Delegation from Charles Darwin University (CDU) Australia on Friday (20/1) visited Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM). The delegation led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sharon Bell and Monica Turvey, CDU Director of International Strategy and Development, visited several faculties at UGM such as Faculty of Law, Faculty of Biology and Graduate School.
In those places CDU delegation was received by the Dean of Faculty of Law, Prof. Dr. Marsudi Triatmodjo, S.H, LL.M., Vice Dean for Academic and Cooperation Affairs International Undergraduate Program, Dr. Sigit Riyanto, SH, LLM., Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Dr. Retno Peni Sancayaningsih, M. Sc and Director of Graduate School, Prof. Dr. Hartono, DEA., DESS.
CDU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Sharon Bell said the visit to the UGM is in order to establish cooperation, especially in environmental management.
"Besides, there is the possibility of joint degree and post doctoral degree for students who have graduated from the S3 program in the multidisciplinary field," said Bell.
Meanwhile, at the Faculty of Law, CDU delegation discussed intensive course associated with English language in law for UGM students who are in the CDU. Humanitarian law and disaster management became one of the important issues discussed by both parties considering the geographical position of Indonesia and Australia.
"Darwin and Indonesia became an entrance for the refugees to Australia, therefore, the issue becomes very important" she said.
In addition, Bell added, CDU wants to initiate double degree program for S1 students considering the lack of international law experts in Indonesia.
In the Faculty of Biology, CDU has the desire to conduct fieldwork as they did with UGM in 2009. They also want to create a new program based in Yogyakarta,