Singaraja- Universitas Pendidikan Ganesha (Undiksha) received a visit from Institut Agama Kristen Negeri (IAKN), Kupang, Tuesday (7/3/2023). This visit was also to establish cooperation in optimizing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education implementation.
During this visit, the IAKN Kupang group was led by the Rector, Dr. Harun Y. Natonis, M. Si., and the Vice Rector III, Soleman Baun, M.Pd.K., and the Doctoral Program Coordinator, Anita A. Hege Udju, M.Pd. The group was received by the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Cooperation, Prof. Dr. Gede Rasben Dantes, S.T., M.T.I., accompanied by the Head of the AKPK Bureau, Drs. I Made Yasa, M.Pd., Head of Cooperation and Public Relations, and related staff.
Rector Harun said that his visit to Undiksha was in the context of sharing related to implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, especially in Education, Teaching, and Research. He appreciated Undiksha, who had received his presence well and welcomed the cooperation that would be established in the future.
Further conveyed, after today’s discussion, his party will send the relevant units to always communicate with Undiksha to share the implementation of the cooperation stated in the MoU so that there will be an immediate follow-up. He emphasized, do not let the MoU stop on paper.
Undiksha, as one of the state universities in Bali, is considered to have developed rapidly. As a new university, IAKN wants to learn and collaborate with Undiksha. “In this era of digitalization, we can know the development of universities through online media, and I think Undiksha in Bali is one of the advanced universities,” he explained.
Undiksha Vice Rector, Rasben Dantes, also appreciated Undiksha being chosen as a sharing place by IAKN Kupang. He conveyed that as fellow academic institutions, these two universities will continue to strive to improve quality to contribute to the development of human resources in the future.
The collaboration or cooperation established as one of the manifestations of the paradigm of Merdeka Belajar Kampus Merdeka (MBKM) is often conveyed by the Minister of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (Kemendikbudristek). In the future, to accelerate the realization of the cooperation that has been discussed, IAKN Kupang will coordinate internally with each faculty and study program at Undiksha regarding program implementation. Hopefully, Undiksha and IAKN Kupang can continue to collaborate and improve each institution’s quality. (hms)