- Sosialisasi Beasiswa Monbukagakusho
- Sosialisasi Beasiswa Program LPDP
- Sosialisasi Beasiswa NESO
- Sosialisasi Beasiswa AMINEF
- Seminar 'How to get Scholarship/LOA'
- Kollaborasi dengan Dinas Pariwisata
- Pelatihan Bahasa Inggris IDB Program
- Pelatihan Penulisan Proposal Penelitian
- Summer Program 2017
- Workshop Penulisan Jurnal Internasional
On October 16th, 2017 Untirta and UUM (Universiti Utara Malaysia) conducted an MoU signing that took place at UUM Chancellory Building. The MoU was signed by both leaders, rector of Untirta – Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd and vice-chancellor of UUM – Prof. Dato’ Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak.
The parties have agreed to promote co-operation in the following area:
- Twining programmes;
- Exchange of staff;
- Exchange of students;
- Coordination of joint research and consultancy projects;
- Coordination of joint educational projects;
- Organization of joint student development activities;
- Exchange of academic publications and educational materials;
- Teacher improvement to Ph.D programme;
- Visiting professorCollaboration in symposia and academic meeting;
- Visiting Scholar;
- any other areas of co-operation to be mutually agreed upon by the Parties from time to time.
The agreement will last for 5 (five) years effectively starts from the day it was signed.
On Mei 22nd, located in Universitas Lambung Mangkurat, Banjarmasin, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa represented by Head of International Office of Untirta, Dr, Syafrizal, M.Pd signed a valuable MoU with Changzou Vocational Institute of Engineering, China. The collaboration comprises of exchange visits, students, intercollegiate exchange and most importantly in the aspect of improving the quality of education.MoU signing took place at the event entitled ‘International Seminar: Allignment between Human Resources Development & Industrial Requirements”. Besides International Seminar, the event also held China Scholarship Expo 2017. There were 21 Chinese Universities participated in the event. The event itself was attended by some Indonesian universities. Seeing this event as a golden opportunity, Untirta through UPT PLI seized it to spread the connection with overseas universities.
International Office Untirta hold Socialization of How to Get International Seminar Grants through Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti). The event took place in The Auditorium of Untirta, Serang. It began with speech delivered by Head of International Office Untirta, Dr. Syafrizal, M.Pd. In his speech, he said that the socialization is one of the agenda of international office in this year. To have grant in international seminar is one of achievements for lecturer to be fulfilled.
The next speech is delivered by Vice Rector of Academic Affair, Dr. H. Fatah Sulaiman, M.T. which is also open the event. The Vice Rector appreciated the event and wish that in the next five years, the research held by Untirta will be equal to other leading universities in Indonesia. “This is one of the strong commitments of Untirta leaders in developing research which is internationally certified,” he said specifically.
The event continued to explanation from Dr. Eka Sari who is lecture from Engineering Faculty of Untirta, majoring Chemical Engineering. She is one of Untirta’s lecturer who gets international seminar grants (BSLN) from Kemenristek Dikti for several times. The grants can be gained in a way of competing through scientific article from the result of researches. To obtain the grants, applicant must read all the updated grants guidance on the website of Simlitabmas Dikti and sign up to have an account for the grants. After that, the applicants must send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Next, the applicants log in to BSLN website to apply for a seminar, wait for the announcement, go to the seminar, and the last step is report the content of the seminar to Kemenristek Dikti. The event is ended with responsive discussion from all of the participants.
On March 6, 2017, University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa welcomed three delegations from Queens University of Belfast (QUB). They are Dr. Ibrar Bhatt, Dr. Karen Kerr, and Heather Taylor. Their present was basically caused by two lecturers of Untirta (Udi Samanhudi and Ezis J. Sidik) are studying at the QUB. The delegations were warmly welcomed by Rector of Untirta, Prof, Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd., Vice Rector of Academic Affair, Dr. H. Fatah Sulaeman, ST., M.T., Vice Rector of Students Affair, Dr. H. Suherna, M.Si, Vice Rector of Collaboration Affair, Prof. Dr. Kartina A.M., M.P., Head of International Office, Dr. Syafrizal M.Pd. The meeting was also attended by Executive Director of IDB Project, Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajad, Head of Academic, Students, and Planning Bureau (BAKP), Drs. Ganiadi, M.M., Head of General, Finance, and Employee Affair Bureau, Dra. Komariah, M.M., Head of Library, representatives of Deans from some faculties, and International Office staff.
