Academic Collaboration: Asia University and Chienkuo Technology University Visit UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur

Surabaya, November 1st, 2023 – A spirit of collaboration and international cooperation filled the Rectorate Building of UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur as esteemed representatives from Asia University and Chienkuo Technology University embarked on an academic visit. They aim to discuss and solidify partnership initiatives to enrich the educational landscape and promote cross-border academic collaboration. The event, held on Thursday, November 1st, 2023, marked a significant step towards a future of shared knowledge and academic excellence.

The Notable Representatives:

Prof. Dr. Drs. Lukman Arif, M.Si. – Vice Rector of Partnership and Student Affairs at UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur, was the gracious host of this distinguished event. His welcoming demeanor and dedication to fostering academic partnerships set the tone for the day’s discussions.

Prof. Yinghuei Chen, Ph.D. – Dean of the International College at Asia University, Taiwan, brought a wealth of international experience and insights into global academic collaboration. His presence exemplified Asia University’s commitment to internationalization.

Prof. Tsueihua Wu – Deputy Dean of the Office of International Affairs at Chienkuo Technology University, represented the Taiwanese institution. Her expertise and vision in fostering international relationships underscored the significance of this visit.

Exploring Partnership Initiatives:

The agenda for this academic visit was centered around partnership initiatives that will lay the foundation for an enriched educational experience for students and faculty. Key highlights of the discussion included:

Academic Exchange Programs: The representatives explored opportunities for student and faculty exchange programs, enabling learners and educators to immerse themselves in different educational environments, cultures, and research opportunities.

Joint Research Endeavors: Collaborative research projects were discussed, focusing on addressing global challenges and pushing the boundaries of knowledge. These initiatives will allow for the pooling of resources and expertise from different institutions.

Cultural Exchange and Global Perspective: The event also emphasized cultural exchange programs, which can enhance students’ global perspectives and intercultural understanding. A broader worldview is invaluable in today’s interconnected world.

Future Collaboration: The meeting opened the door to future collaborative endeavors, setting the stage for ongoing dialogue and partnership expansion. Joint academic conferences, seminars, and workshops were among the possibilities explored.

The Unique Handover of Documents:

A unique aspect of this academic visit was the handover of already-signed documents from Asia University and Chienkuo Technology University to Prof. Lukman Arif, representing UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur. Although the rector of UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur was absent during the event, the documents symbolized the institution’s commitment to the partnership. UPN “Veteran” Jawa Timur plans to formally sign the documents in the coming days and return them to the respective universities, further solidifying the collaboration.

A Bright Future of Academic Collaboration:

This academic visit marked the beginning of a promising journey toward international collaboration. This journey will enrich the educational experiences of students and faculty and contribute to addressing global challenges through research and innovation.

The commitment to shared values and goals exemplified during this event is a testament to the potential of international partnerships to transcend boundaries and contribute to the greater good of higher education. As the documents are formalized, the universities involved will embark on a path of academic excellence and global engagement that will benefit the institutions and the wider international academic community. In an interconnected world, such partnerships offer hope and a roadmap to a future characterized by shared knowledge and academic enlightenment.