UGM has agreed to establish a global strategic partnership with the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), as marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that took place on Friday (November 24) at Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta.
UGM and NUAA have previously maintained a long-term bilateral relationship over several periods.
Through this global strategic partnership, it is expected to expand, deepen, and integrate the activities of both parties and promote comprehensive international partnerships in education and research.
These include student exchanges, double-degree programs for undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, collaborative research, seminars, guest lectures, and symposiums.
The Vice President of NUAA, Zhiqiu Huang, stated in his remarks that NUAA is the first aerospace higher education institution in China.
Established in 1952 with a focus on engineering and aviation, it has since evolved into a multidisciplinary higher education institution. Currently, NUAA offers 45 undergraduate programs, 80 postgraduate programs, and 16 postdoctoral programs.
He emphasized that collaboration and partnerships with various partners in developing science, research, and academics are essential. Collaboration with UGM is one of the efforts to create innovative academic programs and research activities that benefit both parties.
“Through this global strategic partnership in academics and research, it can benefit NUAA, UGM, and the community,” the vice president explained.
The UGM Vice-Rector for Planning, Assets, and Information Systems, Dr. Arief Setiawan Budi Nugroho, conveyed that the partnership between UGM and NUAA is critical.
Addressing global challenges requires integrated efforts and the planning of knowledge and resources.
Through this synergy, UGM opens up opportunities for cooperation in academic activities, including student and faculty exchanges, collaborative research, and knowledge transfer.
The UGM vice-rector stated that UGM has a tradition of pursuing excellence in academic and research activities in various fields and a commitment to academic integration and social impact. Collaboration with NUAA will further expand the scope of educational and research activities at UGM.
“Let’s create a strong collaboration between UGM and NUAA to create a sustainable future,” Dr. Arief Nugroho said.
Previously, UGM visited NUAA on September 24-28. During the visit led by the UGM Vice-Rector for Education and Teaching, Professor Wening Udasmoro, accompanied by Professor Tumiran and Professor Deendarlianto of the UGM Faculty of Engineering, an MoU was signed between the two in the field of research, particularly in mechanical & electrical engineering, relating to energy and health product aspects.