The meeting was begun by speeches from head of International Office Untirta, Rector of Untirta and the most anticipated from QUB delegation. In his speech, Head of International Office, Dr. Syafrizal, M.Pd. said that the meeting with QUB delegations today was a great opportunity to build a new relation. The relationship is expected to be stronger such as in the form of MoU between Untirta and QUB. To make it happen, on September 2017, Untirta is planning to visit Queens University of Belfast to follow up MoU related to joint-research, visiting professor, collaboration in establishing food security center. As widely recognized, QUB’s food security research is the number one research in United Kingdom.
The next welcome speech is from Untirta Rector, Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd. He said, “It was such an honor for me to open the event which was attended by educators from United Kingdom.” He also hoped that in the future there would be many collaborations in some fields such as research and education. In this moment, it’s time to strengthen the foundation of collaboration between QUB and Untirta to sustain another collaboration in the next future. In the end of his speech, Rector of Untirta and Ms. Heather Taylor present souvenir to each other.
Their visit was also utilized by Faculty of Teacher Training and Education particularly Department of English Education to hold a guest lecture. It was hold in the auditorium Untirta. Dr. Karen Kerr delivered a lecture concerning on how Children learn and what factors contribute to the process. At the end, Ms. Heather told to Ilmi (one of international staff) that they were very thankful of the warm welcome and thanked to Ilmi for facilitating their visit. (Ilmi/Pic:IO Untirta)
In collaboration with State Polytechnic Jakarta or commonly recognized as PNJ, International Office Untirta organized an interesting event called Summer Camp in December 7th – 9th. The event was a roaring success. The story was begun with an invitation sent to PNJ to ask for their overseas students (Students of Darmasiswa Program) to join the program. There were 16 overseas students from PNJ. They are from 10 countries such as Poland, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand, Sudan, Syria, Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Madagaskar. Moreover, Students of Permata Program – local university sent and receive students from other university – joined the program. So, total, there were 35 students participated in the program.
They were warmly welcomed by Head of International Office, Vice Rectors I and IV in Rectorate Building on the first day of arrival. On his speech, Dr.Syafrizal,M.Pd. expressed a gratitude of PNJ to receive the invitation and hoped that all students would learn something from the diversity and beauty of Banten. Meanwhile, representative of PNJ, Imam Sasongko, a vice head of PNJ International Office mentioned that this program is as “an amicable Banten”. After officially opened, the activities continued to a trip to Banten Museum. Participants were enthusiastically listened to the history of Banten and took some photographs. The next agenda was they headed to Batik Krakatoa in Cilegon to recognize some authentic motive of Batik from Cilegon and to learn how to do “membatik”. Having done some activities, they went to the hotel to rest since in the night they would have a Gala Dinner with some officials of Banten Governments. Gala Dinner itself was held in Pendopo Gubernur Banten (Governor Hall) and was presented by Rector of Untirta, Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd and representative of Banten Governor. Finally, day one was wrapped.. They returned to the Hotel to fully rest because in the next day they would have a long journey to Baduy Tribe.
Day two, in the morning they were ready to go to Baduy. As widely known, trip to Baduy is challenging and demanding. This requires physical great condition. Fortunately, all participants and committees safely arrived in Baduy (precisely in Gazeebo) in the afternoon. To firstly-hand experience life like Baduy people, they were placed into some Baduy house with its owner. They could learn how to live without electricity, bed, even bathroom since mostly native speakers will use river next to their house. In the night, committees set up a bonfire to gather all participants. At this time, local angklung performance was presented and a brief history of Baduy was told directly from its respected native speaker. Participants especially those who are from Poland, Syria and South Korea and Japan were eager to listened and to inquiry everything about Baduy. At the end of the session, there were some quizzes given. Those who could answer it correctly got a prize.
