UNIVERSITAS AIRLANGGA NEWS – To support the vision of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) to become a world-class campus, Faculty of Dental Medicine (FKG) UNAIR continues to improve academic quality through international cooperation. FKG UNAIR teamed up with two well-known university professors, Prof. Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD dari Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, A.T Still University, and Prof. Yoon Ah-Kook from Graduate School of Clinical Dental Science, the Catholic University of Korea. In FKG UNAIR Visiting Room, a strategic meeting for future cooperation was held on Friday, August 23.
The meeting was also an opportunity for FKG UNAIR to introduce several faculty programs to support the collaborative program. Dean of FKG UNAIR, Dr. Darmawan Setijanto, drg., M. Kes, said the cooperation could bring a positive impact to all parties in the future.
“We will offer several programs, our faculty has collaborated with many international universities to improve student mobility, staff mobility, research, joint publications, and many more, ” he explained.
Darmawan showed the research project result and one of FKG UNAIR products, Dentomaxx toothpaste. He also introduced the adjunct professor program which has been run by FKG UNAIR for a long time.
Adjunct professor is a visiting activities program conducted by international lecturers or professors to UNAIR within one to two weeks to conduct academic activities. They will have an opportunity to teach students, test their thesis and dissertation, or conduct joint research with UNAIR lecturers.
“FKG UNAIR also opens an opportunity for students of Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and Catholic University of Korea who wants to join the inbound or outbound program. Moreover, FKG UNAIR often invites international students to participate in community empowerment programs, “Darmawan explained.
After the presentation by FKG UNAIR, Prof. Jae Hyun Park responded positively and he hoped that the program they initiated together could run well.
“I appreciate this collaboration program and thank you for the extraordinary welcome and dinner,” said Prof. Jae.
After discussing the direction of cooperation, the three universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a cooperation agreement. (*)