Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with People Friendship University of Russia (RUDN). RUDN is one of the 10 best Russian universities located in Moscow. The signing was done by the Rector of UAD, Dr. Kasiyarno, M.Hum., accompanied by the Head of UAD International Program, Dr. Dwi Santoso, Ph.D., and several staff of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Russia.
The cooperation includes a variety of academic activities such as student exchanges, joint research, joint seminars, visiting professors, and joint publication. The targeted study programs also vary, from Pharmacy, Engineering, Public Health, Medical Education, to Social Studies.
"However, for a start, the cooperation will be focused on Pharmacy, Public Health, and Medical Education study programs. Those are the excellent study programs of RUDN," said Dwi Santoso on Sunday (27/05/2018).
On the occasion, the Director of the Medical Institute of RUDN, Prof. Aleksei Abramov, the Vice Rector for Foreign Cooperation, and several professors from the Medical Institute spoke and inquired directly through a video call with the Dean of UAD Faculty of Pharmacy, Dr. Dyah Aryani Perwitasari, M.Si., Ph.D., Apt., about the academic excellence of the faculty.
The topics they discussed included accredited scientific publications, both nationally and internationally, the types of research that had been undertaken, the number of students, partner universities, the lecturers, and other excellence of the Faculty of Pharmacy.
As a follow up to the MoU, in the near future RUDN delegates will be invited to UAD to provide guest lectures at several faculties and to discuss further and more details on the cooperation to be undertaken. This cooperation is also strongly supported by the Indonesian Embassy for Russia.
On the previous occasion, Indonesian Ambassador for Russia, M. Wahid Supriyadi, said that Russia was an advanced country in various fields, especially modern technology. Therefore, he strongly encouraged universities in Indonesia to cooperate with universities in Russia.
The embassy will provide full support related to academic activities to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. In addition to the MoU, UAD delegates also had the opportunity to attend an international conference hosted by QS Worldwide located at RUDN in Moscow, Russia.
On this occasion, UAD delegates met with more than 300 delegates from all over the world in order to improve the quality of education and the university rank, so that it could compete on the international level. With UAD being recognized internationally, it is expected that there is an increase in the number of foreign students studying at UAD. (doc / ard)