Day three, while breathing a fresh air at Baduy village, all delegates and participants were packed to go to home. Yet before that, a Puun (a distinguished elder from Baduy dalam) named Ayah Mursid greeted everyone and shared story of Baduy once more. He was intended to come in the night but due to a task he must do and rainfall, he was unable to come. After greeting with Puun, everyone rushed to leave the area. They took a different path from the first they came because it was said that there is a nice lake to see. This path, however, was a lot more difficult and demanding. It is narrow, slippery (due to rainfall in the night) and on each side, it is a cliff. It was dangerous. So, everybody is helping each other to get the destination safe and sound. Here, it can be seen that friendship among countries becomes stronger as we look after each other. Eventually, everyone was safely arrived in the lake. Unfortunately, the lake was beyond our expectation. It was fully disappointing. But the demanding path and care of each other made this journey unforgettable.
Lastly, everyone returned to Campus Untirta in Serang in the afternoon. The event, then officially closed with the best participant was Barbara Erling (Poland) . She was selected from several criterion, i.e. enthusiasm, actively-involved, and friendliness. Eventually, everyone should say goodbye. Everyone hoped to meet again in the other time. And, hopefully, participants will have something to say in their country about this Program and Banten of course. (Ilmi)
Appointed by PIU – PIC IDB Untirta as a facilitator for IDB – Doctoral Degree Awardees, International Office of Untirta (referred to IO Untirta) has executed the mandate successfully. IO Untirta run a four-day (November 14th – 17th) bridging program at Rizen Premiere Hotel, Puncak – Bogor for 20 Doctoral Awardees. The bridging programs conducted in Puncak were two of three programs created by IO Untirta. They were workshop on academic writing and cross-cultural understanding. The other one is English Upgrading Program which is regularly scheduled twice a week on the Campus.
The first day of the event was attended by Rector yet he was represented by Vice Rector IV (Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina, AM., MP.,) Deans of all Faculties, Students Candidate, Head of IO (Dr. Syafrizal., M.Pd) and Head of International Partnership from Kemenristek Dikti, (Purwanto Subroto, Ph.D) as the opening speaker. It was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina. After being officially opened, the first day was continued with a presentation from Purwanto Subroto, Ph.D. He presented current issues in International Partnership and the role of Doctoral Candidate as International Students. Later, the main event of the opening day was a statement letter signed by Candidates in the witness of their Deans, Vice Rector IV and other participants.
Second day was more even interesting. Several speakers took a turn presenting their materials. To begin with, Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina and Dr. Alimuddin shared their own understanding of a road map research in Untirta particularly related with Food Security. After that, a panel session presenting three speakers was held on. Prof. Dr. Yeyen Maryani., M.Si., Dr. Yayat Ruhiyat., M.Si and Yusrama Denny, Ph. D. Prof. Dr. Yeyen Maryani talked about Basic Skills in Academic Writing and the importance of patent. Meawhile, Dr. Yayat emphasizes on the urgent call for lecturers to do research. Yusrama Denny, Ph. D was way even more. He stole everybody’s attention. As a practicioner in writing, reviewing and publicing international journals, he generously shared a plethora of knowledges, skills, tips and strategies in writing. After the break, Yusrama Denny, Ph. D continued his materials and discussion on journal samples owned by the participants. Prof. Dr. Tubagus Ismail, M.Si, then, took his turn sharing his own experience writing Academic Writing. Summing up the second day, Alpha Amirachman., M.Phil.Ed., Ph.D taught participants to write Academic Writing in English well and structurally organized.
Third day was started with a presentation from Dr. H. Benny Irawan., M.H., M.Si. After that, Dr. Endarto., M.T and Dr. Eng. Alfirano delivered their presentation. They gave tips and strategies to get accepted to International Journal like Elsevier. Closing for the third day was Head of IO’s turn. He presented materials about permit for Overseas Work for Government Employees (ASN/PNS) and other administration stuff.
