BIPA UMM Trusted by Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Educate Foreign Diplomat Candidate

Author : Humas | Wednesday, June 07, 2017 05:35 WIB
HAPPY: Foreign students took picture at helipad of University of Muhammadiyah Malang during International Gathering Darmasiswa. (Disty / humas)
AFTER  selection process and visitation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia entrusted Indonesian Language Unit for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) as the institution of the Indonesian language and culture service provider for 12 diplomat candidates from five continents through the 12th Promotion to Indonesian Language and Culture for Foreign Diplomats program.
ction of UMM as the mandate holder was assessed by BIPA UMM chairman Dr. Arif Budi Wurianto MSi. It was due to availability of good facilities and infrastructure, as well as UMM's ability in managing the networks, which made UMM has been oftenly believed to be the host on number of international events. On May 8-11, UMM had been trusted to manage International Gathering student of Darmasiswa program RI, which was attended by 540 foreign students from 78 countries.
The activities, which was program from Education and Training Center (Pusdiklat) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will planned to be held on July to August. During that time, the candidates of diplomats will learn Indonesian language basic level and Indonesian culture. The cultural program including the outing class namely introduction of nature and culture generally in East Java and particulary in Malang.
They will learn Malangan Mask, batik, and karawitan (traditional music) that will be supported by the Cultural Institute of UMM. I think this is a tough challenge for us, because only one month we teach (them) Indonesian language and culture," Arif explained when interviewed on Tuesday, June 6.
wever, visitation that conducted by Pusdiklat Kemenlu RI on May 19 to confirm program that offered. In addition, objectively the team of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs had visited the facilities, which available at UMM, namely learning facilities, human resources facilities, support factors were supporting from university and facilities that enable them to learn based on standardization set by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"Previously, this activity was focused in Jakarta and Jogja. For the first time, after twelve years, the event was held in East Java, especially UMM," Arif explained.
This program has added value for UMM, Arif added, especially either accreditation or public accountability, especially the government. These achievements had complemented the list of BIPA’s cooperation programs with other ministries, including the Ministry of Education and Culture through the Darmasiswa program, the Ministry of Research and Technology, Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia through the Cooperation of Developing Countries (KNB), and finally from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs through that program.
"Choosing UMM to organize (the agenda) has given good rapot for UMM, as well as our challenge to provide the professional and the best services for them," he said. (Naz)
HAPPY: Foreign students took picture at helipad of University of Muhammadiyah Malang during International Gathering Darmasiswa. (Disty / humas)


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