Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) received a visit from Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TAR UC), Malaysia, at the Plenary Meeting Room, Management Office 4th Floor, MERR C Campus on Monday, May 30, 2022. The visit was held to discuss the education and university governance in Indonesia and opportunities for collaboration between UNAIR and TAR UC.
In his remarks, Vice-Rector for Academic, Students, and Alumni Affairs, Prof Dr Bambang Sektiari Lukiswanto expressed his joy for TAR UC’s visit to UNAIR. Prof. Bambang is looking forward to collaborating with TAR UC, not only at the university level but also national level.
Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Low Tiong Lai, as Chairman of the Board of Governors of TARC UC, also expressed his respect for UNAIR’s invitation to the semi-government university. He is also looking forward to TAR UC’s collaboration with UNAIR.
“I hope that our brotherhood in Asia can be the excellence of Asia. I look forward to our collaboration in conferences, research, student exchanges, and even lecture exchanges, ” he said.
Collaboration in various fields
The receding wave of Covid-19 makes UNAIR optimistic that it can carry out international activities offline together with TAR UC. Head of Internationalization AGE UNAIR, Dina Septiani PhD said that UNAIR is ready to send and receive students and lecturers with TAR UC. She also explained that UNAIR gladly accepted the double degree offer from TAR UC.
“We are currently discussing the double degree opportunity with several universities in Indonesia. We welcome UNAIR to collaborate in a double degree program,” said Associate Professor Say Sok Kwan as the representative of TAR UC.
He also expressed his interest in holding an international conference with UNAIR. Say Sok Kwan admitted that he was looking forward to the interaction between students from both universities.
“We hope to continue the discussion regarding the physical international conference (offline international conference, ed), which may be held in 2023. If UNAIR organizes it, we are ready to be a co-host,” he said.
Furthermore, Secretary of UNAIR Research and Community Service Institute (LPPM) Niko Azhari Hidayat dr SpBTKV also proposed collaboration in the field of entrepreneurship. According to him, UNAIR business incubators can cooperate with business incubators from TAR UC to a degree of bilateral pitching.