The last day, some lighter presentation materials were delievered. Academic atmosphere and adaption in overseas begun the day. There were three presenters, i.e. Dr. Eng. Alfirano represented Japan, Dr. Yusrama for South Korea and Dr. Endarto for European countries. Next, all about funding was explained by Executive Director IDB, Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajad. Ending all the sessions was an International Seminar by Hadi Wahyudi, Ph. D. With a clock showed almost 12 o’clock the bridging program at Rizen Premiere Hotel, Puncak Bogor was officially closed by Prof. Dr. Yeyen Maryani as a Specialized Staff of Rector. (MI)
After hibernating with almost no major event, last Friday and Saturday International Office Untirta successfully held an event named Workshop on Summer Camp for Faculty and its Department in Untirta. As its topic, the event focusses on the workhop on how to create Summer Camp program in every faculty. It was attended by Vice Rector IV – Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina, AM., MP, Head or Representatives of Department and Units in Untirta, and Head of International Office, Dr. Syafrizal, M.Pd. It was officially opened by Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina who represented Rector of Untirta.
The event presented two valuable speakers for the audiences. They were Wadyo, M.Pd (Secretary of Tourism Department at Banten Province) and Dra. Yogi Widyawati, M. Hum (Head of Human Resources Department of State Polytechnic Jakarta– previously she was Head of International Office). The purpose of presenting the representative from Tourism Department is to give an overview of potential tourism in Banten which still open to explore. Meanwhile, presenting Dra. Yogi Widyawati, M. Hum is to share and brainstorm the idea and concept of Summer Camp. She had succeeded in attracting International Students to study at PNJ and organizing events related to Summer Camp.
Audiences enthusiastically paid attention to the speakers’ presentation. Mr. Wadyo, M.Pd began the event in the evening. He showed everyone in hall room of Nuansa Bali, Anyer a potential tourism places and objects. Also, he showed a real fact about tourism in Banten. His presentation triggered audiences’ curiosity to know more about it through raising questions and sharing knowledge and experience. Ms. Yogi, on the other hand, expressed her idea in the next morning. She showed everyone things she did when she ruled as the head of IO in PNJ. Also, she gave some tips and inspiring solution on how to organize a summer camp. Most importantly, she shared on how to convince International Students to study in Indonesia. At the end of her session, students were asked to work in groups to discuss summer camp that they had made. Then, they must present the program they had discussed earlier. One of the best program is the establishment of “Baduy Science Center”.
Eventually, this event was closed by head of International Office Untirta and followed by some photo sessions.
The Rector of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University (UNTIRTA) recently was represented by Dr. Syafrizal, M.Pd as Head of International Office and Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajad as the International coodinator in the international office as well as the Executive Director of IDB – Untirta Project, has signed a Preliminary Agreement with Duisburg Essen University in Germany on September 14th 2016. This Preliminary Agreement mainly consists of agreement in students eschange and staff development.
This agreement is important for UNTIRTA, particularly staff development cooperation to support the soft programs, such as supporting the degree program mainly the doctoral and non-degree program, such as short training for a month. Those programs will be running next year. During the visit in Germany, UNTRITA’s representative was warmly welcomed by Professor Dr. Ing. Bernd Noche, his staff and the candidate Phd from lecturers’ Untirta, they were Asep and Iman.
The professor said that this agreement will be further discussed and apllied after running one year and do the evaluation between the universities.
After having the MOU from German, The cooperation continued to Wageningeng University in Netherland. It is a well-known university in Europe. As it was invited by the Professor of Food Law, Bernd Van Der Mulen. There were many items of agreements which will be conducted by both parties. Firstly, Wageningen University will propose a course for the non-degree training programme. Secondly, the professor is willing to facilitate further mutual cooperation for the food security project to Wageningen side. Next, in terms of supporting Untirta’s business unit, Wageningen is fully supported the unit by providing a three-day intensive course for the export business to USA in which, at the same time, there was a US state-university visited Wageningen. Last but not least, Wageningen through their so-called Global Harmonization that publish books about richness of local food invite UNTIRTA’s potential authors to publish their book.
Having spent 7 days from 13th to 19th September 2016 in Europe, The representative of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa University headed back to Indonesia with so many potential agreements to run in the future.
