[NEWS] The 5th ASEAN+3 Head of International Relations Meeting

  • The 5th ASEAN+3 Head of International Relations  Meeting has been held on May 28-29, 2015, at Peking University, Beijing. The meeting was held annually, to discuss the achievement of International Relations Office (IRO) of each member universities and to learn the best practices  from various university which has been successful in bringing up themselves to the high ranked university. This time in Beijing, three universities were invited to expose themselves to the participants, those are National University of Singapore (the 25th world rank), Peking University (the 48th  world rank) and Kyoto University (the 59th world rank). The lesson learned from NUS is the big step in inviting foreign professors and researchers to teach and research at NUS and to send most of their students abroad through exchange or other programs. Peking university is successful in promoting MOOCs (online teaching) to their lecturers and students, and this program has been accessed by quite number foreign students around the world as well as their own students. Kyoto University on the other hands, has been proofing that collaboration among universities is an effective way to accelerate students and staffs mobility. Those best practices have highlighted the meeting and successfully intrigued the other member to adopt their own policies based on those practices. All member universities agree to convene again next year at Universiti Utara Malaysia.

    01 Jun
    01 Jun
  •   On Tuesday 19 May 2015, Department of Sociology FISIP UI, received a visit from Texas A & M University. The event was held at Juwono Auditorium FISIP UI and attended by Associate Professor Department of Communication, Texas A & M University, Randly Kluver, Ph.D., as chairman of the visit of the Texas A & M University and students’ representatives and the Chair of the Corps of Cadets Program and School of Military Science. Corps of Cadets and School of Military Science Program at Texas A & M University is a leadership oriented program in the military training. The graduates of this program will be prepared as an officer candidate. The main purpose of this visit is to explore the possible partnership within the framework of academic studies. This cooperation is a follow up of a memorandum of cooperation agreements between universities that have been built since the 1990s. There are two themes of discussion in this event, the political communication and military reforms and its role in civil construction. On this occasion, the Dean of the Faculty of Social UI, Dr. Arie Setiabudi Susilo, M.Sc., gave a brief review of the development of military sociology studies in Indonesia, especially in the area of Sociology, FISIP UI. He also explained about the study themes of academic production of Sociology that were summarized in Society Journal Vol. 19/2/July 2014 and direction on the development of Military Sociological Research Cluster. In that opportunity Prof. Dr. Dody Prayogo, Mpst also delivered a brief review on the history of the Department of Sociology, FISIP UI and its concentration studies. Before leaving the campus, the delegates of Texas A & M University had the opportunity to have a faculty tour and a visit to the Central Library of Universitas Indonesia, accompanied by the Dean of FISIP UI and the representative of the Department of Sociology.

    29 May
    29 May
  • In the attempt of internationalization and pursuing the development of international cooperation UI, International Office UI in line with the directorate of cooperation organized Workshop of Priority Mapping of International Cooperation UI 2015. The workshop was held on Thursday, 21 May 2015 in Santika Hotel, Depok and was attended by almost 50 people including dean/vice dean, international office staffs, manager of cooperation from directorate, faculty and some other research center. C The background of this workshop emerged as there is still lack of awareness from academicians regarding international cooperation. Second, UI is still struggling to improve good governance embodied by systematically and efficiently PDCA, Plan-Do-Check-Act. Currently, faculties and some research center only implement the agreement without having structured planning, monitoring and evaluation each year. Thus, there is still missing chain which needs to be improved, so UI can obtain valid international cooperation data. Within this workshop, IO UI and Directorate of Cooperation disseminated renewed standard operational procedure regarding international agreement procedures for period 2014-2019, integrated data of implementing agreement and future planning from each faculty for 2015. This data will be sustainably maintained and used to determine international cooperation policy in the future.

