UNAIR NEWS – Timor Leste’s Ministry of Health has discussed with Universitas Airlangga for possible collaboration in developing their human resources in medicine. The human resources development will form in a human resources group to study in UNAIR. It was held on Wednesday, December 12, in Assembly Room B, Management Office Building, Campus C UNAIR.
For this meeting, UNAIR invited representatives from the related faculties for this collaboration such as Faculty of Medicine (FK), Faculty of Pharmacy (FF), and Faculty of Public Health (FKM) .
National Director of Administration and Human Resources of Ministy of Health Timor Leste Maximiano Neno said that there are five fields prioritized for the human resources development. They are specialists of internal medicine, pediatrician, general surgery, anesthetics, midwifery and obstetrics.
Maximiano added that Timor Leste needs subspecialist doctors as there are limited resources at the moment.
“As of now, frankly, we have not had subspecialist doctors to meet the need. Therefore we want to provide the education for the doctors, to educate the specialist doctors to be sub specialists,” he said.
The director who has ever studied in FKM UNAIR hoped that at least in early 2017 there will be positive response on it. But he could not give the certain number of doctors to send to UNAIR. “It is still being discussed, so we can be certain yet how many we will send,” he said.
Meanwhile, met in her office, Director of Education UNAIR Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Dra., M.Si.said that the foreign students will follow the selection system UNAIR implements.
“All follow the student admission system in UNAIR. There is a special discussion because it is related to medicine, a field related directly with human wellbeing, so there is no tolerance regarding the selection. We can’t be more lenient for them,” said Nyoman.
The admission of foreign students is through independent channel special for foreign students. Nyoman also said that there is no special quota for foreign students’ independent channel. As planned, the admission in 2017 will be conducted online.
Prior to this event, Timor Leste has routinely send their best students to study in UNAIR. They started to send them to UNAIR in 2002. Since 2014, there have been 16 students from Timor Leste in UNAIR. They were admitted in UNAIR after receiving scholarship from Timor Leste or from Dikti such as Developing Country Partnership (KNB). (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh
Editor: Nuri Hermawan