Leading banten education into global Serang – “Go Green, Go White!, Go Green, Go White!” chanted by The Spartans (Michigan State University Students). Yes, they are back in Untirta. This time, a platoon of Spartans, precisely 18 Spartans, paid a visit to Untirta. They consist of 15 Ph.D Students in Faculty of Education ranging from different nationalities, 2 Professors – Dr. Laura Apol and Dr. Chezare Warren and 1 alumnus of MSU from Indonesia – Ibu Isabella Tirtowalujo. Similar to the last MSU visit, their visit is aimed at having school visits, which the activites are observing the class, interacting with the students and interviewing the teachers or the headmaster. The visit was alligned to one of their course, Global Education, in which they had to see and analyse the educational practice around the world.
The Delegation of MSU arrived on Friday Morning at Untirta and welcomed by Head of International Office and its staff and also by a lecturer of Teacher Training and Educational Faculty who has a strong bound with MSU. They were assembled in the Rectorat Meeting Room. Inside the room, they were officially welcomed by Rector of Untirta, Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd.
Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd showed great enthusiasm of welcoming all delegates. Rector of Untirta uttered in his speech, “On behalf of the university, I have great pleasure to welcome all of you in our campus “. He also told how pleased he is to have such a good relation with MSU, “I am happy to let you know that UNTIRTA has established good partnership with Michigan State University” as he reminded everyone that this was not the first visit paid by MSU. Last year, there were 3 professors visiting Untirta and did the school visit. At the end of his speech, he had a big hope to have other partnerships besides this visit, “I also hope that we can extent our partnership further between UNTIRTA and Michigan State University, not only in a certain occasion like this but also in terms of joint research, international publication, and many others particularly in the form of MoU “.
As it was Friday, the shortest day in the week-day due to Friday Praying, all MSU delegates and staff of IO Untirta were in a rush to head to the first school, SD Islam Tirtayasa. They were welcomed by traditional dance and attended by the Headmaster and Chairman of Tirtayasa Foundation and the teachers. They had a discussion in the Principal room for 25 minutes. Ph.D students were eagerly to know several things about the school and policy within Indonesian Educational context. Afterwards, they had a real exprience observing the class. They interacted with the teachers and most importantly with the students by helping from IO staff. This experience was truly valuable for them as they encountered several one-hand experience in terms of educational practice or cultural diversity.
All delegates, after that, went to SDN 02 Negeri Serang, a public school, to have another school visit. Even though the weater is extremely hot and humid, the Spartans were still excited. In this school, they were also warmly welcomed by the Headmaster and teachers. Due to the limit of time, all students went straight forward to every class, one class to another. Again, they interacted with teachers by helping from IO staff and the pupils. Lastly, they had an open discussion in the Office room to discuss several educational problems and facts. Soon after, they had a great lunch in one of the authentic restaurant in Serang. Having fully loaded, they went back to the Untirta to have a seminar in afternoon.
University of Sultan Ageng Tirtayasa (UNTIRTA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) Malaysia in order to increase collaboration in the field of research,international publications, student and staff exchange.
UNTIRTA rector, Professor Dr. Hj. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd said, through the exchange of students and staff of USM to UNTIRTA and so forth will increase the level of economic growth in the region of Banten through innovation and research especially in the fields of Engineering, Economics, Social Sciences and Education.
‘UNTIRTA indeed centers of higher education in the fields of Science, Technology and Culture has chosen to collaborate with USM for believing in the ability of USM who was far ahead and the world class for the realization of our dream to produce a variety of innovations in the field you want,’ he said in the signing of a memorandum of understanding in the Banquet Hall of the university.
He added that he was impressed with the innovations carried out by USM and very welcoming students, staff USM to share experiences, exchange of research material, research and academic publications.
USM Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dato ‘Dr. Omar Osman said this collaboration is expected to benefit both this high institution through exchange of students and staff for innovation in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Social Sciences.
‘70% Proficient USM lecturer in Science, Technology and Engineering, and USM will continue to be an institution that focuses on this area. I also hope that with this collaboration will enhance the knowledge and skills in this area, ‘said Omar.
