Regarding this education mission, he wants both cities to complete each other and cultivate each potential. One of the universities in Vladivostok, Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) wants to collaborate with UNAIR. The collaborations to develop are in Science, Technology, Business and Medicine through student exchange and research programs. (*)
Author: Defrina Sukma S
Editor : Faridah Hari