UGM initiated a cooperation with National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) on academic sector through research and educational activities. This cooperation was signed in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by the Head of the two universities and a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between Faculty of Engineering UGM and NTUST on Tuesday (9/5) at UGM main office.
“We are excited to learn from NTUST which has an advanced development in science and technology. We are looking forward to conducting the cooperation and learn from each other,” said UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Dwikorita Karnawati, M.Sc., Ph.D. in her welcoming speech.
Dwikorita said this cooperation not only aims to organize a double degree programme but also develop the multidisciplines programme. In front of the Head of NTUST, she presented the vision and missions of UGM in performing its mandate on education and research sectors which are stated in UGM Statute, particularly regarding the socio- entrepreneurship spirit. She hopes this cooperation can encourage UGM to give more contributions to the national development.
“The cooperation between UGM and NTUST is driven by the spirit to realize our vision and missions. We would like to develop UGM, particularly in the digital technology sector. I hope we can give more contributions in the development of Indonesia,” she added.
In the MoU which has been signed by the two parties, several cooperations were stated including the effort to encourage faculty visit between the two universities in order to build the cooperation on research and education, facilitating the admission for students who wants to continue their study at the other university, organizing an academic publication exchange, as well as promoting each other academic activities.
In the same occasion, the President of NTUST, Prof. Ching Jang Liao gave his appreciation towards the cooperative effort which has been done by UGM. He delivered some positive appraisals from his university members who had an opportunity to visit UGM before. Therefore, he considers this cooperation as a mutual relationship with NTUST.
“Our university members who had visited UGM were impressed by the UGM achievements. UGM is not only one of the best universities in Indonesia but it is the best university in Indonesia,” said Ching.
He also hopes the two parties can cooperate in various forms of activity which can be beneficial for the development of research and education in the two universities.
“I hope we know each other better through this visit and we can discuss how to perform a better cooperation in the future,” he added.