The meeting also attended from both universities, From Untirta, The Head of International Office, Dr. Syafrizal, M.Pd, Division of International Collaboration, Dr. Eng. Agung Sudrajat, and Vice Rector IV Collaboration affairs, Professor Dr. Kartina, AM.M.P. and from USM also present in the ceremony were the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic and International), Professor Dato ‘Dr. Ahmad Shukri Mustapa Kamal, Deputy Rector Collaboration UNTIRTA, Professor Dr. Ir. Am horizon, Director of Internationalization Mobility and Career Center (IMCC), Dr. Muhizam Mustafa and Director of Human Transformation Centre (IDC), Dato ‘al’-Ustaz Haji Zakaria bin Ellias.
IO Untirta has successfully held a socialization on Australia Awards Scholarship on February 24th, 2016 in Teleconference Room, Post Graduate Building of Untirta. The event was attended by students of Untirta and public. The AAS speaker was represented by ibu Siti Gia Syauqiyah Fitri, M. Biotech. She is a lecturer from Biology Department, Teacher Training and Educational Faculty. She has chosen as she was one of the Australia Awards awardees. She took a master degree from Australian National University.
In this event, Ibu Gia as her nickname, presented materials of this scholarship which had been provided by the Australia Award Representative in Jakarta. The materials presented was related to this scholarship program such as type of this scholarship, the requirements, the reason why to choose Australia as a place to study and others. She also shared on her experiences in winning this scholarship, study and life in Australia and tips for the attendants to start to get a scholarship. She emphasized that we have to open up for the information related to AAS and general information and most importantly to start an action. AAS is opened for every Indonesian people who are interested to study in Australia.
Such an event like this will be held in every month. IO Untirta has turned AAS as the first scholarship being promoted to students of Untirta and Public. To find out what is next, IO Untirta will soon publish the announcement in its website.
On February 22th, 2016, International Office of Untirta (IO Untirta) held a farewell ceremony for the students who participate in the Chonnam National University – CNU (South Korea) exchange students program. The ceremony was fully attended by Rector of Untirta, Prof. Dr. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd, vice rector I and IV, Dr. Fatah Sulaiman and Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina AM., MP respectively. Moreover, it was also attended by Dean of social and political science, vice dean III of law faculty and other parties from every department. Not only are parties from Untirta, Parents of the exchange participants were also present in the ceremony.
In such a decent occasion, Rector of Untirta left some messages to the participants. He said that all students have to keep and promote Untirta to other universities. He also uttered that students should learn the cultures and take the benefits from them. In addition, he also handed over funding support and tokens of farewell. Rector of Untirta hoped that those will give benefits to them.
Chonnam National University (CNU) exchange students program has been going on for the last few years in Untirta. This year is the third batch. If previously, students participated in this program were mostly from Engineering Faculty as this program is theirs. This year, this program was taken over by IO Untirta and was participated by students from various faculties. Having selected from the administration and interview process, six students represent Untirta in this CNU exchange program. They are Dettyawatih (Law Faculty), Eni Kholiyah (Accounting), Farista Widya Kirana and Kartika (Both are from Civil Engineering), and Galih Wicaksono and Anas Subkhan (Chemical Engineering).
They are going to leave on February 27 and they are going to spend 4 months to study at CNU. They are planning to return to Indonesia in the end of June.
The International Office of Untirta held a workshop on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of International Partnerships on Wednesday, August 12th, 2015 at the Hotel Mahadria, Serang. The workshop was opened by Rector of Untirta, Prof. Dr. H. Sholeh Hidayat., M.Pd and was attended by the vice-chancellor, dean and vice dean of Untirta. This workshop was also attended lecturers competing their studies both S2 and S3, abroad. In addition, this event was also attended by invited guests from international cooperation and public relations offices of several universities in Banten province such as Unsera, STIE Banten and STIE Bina Bangsa.
In his speech, Prof. Dr. Sholeh Hidayat, M.Pd stressed the importance of international partnership as an effort of Untirta to be featured campus and SOP has been one that is very important as a guideline in the implementation of international cooperation, especially, between Untirta with campuses and institutions abroad. According to him, lecturers in Untirta who completed the study abroad is a potential bridge to open up and develop a network of international cooperation.
