64th Anniversary, UNAIR Gives Awards to International Partners

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MoU Signing with international partners represented by Head of LPI (Institute for Research and Innovation) UNAIR in University Assembly for 64th Anniversary of Universitas Airlangga. (Photo: Feri Fenoria)

UNAIR NEWS – For 64th Anniversary of Universitas Airlangga, UNAIR Rector  Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih, SE., Mt., Ak., CMA showed some appreciation to some international partners at UNAIR. There were three institution partners awarded in the University Assembly celebrating 64th Anniversary at Garuda Mukti Hall, Management Office Building UNAIR, on Saturday, November 10.

All of those institutions have participated actively in collaborative programs of student exchange, staff exchange and joint research. They are:

  1. Datin Dr Anita B Z Abdul Aziz Vice-ChancellorUniversiti Brunei Darussalam

As institution international partner which has contributed to most student outbound.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam has collaborated with UNAIR for seven years. Therefore, Universitas Airlangga is pleased to give its appreciation to Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). For the last three years, there have been 194 students of Universiti Brunei Darussalam coming to Universitas Airlangga. 2018 is the year with the most students with 60 students.

Three programs the UBD students mostly attend include Community Outreach Program  (COP) where UBD students can directly be engaged with local communities, AMERTA program where the students have an exchange program for credit transfer, and Dharmasiswa where the students can learn Indonesian Language.

These programs have made the relationship between UBD and Universitas Airlangga stronger. Some challenges emerged, but Universitas Airlangga will do its best to maintain the partnership with UBD.


  1. Emeritus Professor Dato’ Dr. Hassan Said Vice-ChancellorUniversiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

As institution international partner which has contributed to most staff outbound.

Collaboration between Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universitas Airlangga was started with a Memorandum of Agreement and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) has successfully expanded its partnership with Universitas Ailrangga.

There is an MOU  and three MOAs that have already been signed involving three faculties; the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Law at the beginning. Now, there are six faculties collaborating with UiTM. The programs in Universitas Airlangga followed by the UiTM academics are Seminar – Bromo Conference, Visiting Fellow where the academic staff gives a guest lecture, writing clinic and special programs.

It is recorded that 29 academic staffs (lectures/researchers) coming to Universitas Airlangga. Nine academic staff are in the Faculty of Science and Technology and eight are in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. Others are spread to the Faculty of Vocational Studies, the Faculty of Pharmacy, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law. On this basis, Universitas Airlangga is honored to present its appreciation to Universiti Teknologi MARA for the highest number of academic mobility.

  1. Jeffrey J.P. Tsai, Ph. D. President Asia University, Taiwan

As institution international partner which has contributed to research improvements.

Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) highly appreciates Asia University (AU) for sending its researchers to have some joint researches with Universitas Airlangga’s researchers. UNAIR and Asia University’s researchers have made 10 research proposals.

Ten researchers from UNAIR and ten researchers from Asia University whose expertise range from life science, medical science to social science are involved in the joint researches.

UNAIR presents its appreciation to Asia University for the highest number of research collaboration. As the youngest partner university, Asia University not only made an active collaboration in research, but AU also built a strong bond with Universitas Airlangga since the establishment of TECSID. This bond is shown by some activities attended by the Asia University  students for the last twelve months. Nine students were participating in UNAIR programs such as AirVenture, summer course, and summer program. (*)

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Feri Fenoria



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