UNAIR NEWS – Asia-Pacific Association program for 2019 International Education Conference and Exhibition (APAIE) was a great opportunity for Universitas Airlangga to collaborate with international partners. Moreover, the education exhibition was attended by delegates from hundreds of universities across the world.
The first day of exhibition on Tuesday March 26 2019, Universitas Airlangga delegation conducted a strategic meeting with at least 28 partner universities. The strategic meeting was carried out with partners who had worked together, as well as with new partners.
“Today, there were 28 meetings and several meetings. We came few universities booth and discussed the possibility of collaboration.” said Head of Division of Global Networking and Communication Airlangga Global Engagement (AGE) Margaretha Rehulina.
Margaretha said during a meeting with partners who had been invited to collaborate, discussion topic was directed at the possibility of further collaboration. It can be done by adding partners from other faculties, as well as by adding programs. For example, previous collaboration in academic mobility was developed into research collaboration.
In addition, during the meeting with the old partners, an evaluation of ongoing coollaboration was also carried out.
There were program offers for new partner, such as: student mobility and lecture mobility.
“We are focused on cooperation in research and publications. It can facilitate their university professors and UNAIR professors to hold a meeting. Thus, research and publication can be shared between both parties because the function of AGE are arranging and facilitating a work meeting between univerties.”added the lecturer of Faculty of Psychology.
Meanwhile according to Rector direction, Executive Director of AGE UNAIR Prof. Ni Nyoman Tri Puspaningsih said the direction of UNAIR’s collaboration with international partners this year was more focused on collaborative research, publications and citations. For this reason, continued Prof. Nyoman, this kind of educational exhibition was a good opportunity for UNAIR to establish as many partners as possible.
The education exhibition will be held until Thursday March 28 2019. Furthermore, on Wednesday March 27 2019 UNAIR delegates will hold a strategic meeting with 21 partners and on Thursday March 28 2019, there will be 19 partners in there. The meeting is expected to continue the collaboration and signing MoU between two parties. (*)
Author: Binti Q. Masruroh