UNAIR NEWS – After establishing a long-standing partnership with Kobe University, Universitas Airlangga is now collaborating again with the involvement of some institutions. If the previous collaboration with Kobe University was limited to health science, now, the collaboration was in form of interdisciplinary workshops.
UNAIR and Kobe University will hold a workshop on “The First Workshop on Humanities and Sciences Cooperative Research for Implementing Global Welfare”. In UNAIR, this workshop involved one of the institutes in the health sector, the Institute of Tropical Disease (ITD).
Not only with Kobe University, this workshop also involves three institutions, Tokyo Women’s Medical University, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and Victoria University of Wellington. Academics from each institution met UNAIR Rector on Monday, January 7.
The meeting was attended by UNAIR Rector, Prof. Moh Nasih, Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso, Vice Rector III Prof. Amin Alamsjah, Head of ITD Prof. Inge Lusida, UNAIR leaders, and delegates from Japan.
In the meeting, UNAIR Rector welcomed guests from Japan. He expressed his joy at the arrival of the academics and hoped they would feel at home in Surabaya. He also hoped that academics can enjoy the workshops and gain useful knowledge.
Meanwhile, Vice Rector for Community Service, Research and Publication, Prof. Amin Alamsjah revealed that this was an excellent collaboration because it was multidisciplinary and involved many parties.
“So far, we have a long history of cooperation with Japan, especially with Kobe University in terms of health sector. Now we are aiming collaboration with several universities, “explained Prof. Amin.
Prof. Amin said that the results of this workshop could later be more comprehensive in improving the welfare of the community.
While in UNAIR, this collaboration will involve several faculties, including Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Faculty of Public Health, and other programs related to improving welfare in the health and social fields.
Prof. Amin hoped that after the workshop UNAIR and institutions from Japan can continue the beneficial cooperation between both parties.
“I hope from this workshop there will be real collaboration that will be conducted this year and the upcoming year. For example, related to research, both managed by the government and managed by UNAIR, as well as staff and student mobility,” explained Prof. Amin. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh