MONDAY, 20 APRIL – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Faculty of Psychology and Education (FPP) in collaboration with UMS Library and the Malaysian Librarians Association (PPM) Sabah Chapter organised 'Jejak Ilmu' for five days in Indonesia, starting Saturday till Thursday.
According to the Dean of FPP, Professor Dr. Ismail Ibrahim, the programme among others was to foster academic cooperation with several universities in Indonesia which had a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with FPP, among them Universiti Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UMJ), Universitas Mercu Buana (UMBY) and Universitas Padjadjaran (UNPAD).
“This programme provides an opportunity for UMS to foster smart collaboration with these universities from the aspect of knowledge-sharing documentation, skills, technology and reference materials collection,” he said.
He said this in his speech read by FPP Deputy Dean, Associate Professor Dr. Mohd Dahlan Hj Malek in conjunction with the launching of the programme themed ‘Silatulrahim Akademik Menyongsong Komuniti ASEAN 2015’ at FPP Seminar Room, recently.
Prof. Ismail said the programme would indirectly allow participants to track and to get closer to the latest technology used in university academic besides learning about the culture of the local community in terms of infrastructure development, economy, culture, customs and language.
He added that the programme was a three-in-one event because at the same time the faculty management held discussions with the relevant universities visited regarding student mobility programme and cooperation that involved knowledge, besides research seminar and presentation of research papers by participants.
“This programme involved a total of 25 participants consisting of first year postgraduate students of the Counselling Psychology Programme, FPP lecturers and representatives from UMS Library and PPM,” he said. - MA (fl)
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