The Dean of FMIPA is ready to support the fields of Cooperation and Public Relations
Tuesday (21/2/2023), at the Golden Tulip Jineng Resort, Kuta Badung, Udayana University held a Coordination Meeting (Rakor) in the field of Cooperation and Public Relations. The meeting which was attended by the Deputy Chancellors for Planning, Cooperation, and Information, Deans, Postgraduate Directors, Heads of Institutions, Heads of Bureaus, Heads of UPTs, Coordinators of KUI, Chairs of USDI, Directors of BPU, and Chairs of UPIKS faculties, also invited Prof. Dr. Sujarwanto, M.Pd Director of Lab School from Surabaya State University and Kotok Gurito, SE Head of Public Relations Subdivision, Universitas Brawijaya as resource persons.
In his remarks, Vice Chancellor for Planning, Cooperation and Information Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes., said that this coordination meeting was held to increase cooperation between all units within Unud in an effort to provide quality services to stakeholders. "The target of this collaboration is certainly expected to be able to support Unud transforming into a Legal Entity State University (PTNBH). This is done by increasing Unud's main performance indicators." Adiatmika also said that the Chancellor of Udayana University had given directions so that the action or PKS from the existing MOU was further enhanced, because action or concrete evidence from the MOU was more important. "The MoU is necessary. The important thing is that there are many branches and branches," he said.
According to him, a collaboration that is built has two targets, namely academically and practically. Academically, cooperation is expected to boost the quality of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. Whereas from a practical standpoint, cooperation is able to generate income for Unud to support operations. For example, by empowering immovable assets owned by the largest state campus in Bali. Because, after PTNBH, Unud was given the freedom to manage assets. Regarding foreign cooperation in 2022, Unud has collaborated with 180 agencies, both universities and organizations. The implementation that has been carried out includes the exchange of lecturers and students, research and community service.
In managing students abroad, Unud is constrained by costs. So that his party took advantage of scholarship opportunities from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology through the Education Fund Management Institute (LPDP) and the Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards (IISMA). Unud has sent a number of its students to study directly to various parts of the country. For students who don't go, they can still take part in the exchange program, lectures are held online, and credit is recognized. The Chancellor opens wide opportunities for every faculty at Unud to target real cooperation abroad.
The hope of the leadership is that besides the increasing number of foreign and foreign students studying at Unud, it is also supported by ministries, local governments and other stakeholders. Meanwhile, regarding the publication of programs and achievements of Unud, from the level of study programs, faculties, rectors and all units, Unud has collaborated with various media in Bali. In fact, through the rector's spokesperson team, Unud routinely shares news on social media platforms. As the end of his remarks, Adiatmika emphasized "With the presence of resource persons from Brawijaya and Unesa, we certainly hope to provide positive input for us going forward,".
Dean of FMIPA Dra. Watiniasih, M.Sc, Ph.D, when contacted separately, stated her support for increasing cooperation and the public relations department. Watiniasih explained that FMIPA under the coordination of UPIKS and the Cooperation Sector was trying to establish and increase cooperation and positive news. Until now there have been 48 domestic collaborations and 7 foreign collaborations that have been initiated by FMIPA with 52 PKS as the implementation of the MOU. Watiniasih hopes that with this coordination meeting all related teams can work more optimally so that what is the university's target in providing quality services for Unud stakeholders can be achieved.