UNAIR NEWS – In order to discuss further and improve quality of collaboration with Universitas Airlangga’s partners, UNAIR made a visit to them in Japan for six days. The officials represented UNAIR were Director of Student Affairs Dr. M. Hadi Shubhan, S.H., M.H., CN; Vice Dean I FIB Puji Karyanto, S.S., M.Hum; and Head of Japanese Literature Department Dwi Anggoro Hadiutomo, S.S., M.Hum., Ph.D.
They visited six universities in various cities in Japan. They were Kumamoto University in Kumamoto, Kansai University in Osaka, Nara Women University in Nara, Ashinaga Foundation in Tokyo, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture in Hamamatsu, and Rikkyo University in Tokyo.
They arrived in Haneda Airport in Tokyo on December 11, 2016. They headed to Kumamoto in Kyushu Island and welcomed by one of UNAIR students from FIB Japanese Literature (Lukman Hakim) who has got a Japanese Studies scholarship from the Japanese government for a year in Kumamoto University.
After that, the group from UNAIR visited the main office of a foundation which greatly supports Japanese Literature Department, Ashinaga Foundation. The foundation has sent two Japanese teachers as assistants for the lecturers every year since 2008. Furthermore, Ashinaga Foundation also supports UNAIR students’ mobility outbound to Hiroshima University, Kansai University, Nagasaki University and short term program for two weeks in Japan.
In the occasion, UNAIR discussed possible further potential collaboration and improvement which can be done with the universities. There was a great interest from the Japanese institutions to have student exchange program in UNAIR. They also invited us to promote each other short term programs in the university.
“Hopefully, through this visit we can improve international activities in Japanese Literature Department which is limited to Japan.But, Japanese Literature Department also understands that our relation connected by Japanese Studies should not be with Japan only, collaboration with other countries with the same discipline is being discussed for possible future collaboration in the future,” said Dwi Anggoro during interview on Monday, January 9. (*)
Author : Lovita Cendana
Editor : Dilan Salsabila