Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Cultural Trip with UNAIR’s International Students




On Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, all international students from AMERTA 7, KNB, Darmasiswa, and Reguler Malaysia program was invited to join Cultural Trip. The cultural trip was held in Center for Living Environment Education (PPLH) Seloliman, located in Mojokerto, East Java. After arriving in PPLH, they were then gathered in the Hall, to receive information about the activities they will have during Cultural Trip from Airlangga Global Engagement’s Staffs and representatives from PPLH.

To start the activites, they were divided into several smaller groups. They then played small game to increase their spirits and happiness and maintain them throughout the Cultural Trip. After the game has finished, those groups then took a tour surrounding the PPLH farming grounds. They learn about making natural fertilizer from food and animal waste, and they also learn about plantation. After that, they got the chance to experience ploughing the rice field traditionally, using buffalos and other traditional tools. After having fun while ploughing, it’s time for lunchbreak. They were then transported back to the Hall’s Restaurant to enjoy Indonesian local food.

After lunchbreak, then those smaller groups were combined into big groups for the next activity, which was Exploring the PPLH’s Area. They walked across the jungle and small rivers located in the area. at the end of the exploring, they arrived in a river to take a rest and playing some mini games like Water War and Stone Tower.









Welcoming Reception of New International Students of Universitas Airlangga

Surabaya (22/09/2017). Airlangga Global Engagement held the welcoming reception of Universitas Airlangga's international students. This event was opened by Mr. Irfan Wahyudi as the Director of International Program, and then followed by a wonderful speech from Faith, a KNB student from Zimbabwe, as one of the representative of international students.


These international students who can be referred as Abisatya, were also given a goodiebag as a token of welcome in this event.  

The students of these event consisted of KNB, Darmasiswa, Amerta, and Malaysia Regular Program students. KNB Scholarship Program stands for Kemitraan Negara Berkembang Scholarship which is a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian Government to International students coming from developing countries to pursue their master degree in Indonesian University. While Darmasiswa Scholarship, is a scholarship program offered by Indonesia government to the countries that have diplomacy relation with Indonesia, aimed to introduce Indonesian Language and culture to the young generation in all over the world. Amerta Program is an international class to accommodate exchange students at Universitas Airlangga for undergraduate level. Alas, Malaysia Regular Program is a program conducted by Universitas Airlangga to accept students from several universities in Malaysia. 

It is expected that from the welcoming reception, the students will be more ready to become accustomed by the Indonesian Culture, Education System, and also Universitas Airlangga in general.





UNAIR Attended The 29th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition in Seville, Spain

Universitas Airlangga was participating the 29th Annual  Conference and Exhibition that took place from 12–15 September 2017 at the Seville Conference and Exhibition Centre (FIBES). Represented by Mrs. Viqi Ardaniah, M.A. Linguistics as the Head Division of Global Research Initiative and Ms. Astria Okta Herdiani, S.Ikom as the administrator of International Program, UNAIR attended this event along with over 6000 participants from 95 countries around the world. 

In this occasion, all parties were looking forward for potential collaboration and the implementation in the near future that could bring mutual benefits among universities around the world.

Information about EAIE:

Founded in 1989, the EAIE is the acknowledged European centre for expertise, networking and resources in the internationalisation of higher education. EAIE is a non-profit, member-led organisation serving individuals actively involved in the internationalisation of their institutions through a combination of training, conferences and knowledge acquisition and sharing. They equip academic and non-academic professionals with best practices and workable solutions to internationalisation challenges and provide a platform for strategic exchange. They partner with key stakeholder organisations and institutions to promote membership interests, and advance international higher education in Europe and the rest of the world.

Afternoon Jamming Session with U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps

On Wednesday (13/9) something unique happens in front of UNAIR Management Building. A small music concert from U.S Navy was held. This music concert was part of their annual military training with Indonesian Navy titled CARAT in Surabaya. This event was opened by UNAIR Vice Rector, Prof. Ir. Amin Alamsjah and then continued by Mrs. Heather Variava, from U.S Consulate General in Surabaya.   


Opening the music concert, was the performance delivered from U.S. Marine Corps. They managed to attract attention from people all around university area. And to end the music concert, the last performers was from 7th Fleet Band from U.S. Navy. They performed several hit songs in the World Top 40 chart like We Don’t Talk Anymore (Charlie Puth & Selena Gomez), Chunky (Bruno Mars), All I Ask (Adele), and even one golden hits, Careless Whisper (George Michael).

UNAIR as the center of Taiwan Education Information in Surabaya


On Tuesday, (12/9), UNAIR opened Indonesia Taiwan Education Center in Surabaya. Besides UNAIR’s Rector and staffs, this event was also attended by various academician. The representatives from Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Purwanto Subroto, Ph.D,  Taiwan Economic and Trade Office in Indonesia (TETO), Ms. Phoebe Yeh, and Vice President of Asia University, Ms. Yuei-Chen Ko as the representatives from Taiwan.

This event was opened by traditional dance from Banyuwangi, East Java, by UNAIR Students, who were joined in UKTK Student Activity. The opening of Indonesia Taiwan Education Center was marked by MoU and MoA signing between UNAIR, represented by UNAIR’s Rector, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih and Taiwan, represented by the Vice President of Asia University, Prof. Yuei-Chen Ko. By the opening of ITEC, hopefully this institution could become the information center of Taiwan Education not just for UNAIR Students only, but also all university students in Surabaya. 


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