As many as 35 deans of higher learning institutions in South East Asia has followed university management course. The countries include Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia.
The International Deans’ Course South East Asia last from 25 February to 1 March 2013 at UGM and Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta. The training facilitated by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in cooperation with Rectors’ Conference (HRK) and Centre for Higher Learning Development (CHE) is the third after previously held in Germany and Bandung.
Dr. Irene Jansen, Director of DAAD Jakarta branch said that the training was expected to give knowledge and understanding on organisational management amidst changes surrounding universities. “We support regional higher learning organisations in improving and implementing quality assurance, institutional management and faculty management,” she explained in the Multimedia Room of UGM Main Office on Monday (25/2).
Meanwhile, Rector of UGM, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc., Sc., said that UGM was honoured to host the International Deans’ Course Southeast Asia which gives opportunities for UGM to discuss various issues related to higher learning management.
Pratikno said that as a national university, UGM continues to update the developments of higher learning and human resource as well as making innovations for the wider public and the state in order to create a better future.
Pratikno said that UGM opens collaborations with others, which includes the DAAD, to reach the goal. The collaboration is expected to give chance to share knowledge and expertise, also to trigger more innovations that will benefit all.
“Currently, with changes that emerge in higher learning, universities need to pay attention and adjust to those changes and the demands that arise. Therefore, we’re open to collaborations with others to increase management capacity and human resource,” Pratikno said.