In relation with the World Class Research University (WCRU) program, UGM Faculty of Geography held an International workshop on Curriculum Development. The activity was held on Wednesday (15/12) in the Faculty of Geography UGM.
The workshop discussed efforts to develop educational cooperation between the University of Applied Science Cologne Germany, Tribuvan University in Nepal, Ain Shams University in Egypt, Vietnam Academy for Water Resources in Vietnam, and the Faculty of Geography UGM. The development of education programs include student exchanges, faculty exchanges and research collaboration for S2 program.
Dr. Muh Aris Marfai, M. Sc, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Cooperation Bureau of the Faculty of Geography UGM, said this event is part of the CNRD (Center for Natural Resources and Development) program, sponsored by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Excellence Centers for Exchange and Development (Exceed) and Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
"This activity is a continuation of previous activities undertaken by Faculty of Geography, in which 3 students in S2 program and 2 doctoral students from the Faculty of Geography have been staying in Germany to take several courses and conduct research activities," he said.
In the series of CNRD programs, this Chairman of S2 program of Planning and Management of Coastal and Watershed Areas added, they will accept foreign students from Egypt, Germany, Brazil and Vietnam which will begin in 2011 academic year.
The CNRD program as a whole involves 11 universities from 10 countries in the world, which are Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Germany, Indonesia, Jordan, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, and Vietnam. "Next year, UGM will be host to the CNRD annual meeting of the 11 universities,” he concluded.