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UMP, UMI forge a collaboration in the fields of academics and international affairs

MAKASSAR, INDONESIA, 18 July 2023 - Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) has established a partnership with Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) to successfully organize the 'International Summer Course,' which serves as a cultural exchange platform between Southeast Asian countries.

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were Dr. Mohamad Hilmi Mat Said, representing the Vice-Chancellor of UMP, Prof. Datoโ€™ Ts. Dr. Yuserrie Zainuddin, along with Prof. Dr. H. Basri Modding, the Rector of UMI, and Dr. H. M. Hatta Fattah, the Deputy Rector 5 of UMI.ย 

Also present was Prof. Madya Dr. Setyawati Yani, the Head of the International Relations and Cooperation Office of UMI.

According to Dr. Mohamad Hilmi, both parties warmly welcomed this programme as an effort to enhance students' association and leadership management.

"This activity allows them to refine their ideas and creativity in empowering students' financial management through the role of the Student Representative Council (MPP) in other associations," he said.

Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. H. Basri Modding hopes that this collaboration will also enable both parties to explore other academic and international cooperation opportunities.

Simultaneously, the UMP-21 International Mobility programmeg took place in Makassar, Indonesia, from July 18 to 23, 2023, under the theme โ€˜Exploring The Wonderful Nature and Culture of South Sulawesiโ€™.

UMP, UMI forge a collaboration in the fields of academics and international affairs

Led by Kavita Sitaraman, representing the Resident Students' Representative 1 (PEKA1), the programme focused on fostering the spirit of brotherhood among Southeast Asian nations.

Additionally, it facilitated building camaraderie among students across Southeast Asia, especially in Makassar, through collaboration with Universitas Muslim Indonesia (UMI) Indonesia.

Furthermore, the programme aimed to enhance the roles and contributions of universities and students in promoting the ASEAN Community, while instilling values of togetherness, faith, work ethics, and responsibility.

A total of 23 Student Representative Council members and student representatives also participated in the programme.

By: Nor Salwana Mohammad Idris, Centre for Corporate Communications, Chancellery Department

Translation by: Aminatul Nor Mohamed Said, UMP Career Centre (UMPCC)

Reports by:
Nor Salwana bt Hj Mohammad Idris