THE STRATEGIC partnership between the University of Muhammadiyah malang (UMM) and Confucius Institute China has come along. Beside organizing the lecturers and students exchange program, both institutions also conducted cultural event.
The Assisstant of Rector for International Relations, Drs. Soeparto M.Pd. informed that China has delegated several lecturers to teach at UMM. Two of them are from Guangzhou Normal University, China.
He also added that on this mid-October, five students from Tongren University China will study at UMM for one semester. The next semester will be the turn for UMM students to study in China.
Soeparto expected that this partnership can motivate students to study abroad. “For UMM students who never study abroad, this is a chance for them to study with foreign students ,” he explained.
To strengthen the atmosphere, on Sunday (4/10), UMM and Confucius Institute China organized the Chinese Cultural Event. This was a follow-up to the summer camp exchange program for UMM students on last June. According to the staff of International Relations Office (BKLN) UMM Karina Sari, this was the second time of the agenda being held. The event themed ‘Mo Li Piao Xiang, Fu Man Qian Dao’ which means, more or less, presenting beauty and creativity of China to Indonesia.
According to Karina, there were 21 students performing Chinese arts such as singing, dancing, wushu and violins. In the near future, these arts will be taught at UMM as program to promote Chinese culture. (nov/han/t_far)