Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) and University of Tanjungpura agreed to establish cooperation in education, research, and community service. The MoU was signed by the UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Sudjarwadi, M. Eng., Ph.D., and his counterpart, Prof. Dr. H. Chairil Effendi, M.S., in UGM Leadership Meeting Room on Monday (21/6).
The MoU mentioned that UGM and University of Tanjungpura agreed to exchange data and information relating to this agreement. Both will mutually be opened to data and information sharing to support the implementation of cooperation. "We continue to work together, especially with domestic universities. We are grateful because the cooperation can be implemented. Hopefully, it will be beneficial for us both," said Chairil Effendi in his speech.
He added that in order to develop various potentials of University of Tanjungpura, cooperation with several other universities has also been established. The potentials include the development of teaching staff, which is done by sending the staff to several universities in Indonesia, such as Airlangga University (economics), Padjajaran University (Social and Political Sciences), UPI Bandung (educational sciences), Diponegoro University (Law) and University of Indonesia (medical sciences). "Meanwhile, the cooperation with UGM has run for long a time, especially in pharmaceutical study program. This time, the coverage has been expanded to UGM Faculty of Agriculture," Chairil Effendi explained.
Sudjarwadi has the same expectation that the cooperation needs to be formalized. Revitalization is expected to produce innovative formats that can accelerate the progress in both universities. In developing various existing tasks, University of Tanjungpura has similarities with other universities. With this cooperation, UGM will cooperate more intensively to develop science. "Since its establishment, UGM has been expected to contribute to the civilization, happiness and usefulness to the society and the nation," said Sudjarwadi.
Responding to the extension of this cooperation, the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy UGM, Prof. Dr. Marchaban, DESS, Apt., explained that since the beginning, UGM supported the establishment of Faculty of Pharmacy at University of Tanjungpura. At that time, Faculty of Pharmacy UGM tried to assist with software provision, such as curriculum, syllabus, and others. "It last for five years. Currently, we still accept those who want to do apprenticeship, those who want to deepen the process of teaching and learning and practicum," Marchaban explained.
According to Marchaban, in the early period of Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Tanjungpura, most teaching staff were from local universities since at that time Faculty of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine had existed. Faculty of Pharmacy UGM only helped where necessary, especially for specific areas of pharmacy. "There were indeed our staff teaching there at that time. Faculty of Pharmacy University of Tanjungpura in this year may be able to inaugurate graduates, but not for the pharmacists," he said.