Establishing Global Bonds: UPI and UNILA Embarked Productive Visitation and Discussion on International Affairs

Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, together with Universitas Lampung, organised a Visitation and Discussion in the PPPG UPI Building of Bandung on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. This event is intended to facilitate the exchange of ideas between UNILA and UPI on the management of international affairs on each campus.

The event was opened by the Vice-Rector for Research, Business, and Partnership UPI, Prof. Dr. Bunyamin Maftuh M.Pd., MA. The first speech by Prof. Dr. Bunyamin Maftuh, M.Pd., M.A., said that “Alhamdulillah, we have a lot of international cooperation with universities abroad, the cooperation is also increasing to Europe and America. We also learn from others in the field of international cooperation”. Proceeding Prof. Dr. Bunyamin Maftuh’s remarks, the Head of UPT PKLI UNILA, Prof. Irza Sukmana, S.T., M.T., Ph.D., expressed his enthusiasm for the examination of the internationalization efforts of the UPI and his belief that this is a positive step.

The main agenda was led by the Director of the Directorate of International Affairs, Prof. Ahmad Bukhori Muslim, Ph.D. The leaders introduced each staff member from the Directorate of International Affairs (DIA) UPI and UPT Development of Cooperation and International Services (PKLI) UNILA who attended the event.
Professor Irza opened the discussion with his first question on coordination pathways, and UPT PKLI employees were then asked about their respective areas of expertise. Mr. Arif, head of the division of cooperation both domestically and internationally at UPT PKLI UNILA, also inquired about data management for ranking at DIA UPI.
The event concluded with the symbolic presentation of plaques by Prof. Bunyamin and Prof. Irza, followed by a group photo session with all discussion participants.
This event is intended to bring together UPI and UNILA with a view to creating mutual benefit, especially in the area of learning and international cooperation. It is anticipated that they will be able to exchange knowledge and experience, as well as explore the possibility of cooperation in a wide range of International Projects beneficial for both Institutions.
As Prof. Bunyamin mentioned, “Hopefully, UPI and UNILA can collaborate to learn from and benefit each other, especially in the context of international cooperation.”

(written and documented by Syifa, Melan, Intan)

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