Taking place at the conference room, Tuesday (12/08), UGM signed two partnerships agreements with Institut Agama Islam Negeri (State Islamic Institute) Imam Bonjol, Padang, and Universitas Indo Global Mandiri (UIGM) on the fields of Education, Researches, and Social Service.
The MoUs are signed by Vice-Rector of Partnership and Alumni, Dr. Paripurna, S.H, M.Hum., LL.M and Rector of IAIN Imam Bonjol, Dr. H Eka Putra Wirman, M.A also Vice-Rector Academics and Student Affairs, Dr. Sumi Amariena Hamim, S.T., M.T. The MoU also arranges a joint event on Science Development, Social Service and Human Resource Development.
Eka Putra Wirman wished that this partnership will support IAIN Imam Bonjol development to become Universitas Islam Negeri (UIN or State Islamic University) in 2017. IAIN Imam Bonjol currently has 6 faculties which most of them are still Islamic Studies-related.
“We hope we can develop Mathematics, English Literature and especially Psychology.” Wirman said on his speech.
Sumi Amariena agreed with that statement. She hoped to benefit from this partnership. Universitas Indo Global Mandiri is relatively young since founded on 2008 and has 5 faculties.
“Despite the young age, we have strong commitment in education, that is why we do the partnership to encourage our university to be better,” she said.
The Vice-Rector of Partnership and Alumni, Paripurna, kindly welcomed the offers. Even though UGM has become a big university, UGM is willing to share with relatively new universities.
“We are open for whoever wants to develop educational capacity. The lecturers can study here or we could be invited to their university,” he said.