|Rector of Cambodia Royal Academy, H.E. Dr. Khlot Thyda, with the UMM Rector, Drs. Fauzan, M.Pd. was taking photo after the signing MoU.|
SINCE the last three years, there were many Cambodians who studied at University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM), either as regular students or through Dharmasiswa scholarships. That was the reason of arrival Rektor Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC), H.E. Dr. Khlot Thyda, to UMM on Friday (6/1).
His visit was marked by the signing of memorandum of understanding (MoU) between UMM and RAC. Some points of the MoU were staff exchange program, faculty and students to comparative study, teaching or research. In addition, scholars and researchers can visit each other's short and long training needs.
Khlot Thyda said, it also provided language training Khmer (the national language of Cambodia) for UMM staff. Likewise, RAC also had the opportunity to learn Indonesian. Equally important, RAC would also send five students who received scholarships to study at UMM. As well as other strategic cooperation such as exchange of information and publications.
On this occasion, Khlot Thyda also expressed his appreciation for success in counteracting the negative effects of modernism to Indonesia. The appreciation was conveyed at guest lecture in the presence of students of the Graduate Program (PPS) and UMM faculty.
According to Khlot, in the midst of the global modernization, Indonesia could still maintain their original culture. "Cambodia needs to learn to Indonesia in terms of keeping their culture," said the woman over the age of 60.
In addition, Khlot also recognized Indonesia superiority on the quality aspect of leadership. "The experience of Indonesia as a teacher for Cambodia," he said.
UMM Rector, Fauzan, hoped that academic cooperation built could run well and beneficial for both parties. (PR UMM)