|Ismail Mae perpetuated the learning atmosphere in China Corner UMM with hapenya. Photo: Disty / PR|
DIRECTOR of Chamber Taiwan, Ismail Mae, invited Rector of University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) to introduce Indonesian Islam to educational institutions and government in Taiwan. According to Ismail, as a leading Islamic institutions in Indonesia, UMM has a strong scientific tradition, also the nuances of Islamic.
Besides introducing Indonesian Islam, UMM would also accelerate the cooperation that had begun at the previous with several universities in Taiwan. One of them, the Taiwanese would offer internship programs in Taiwan companies in Indonesia. "Mr. Ismail Mae would recommend the company in question. At the same time, our students were involved there, "said the Assistant Rector of UMM Foreign Cooperation, Soeparto.
In addition to UMM, university leaders who had been invited to introduce Islam in Taiwan were University of Muhammadiyah Surakarta (UMS), University of Al-Azhar, Islamic University (UIN) in Jakarta and UIN Medan. The goal of departure five Islamic leaders universities is also going to help empowering and assisting Indonesian Workers (TKI) in Taiwan. One of them defended for feast, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
During a visit to UMM, Wednesday (28/9), Ismail Mae said that, in Taiwan there were at least 300 thousand workers who had no two days off in the feast. "Here the rector can play a role. The trick is simple, university leaders who will set out to promote, in the contract migrant workers, the inclusion of a promises that more or less 'can get the two days off at the feast'. If successful, it was incredible, "he explained.
UMM Rector, Fauzan, who helped entertain Ismail advised to make the center of Islamic studies at several universities in Taiwan, by adopting the concept of American Corners and China Corners as found in UMM.
Towards the end of the visit, Ismail Mae took time to visit the American Corner and China Corner UMM as well as students who were undergoing Mandarin classes in China Corner. Ismail also talked a little with the greeting "Apa Kabar" in Mandarin. (Can / han)