    25 May
    25 May
  • Center for the Study of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, FISIP UI in cooperation with Research Center for Climate Change, Universitas Indonesia held a seminar and exhibition titled “Climate Change: It’s Danger for our Production and Why It Escapes our Prediction.” This event took place in the Auditorium Juwono, Campus FISIP UI Depok, on Thursday (05/21/2015). The keynote speaker in this seminar was Agromet Vision, the Netherlands and Indonesia, Prof. Kees Stigter. The panelist of the seminar discussion was Director of Research Center for Climates Change, Universitas Indonesia, Dr. Jatna Supriatna, and the moderator of the seminar discussion sessions was Lecturer of Administration Science, Lisman Manurung, Ph.D. The seminar was opened with a speech by Dean of Social UI, Dr. Arie Setiabudi Soesilo, M.Sc. This seminar discussed about the scientific consensus on atmospheric and ocean temperature trend that has been widely recognized as a global concern. Another discussion was related to extreme climatic conditions during the last century that cannot be described simply as a process of climate cycle. As in World Meteorological Organization (WMO) observations, it was concluded that the increase of the earth’s temperature has occurred since distant past. International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) also used carbon dioxide measure to indicate increase of the Earth’s temperature since the industrial revolution. However, changes in the use of land use also play an important role in the issue of climate change. Within the period from 1960 to 2010, the average increase in temperature of the earth was estimated to have reached 0,7˚ Celsius, while in 1880 the Earth’s temperature was 0,85˚ Celsius. It is forecasted that in the next 50 years the Earth’s temperature will be at the level of one degree Celsius with emissions within the framework of the IPCC scenarios. The combination of El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and global warming is likely to give unpredictable impact, particularly in the production of agriculture and food security issues.

    22 May
    22 May
  •   On 25 February 2015, Ms. Lucinda Chappel, the Regional Director for Southeast Asia from the International Office of Griffith University visited International Office to talk about the study tour program for Griffith University MBA students, which is planned to be hosted by Universitas Indonesia in the end of this year.  It was an interesting meeting where Ms.Chappel elaborated Griffith University’s interest in knowing more about Indonesia’s business culture and environment as the main focus of the study tour. Ms.Chappel also highlighted the importance of putting topics on Indonesia’s business sustainability within the study tour. The continuity and implementation of cooperation between the two universities were also discussed. Griffith University and Universitas Indonesia have a strong engagement in the area of Public Health, which is expected to be strengthened through more significant and beneficial cooperation in academic fields and potentially involving the government sector, such as the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and the Australian Government, in supporting the cooperation.

    03 Mar
    03 Mar
  • On 18th of February 2015, the Head of International Office, Melda Kamil Ariadno, SH, LL.M, Ph.D. has met with H.E. Andreas Karabaczek, The Austrian Ambassador ‎for Republic of Indonesia, and Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. A Min Tjoa, the national coordinator for ASEA UNINET in Austria, at the residence of Austrian Ambassador in Jakarta.  The meeting was fruitful, explore the possibility to enhance UI’s role in ASEA UNINET, to include sending UI”s lecture to Austria and to other country member of ASEA UNINET for having preliminary approach of establishing joint research and joint publication for 3-4 weeks period. They specifically explored on the possibility to send UI’s lecturer in a near future to certain universities in Austria under the ASEA UNINET scheme. The chance to have visiting professor come to UI is also discussed as well as joint research. Austria is wellknown for basic and applied science as well as the music thus the opportunity to have cooperation with Austrian universities covers up quite wide ranging subjects, from basic science to ‎social and music study program.

    03 Mar
    03 Mar
  •   On 17 February 2015, Mervin Bakker, Director of Netherlands Education Support Office (NUFFIC-NESO) Indonesia; Merlies Van Meenenn; Bert Hoijer, Project Director, RDM Campus; Ferdian Suprata, Program Director Living Lab, NESO; Steven S, Program Manager Internationalisation, University of Applied Science; Liliane Geerling, Lecturer Delta Management, Delta Academy; Rick Heikoop , Lecturer Water Management, Rotterdam University met Melda Kamil Ariadno S.H., L.L.M, Ph.D, Head of International Office, UI; Dr. Ir. Dodi Sudiana M.Eng, Director for Cooperation, UI and some UI’s Faculty Member. As a follow up to the previous meeting on 11 February 2015, NUFFIC-NESO and UI are interested in conducting Joint Research named Living Lab. UI seeks the possibility to set up a Living Lab in coastal and port management to support the national objective of Indonesia to be maritime axis in the world. UI lecturers and researchers are also welcome to join the existing Living Labs under NUFFIC-NESO programs.

