Indonesian University Explores Collaboration With UMS


Universitas Tanjungpura, Pontianak, Indonesia (UNTAN) visited the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy (FBEA) at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) on March 4.

The primary objective of this benchmark visit was to explore potential collaboration avenues in academic activities, research endeavors, and postgraduate opportunities at UMS.

The delegation, led by Dr Rosyadi, S.E., M.Si, included over 20 postgraduate students.

They were received by Dr Noor Fzlinda Fabeil, Deputy Dean for Students Affairs and Postgraduate at UMS.

Dean of FBEA UMS, Associate Professor Dr Mohd Rahimie Abd Karim, extended a warm welcome to the UNTAN delegates, whose institution was established in 1959.

Both parties sealed their commitment to collaboration by signing a Letter of Intent, outlining plans for academic exchange activities, joint research initiatives, and facilitating mobility for staff and students.

The session was joined by Dr Izyanti Awang Razli, Postgraduate by Research Coordinator, and Dr Allif Anwar, Postgardue Coursework Coordinator, and Associate Professor Dr Zaiton Osman, former dean at UMS Labuan International Campus.

During the visit, Datu Razali Datu Eranza and Andy Lee Chen Hiung shared insights into FBEA's mobility program.

As coordinators for mobility programs, they elaborated on their experiences in managing inbound mobility programs from various countries including China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, South Korea, Gabon, and Cambodia, resulting in FBEA winning active mobility awards for six consecutive years.

The day's agenda also included a session for postgraduate students from both universities, facilitated by Andrew Sean, head of the postgraduate students' community association.

This session aimed to foster an exchange of experiences, explore potential collaborations, and discuss future activities.

Dr Rosyadi and the UNTAN postgraduate students were captivated by the scenic landscape of UMS and the splendor of the renowned 'Pink Mosque' on campus.

Before departing for Sarawak the following day, they enjoyed a comprehensive campus tour.

This collaborative endeavor marks a significant step towards enhancing academic cooperation and fostering mutual growth between UMS and Tanjungpura University, Indonesia



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