Improving QS World University Rankings, UTAR Explores Collaboration with UNAIR

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Universitas Airlangga signed an MoU with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) on Tuesday, December 10. (Photo: Sandi Prabowo)

UNAIR NEWS – Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) as one of the best universities in Indonesia, continues to work to improve international cooperation. The collaboration is one of UNAIR’s efforts to pursue the target of 500 World-Class Universities in 2020.

Located in Rector’s Meeting Room, 4th Floor Campus Management Office C, UNAIR held a meeting with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) Malaysia. The meeting was held to discuss collaboration between UNAIR and UTAR going forward.

The signing of MoU marked the collaboration between UNAIR and UTAR by these two universities on Tuesday, December 10. With the signing, UNAIR officially collaborated with UTAR to develop the potentials that exist between the two universities.

Vice-Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso Dr., Ph.D., Sp.PD.K-GH.FINASIM attended the meeting and he welcomed UTAR visitation to UNAIR.

“Your arrival has a special contribution to our vision going forward,” he said.

The meeting began with a presentation from UTAR, then continued with a presentation from UNAIR on the profile of each campus. According to him, there are many similarities between UNAIR and UTAR so these two universities can work together more efficiently.

“Hopefully, we can collaborate in improving QS World Rankings,” he added

With this collaboration, Prof. Djoko said that UNAIR and UTAR could help each other improve QS World University Rankings. In the future, the mobility of students or staff from UNAIR will be easier to UTAR, and vice versa.

“We can share our knowledge with UTAR and vice versa. “he said.

Prof. Ts Dr. Faidz Abd Rahman represented Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). He said that he was thrilled to collaborate with UNAIR.

“UNAIR is one of the best universities in Indonesia, and we also find similarities between these two parties,” he explained.

Furthermore, UNAIR and UTAR can create potential collaborations in the future. Especially in language and culture, and also Institute of Tropical Disease (ITD) UNAIR. Prof. Faidz was interested in UNAIR’s Tropical Disease Center, which is the only one in Indonesia.

“We hope that the cooperation can be realized well. Hopefully, we can establish a stronger partnership between UNAIR and UTAR in the future, “he concluded. (*)

Author: Sandi Prabowo

Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia

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