UGM and The Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland cooperate to establish an educational center to develop Indonesian diplomat candidates. According to the plan, UGM will serve as the campus for the education. This was raised in the meeting of Rector Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., and the Director of The Graduate Institute Geneva, Prof. Philippe Burrin, Tuesday (1/6).
As stated by the UGM Head of International Affairs Office, Dr. Ir. Rachmat A. Sriwijaya, the cooperation includes program development, curriculum, as well as exchange of students, faculty, and researchers from the two institutions. "In terms of programs and funding, part of them will be assisted by them through the European Union," said Rachmat. To start the cooperation, Rachmat continued, in the near future Philippe Burrin planned to invite two UGM professors from the Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, to come to Switzerland to discuss these further. "The two people from UGM will be in Switzerland for two weeks to discuss about it with colleagues there," he said.
Rachmat conveyed that the Rector is interested in these activities. In fact, he will be involved directly. "For this subject, the Rector will speak at faculty level to designate the person in charge of this program," he concluded