Visiting UMM makes Ambassador Interested to Establish Australian Corner

Author : Humas | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 14:51 WIB
Australian Ambassador, Paul Grigson are taking picture with a number UMM lecturers of Australian graduates . Photo: Rino Anugrawan.
NUMBER of cooperation University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) with Australia Universities make the Australia's Ambassador, Paul Grigson, interested to visit UMM, Tuesday (22/11). There are some Grigson's activities at UMM included guest lectures by students, dialogue session with the rector for cooperation development, and visiting UMM library as well.
While visiting the library especially American CornerChina Corner, Thailand Corner and Saudi Arabian Corner, then Grigson interested to establish Australian Corner at UMM. Moreover, UMM had a strategic partnership with the Australian Consortium for 'In-Country' Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) since 2007,  international consortium institutions in Australia consisting of 24 renowned universities.
Currently, UMM also has 32 lecturers of Australian graduates, and are working to create a panel of Australian alumni. According to Cooperation Assistant Rector, Soeparto, aimed to develop and empower Australian alumni.
"Because, there has been no Australian alumni associations in Indonesia, but American alumni already had organization. From its embassy there also supporting activities such as research, community service, empowerment and networking organization, "explained Soeparto.
Meanwhile, in a lecture session, Paul Grigson provided many information about the relationship between Indonesia and Australia, as well as the opportunities that can be gained of Indonesian students in Australia.
"It is important to improve relations between Australia and Indonesia, particularly in the field of education. I would like to invite citizens of Indonesia to study in Australia. We are also very supportive of Australian alumni who now teaches here, "said Grigson who is also a former Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Australiaini.
In March 2017, UMM will re-establish cooperation with one of the top universities in Australia, the University of South Australia (UniSA) in the form of internship programs for students. (Acs / han)


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