UNAIR NEWS – Towards World’s Top 500 universities (World Class University), Universitas Airlangga continues to collaborate with various institutions, not only with educational institutions in the country but also abroad. One of them is Asia University, Taiwan.
UNAIR Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Ph.D., K-GH., FINASIM signed a partnership program on internship with the Dean of International College Asia University Prof. Yinghuei Chen. The signing session of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was held in Kahuripan Hall 301 on Wednesday, January 9.
Previously, UNAIR and Asia University had collaborated on a double degree which later developed into an internship program. For this collaboration, UNAIR gives opportunities for students to take part in student exchanges. Students are also given the opportunity to gain insight and develop their research.
The signing of the MoA on intership program is one of UNAIR programs in developing and exploring education between UNAIR Vice Rector I and Dean of International College Asia University.
“UNAIR will always improve cooperation with Asia University in order to achieve UNAIR towards World Class University,” said Prof. Djoko.
Prof. Djoko also added that UNAIR was very concerned about all aspects of the university. It should not only emphasize the formal education learning, but collaboration in research and academic publications is also an important key in improving reputation of the university.
Director of Airlangga Global Engagement Prof. Dr. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih, Dra., M.Si said that in the future Prof. Chen will hold a symposium and workshop at the Center for Indonesian Studies, Taiwan. The symposium and workshop involved 10 Indonesian students from master’s and doctoral programs.
“This conference will be attended by students by exploring the research conducted while in Taiwan. Then later on, expert from UNAIR will be invited to be keynote speaker in the event, “said Prof. Nyoman.
After the signing of MoA, an intensive discussion was held related to cooperation in the future on internships and training. The internship program will be divided into two, direct internship and internship plus student exchange.
This student exchange program will provide opportunities for students in Indonesia to gain new experience. Students are also advised to join the communities there.
“This collaboration will provide benefits for both parties, both for UNAIR and Asia University,” stated Prof. Nyoman. (*)
Author: Khefti Al Mawalia
Editor: Binti Q. Masruroh