Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Padjajaran, Universitas Pancasila, Universitas Ciputra, and the London School of Public Relations, with support from the Embassy of Indonesia, Beijing, have agreed to sign an agreement with Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd., regarding the Joint Operation of Chinese Language and Innovation Center (CLIC).
Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. is an international Chinese education and testing corporation that provides all-in-one solutions and resources for Chinese education and test certification to every country in the world. Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. aims to fully meet the needs of Chinese learners around the world.
The Agreement was signed at Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta on Tuesday, 26 September 2023. The event was attended by representatives from the 6 Indonesian universities, Attaché for Education and Culture Embassy of Indonesia, Beijing, Yudil Chatim SKM., M.Ed., and the Deputy Director-General of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, Hu Zhiping.
In this event, UGM is represented by Dr. Alfatika Aunuriella Dini, Head of Office of International Affairs, and Dr. Nur Saktiningrum, M.Hum., Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Faculty of Cultural Sciences.
In this cooperation, the 6 Indonesian universities with Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. agreed to collaborate and build 6 Chinese Language and Innovation Centers (CLIC) in Indonesia.
CLIC is an international Chinese language education program that provides Chinese learning and testing services for Chinese language learners, introduces Chinese culture, and conducts courses and research related to Chinese language + vocational education and fundamental research for students studying in China.
Specifically, in UGM, the CLIC will be located in and administrated by the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, UGM.
In his remark, Hu Zhiping, the Deputy Director-General of the Center for Language Education and Cooperation, expressed gratitude to the 6 Indonesian universities for their effort to bring this cooperation into reality.
Furthermore, he delivered, “I believe the long process of discussion and brainstorming will surely pay off and give enormous benefit to all parties involved. To be able to widen the chance of promoting Chinese language and culture in Indonesia, CLIC will work hard to provide many programs such as Chinese language teaching and testing, as well as innovative cultural activities for Indonesian students and professionals.”
Dr. Alfatika, the representative from UGM, said, “This cooperation may be a small step for cooperation between 6 universities in Indonesia and Chinese Testing International Co., Ltd. but surely will be a part of an even bigger cooperation between Indonesia and China.”
“Furthermore, wholeheartedly, UGM is happy to be part of this cooperation not just in the field of language testing and learning but in fostering innovation between university and industry.”
Author: Pipit (OIA)