UPNVJ and CMC Philippines Virtual Discussion Discusses Opportunities for Exploring Collaboration

Public RelationsUPNVJ - Jakarta "Veteran" National Development University through the Office of International Affairs (KUI) always strives to strengthen foreign cooperation networks to increase the element of internationalization

As a follow-up to these efforts, KUI UPNVJ held a virtual discussion with Central Mindanao Colleges (CMC) of the Philippines to discuss opportunities for exploring cooperation and implementation on Tuesday, April 2 2024.

This activity was attended by Dr. Bambang Susanto, MA., Head of KUI UPNVJ; Aditya Arhammar Didi Riyanto as KUI UPNVJ Staff; Ananda Govinda as KUI UPNVJ intern; Dr. Fitria Ayuningtyas as Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, FISIP UPNVJ; Musa Maliki, PhD. as Deputy Dean for Student Affairs FISIP UPNVJ; and Dr. Miguna Astuti as Head of Sub KUI FEB UPNVJ.

Meanwhile, Mr. CMC attended. Mark Genesis, Director of the Center for International Affairs and Linkages; and Mr. John Rowuel, Ms. Angilica Gallano, Ms. Gretchen Chavez as Staff of the Center for International Affairs and Linkages.

Representative from CMC, Mr. Mark Genesis, explained a brief profile of CMC which includes the study program and a number of activities that have been held. CMC said that they were interested in implementing a student and lecturer exchange program with UPNVJ.


It was explained that CMC has a special program to receive and send students to and from abroad for exchange, research or teaching. The Head of KUI welcomed the program offer.

"UPNVJ welcomes this collaboration with CMC. We hope that international collaboration like this can provide benefits for students and lecturers in improving quality and international networks," said Dr Bambang Susanto.

"As an initial program, guest lectures can be held in May or June 2024 and UPNVJ can accept CMC students in the odd semester 2024/2025," he continued.

Dr Bambang Susanto hopes that the faculties at UPNVJ can establish collaborative programs with related faculties or study programs at CMC through pilot projects and Implementation Agreements (IA).

UPNVJ faculty representatives, such as Dr Fitria Ayuningtyas, said that FISIP UPNVJ was interested in implementing a number of joint programs such as visiting lectures and joint research and publications. FISIP UPNVJ also offers CMC to organize international conference activities related to research journals or certain themes in August or September.

The Head of Sub-KUI FEB expressed the UPNVJ Faculty of Economics and Business's interest in establishing a number of collaborative programs with CMC. FEB UPNVJ offers a summer course program, visiting lecture, reviewer or editor in one of the FEB UPNVJ journals, and collaboration in the Jakarta Economic Sustainability International Conference Agenda (JESICA) activities, especially by inviting experts from CMC as speakers.

As a follow-up, UPNVJ will send the framework of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) that UPNVJ has designed to CMC. Later, the opportunity to sign the MoU virtually or desk-to-desk will be discussed again, while the official signing could be carried out during the UPNVJ Chancellor's visit to the Philippines. (*wit/PRUPNVJ)

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