Saturday, August 18, 2018

UNAIR’s Courtesy Visit to UNTL: Fostering Future Collaboration

On Thursday (26/7), representatives of Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) visited the Universidade Nacional Timor Lorosa’e (UNTL) on a courtesy visit. Universitas Airlangga was represented by Ms. Margaretha as the Head of Division of Global Networking and Communication of Airlangga Global Engagement, Dr. Akhmad Taufiq Mukti, lecturer from the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine, Mr. Irwanto SpA (K), lecturer from the Faculty of Medicine and Dr. Sulis Bayusentono Sp.OT lecturer from the Faculty of Medicine. This visit’s intention was for a strategic meeting with the representatives of UNTL.

Welcoming the guests were representatives of UNTL who was represented by the Rector of UNTL. The day started with a strategic meeting, attended by the representatives of UNAIR as well as the Vice Rector of International Cooperation, Vice Rector for Student Affairs, Vice Rector for General Administration, Vice Rector for Institution Planning and Development and Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business from UNTL.  The strategic meeting covers numerous issues concerning the two universities, namely; higher education opportunity for university’s staff, research and publications, and joint programs. One of the most paramount area of cooperation that were discussed were the joint PhD program as UNTL is currently dependent on universities in Portugal for its doctoral research implementation. Furthermore, the possibility of academic mobility in the form of joint research and international community service were discussed in the meeting.

The day was followed by guest lectures from Universitas Airlangga’s lecturers. Dr. Irwanto SpA (K) delivered a lecture on “Disabled Children in Indonesia”, Dr. Sulis Bayusentono Sp.OT on “Five Years Clinical Experience of Single Event Multilevel Surgery in Cerebral Palsy Cases at Surabaya”; Dr. Akhmad Taufiq Mukti on the “Potential and Development of Aquaculture by Application of Its Biotechnology” and Ms. Margaretha, M.Sc on the “Well Being Factors for Predicting Academic Achievements of School-age Children and Early Identification and Intervention for Children with Autism with TEACCH Approach”. The guest lectures, were met with great enthusiasm from UNTL students who were delighted to present interesting questions to the lecturers.

Universtas Airlangga values the friendship and cooperation with other universities. As an institution of learning, collaboration and cooperation for the greater good are needed to further help enlighten students of both countries. The courtesy visit of Universitas Airlangga, followed by the strategic meeting and guest lectures are part of UNAIR’s milestone in initiating further academic collaboration with UNTL.

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