This workshop present the main speaker, Dr. Eko Hari Purnomo, who is Head of the International Cooperation Office, Directorate of Cooperation and International Program, Bogor Agricultural University. The material presented is focused on the development of SOP for international cooperation and academic
The International Office of Untirta
has successfully held a Workshop on Academic Writing and International Journal Publication on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 at Hotel Mahadria, Serang – Banten. The event was officially opened by both vice rector IV – partnership area, Dr. Fatah Sulaiman, S.T, M.T and head of International Office of Untirta, Prof. Dr. Ir. Kartina AM., MP. They both agreed that by composing and publishing International Journal, lecturers will improve their own capabilities.
The workshop was attended by lecturers of Untirta from different kinds of disciplines such as engineering, educational, agricultural lecturers and many others. They enthusiastically participated in the event by conducting several activities in group or sharing their own ideas and writing.
The invited speakers comprised of two well-experienced international journal writers, Dr. Setiono Sugiharto (Atma Jaya Catholic University) and Dr. Yoda R. Patta (Sampoerna University). Dr. Setiono Sugiharto who is also a reviewer of PERTANIKA journal, one of Indexed Scopus Journal, presented first as he shared about strategies to get accepted in International Journal Publication. To achieve such goal, he emphasized on the strengthening the introduction by following three moves from John Swales – a prominent linguists. Dr. Yoda R. Patta, on the other hand, presented effective strategies in academic writing. She eagerly delivered her best-skill in teaching by providing participants with a lot of exercises. Her warm and humble response to every question addressed by the participants made them feel comfortable in discussing the activity.
The last but not least, as Dr. Yoda R. Patta and Dr. Setiono Sugiharto respectively said, writing for International Journal is a wake-up call for lecturers and spending time to read and also practice and practice is the very first thing to do.
(Saturday, 25/01/16) Representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Michigan State University (MSU) paid a visit to Untirta. Their visit was a follow-up of a running program – University Connect, owned by USAID. All delegations were welcomed by the Rector of Untirta, Vice Rector I, Vice Rector III, Vice Rector IV, Head of International Office of Untirta, Head of Sub Division of Cooperation, Dean of Teachers Training and Educational Faculty and Lecturers Untirta.
Ms. K. Mitayani, a representative of USAID, in the welcoming event at the Meeting Room of Rectorate Building explained that his arrival and representatives of MSU to Untirta was firstly to establish hospitality visit. And secondly, both USAID and representatives of MSU are running this University Connect program. Thirdly, representatives of MSU were eager to know directly the development of Practice Teaching and its Experience (PPLK) majoring in PGSD (Primary School Teacher Education). In this morning event, she also introduced MSU representatives who are also MSU lecturers, i.e Prof. Lynn Paine, Prof. Samantha Caughlan and Prof. Brian Delany.
University Connect is a program owned by USAID. The program has provided training for the lecturers who were selected from all Universities in Indonesia to enroll in MSU for 3 Months. Untirta has selected three potential lecturers from Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP Untirta) namely Mr. Aditiya Rahman, M. Eng, Ms. Evi Amelia, M.Si and Mr. M Taufiq, M.Pd. In MSU, they were supplied with advantageous materials which is one of them is PPLK.
Furthermore, representatives of USAID and MSU by the permit of Rector Untirta visited one of the PPLK locations in Banjar Agung Elementary School 4 Serang. The delegation was accompanied by the Vice Rector IV and Head of International Office Untirta. Prof Lynn, Dr. Samantha and Prof. Brian had a discussion with the principal, teachers and PPLK students of Untirta. Besides, they also observed the area of the school.
After visiting the PPLK location, together with lecturers of Untirta, Vice Dean from some faculties, they had another discussion in the Rectorate Building. Topics of the discussion are mainly a sharing program, sharing-problem and a possibility of joint-collaboration between MSU and Untirta. In the discussion, they uttered “we are very grateful for everything, people here are very warm and friendly. Various problems and obstacles encountered in Indonesian field are mostly similar to the problems in MSU. During the visit, we also find suggestions and input for the improvement of human resources notably for the future-teacher”. In the discussion also discussed the things that makes it possible to establish a cooperation between Untirta Michigan State University, USA.