Together with the delegation of Central Board of Muhammadiyah (PPM) Higher Education Council, Haedar Nashir, M.Si., and more than 20 rectors of PTM (Muhammadiyah University), Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum., as the Rector of Ahmad Dahlan University (UAD) attended the Signing Ceremony between DIKTI PPM Assembly with Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.
After the visit, UAD Rector appealed that the Deans of Faculty of UAD could start designing cooperative activities with Monash University for them to be realized in 2018.
"Hopefully, these cooperation plans can be implemented soon," said Kasiyarno.
The chairman of the PPM Higher Education Council also advised rectors of PTM to immediately follow up the MoU by implementing all points of the cooperation. The forms of activities that have been agreed upon include joint conference, student exchange, visiting professor, and joint research.
Prof. Lincolin Arsyad emphasized that the MoU would have no meaning at all if it was not immediately followed by implementation. Therefore, PTM must maintain Muhammadiyah marwah as a modern organization to be consistent with the agreement by organizing the activities included in the MoU.
At the meeting (15/2/2018), all the rectors of PTM were also given the opportunity to individually sign the MoU with Monash University. Then, the event continued by reviewing the "candidate" location for Muhammadiyah school in the suburbs of Melbourne