There were 45 students selected to represent Ganesha University of Education in the Pertukaran Mahasiswa Tanah Air or PERMATA (Indonesian Students Exchange) program on Monday (19/02/2018). They had briefing at seminar room in the Faculty of Engineering and Vocational.
The first PERMATA program was launched in 2015, and Undiksha had participated in 2016 by sending 3 students, consisting of 2 students from the Faculty of Language and Art and 1 student from the Faculty of Sport and Health to Unsyiah and UNY. Although this was still a new program, the students were highly enthusiastic to follow this program. In the year 2018, Undiksha sent its elected students to 11 different universities around Indonesia namely UNNES, UNP, UNY, UPI, UM, UNESA, UNG, UNIMED, UNJ, and UNM. There were 5 students from the Faculty of Mathematics and Science, 6 students from the Faculty of Economics, 7 students from the Faculty of Engineering and Vocation, 7 students from the Faculty of Educational Science, 7 students from the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, 7 students from Faculty of Language and Art and 6 students from Faculty of Sport and Health.
Through this program, the students would get new values, especially the social and cultural values that can foster character education. The main objective of this program, or called credit transfer program, was to improve the quality of teaching and learning in 12 LPTKs (institution for educating prospective teachers in Indonesia), in order to gain greater insight into the academic climate of other universities in Indonesia.
The funding for the program which aimed at improving character education comes from central funding, Belmawa Kemenristekdikti.
Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Arnyana, M.Si and Vice Rector for Planning and Partnership Affairs, Drs. Wayan Suarnajaya, M.A, Ph.D. who attended the event delivered their speech. On their speech, it was said that the students should be well-mannered, keep being healthy, be active in various students’ activity in the addressed university for students’ exchange. The students would be provided with a decent shelter and proper transport in each addressed university. They further reminded the exchange students to use the time of one semester properly.
In addition to the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and Vice Rector for Planning and Partnership Affairs, there were also the vice deans of the faculties in Undiksha who attended this event.