    02 Mar
    02 Mar
  •   The partnership between Chiba and UI has long been strengthened to the series of collaboration. On 17 February 2015, Chiba University has brought their delegation visiting UI to promote their Twincle Program. UI, represented by Director of Partnership and Head of International Office, Dr. Dodi Sudiana M.Eng, and Melda Kamil Ariadno, SH., LL.M, Ph.D and some faculties’ members, discussed the development of the program between UI and Chiba University. UI delegation met some professors from Chiba, Prof. YAMANO YOSHIAKI, Craft and Technology Education (Vice Dean of Faculty of Education, and in charge of TWINCLE), Prof. NOMURA JUN, School Health Nursing Education Staff, Assoc. Prof. YAMATO MASAHID, Science Education, Asst. Prof. TSUJI KOJI, Craft and Technology Education, NAGAYASU MIYOKO, TWINCLE staff. In general, Twincle program supports graduate students to acquire international abilities through activities in Japan and ASEAN. Currently there has been some implementation of Twincle Program at Faculty of Engineering UI which is basically the teaching experiments done by Chiba”s student at senior high school in Indonesia. During this experiment, Chiba’s student is accompanied by UI student whom have visited Chiba for preparing the methodology of education. Melda Kamil proposed more UI’s students to be further involved in this program by joining exchange program to Japan to get broaden knowledge and experiences.

    02 Mar
    02 Mar
  •   On 20 February 2015, Dr. Michael Hanssler, Chair of the Executive Board of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Julia Schulz Dornburg, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Gerda Henkel Foundation, Jens Christian Schneider, Project Manager Lisa Maskell Fellowships of the Gerda Henkel Foundation met Melda Kamil Ariadno S.H., L.LM, PhD, Head of International Office UI, Dr. Tony Rudyansjah, MA., Head of Anthropology Department, UI, Yon Machmudi, Ph.D, lecturer of Islamic History and Politics in Southeast Asia & Middle East, and etc. The Agenda for this meeting is to discuss about the scholarship opportunity for doctorate programs, research as well publication in the humanities issues to include history, social, political, and interdisciplinary study program. Dissemination of information and selection of candidates will be made through International Office UI. The Gerda Henkel Foundation offers scholarships for UI alumni who wish continue their studies and research in doctorate programs in Germany or other European countries. The scholarship is covering some field of study such as history, archeology, interdisciplinary as well as other fields in the humanities sphere. More information can be found at the following link portal: www.lisa.gerda-henkel-stiftung.de

    27 Feb
    27 Feb
  •   On 4 February 2015, Micky Trongchitthan, Counsellor Education, Australian Embassy, Claudina Milawati, Deputy Director of Education, Australian Embassy and Noviana Aisyiah, Policy Officer of Education, Australian Embassy met Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Anis, M.Met, and Head of International Office, Melda Kamil Ariadno, S.H., LL.M., Ph.D. The Agenda for this meeting to further discussion and collaboration plan and establish greater cooperation between the two institutions. In the meeting, they discussed about the existing and potential collaboration between UI and Universities in Australia. UI kindly request Australian Embassy to provide a scholarship to their citizen to study at Universitas Indonesia, and help UI to promote its program to Australian potential candidate. In addition, UI also suggest that Australian Embassy could connect between UI and University in Australia to enhance collaboration among them including those of student/lecturer/researcher mobility, joint research and joint publication.

    18 Feb
    18 Feb
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