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Fostering Academic Collaboration: The MOU Signing Ceremony between Jakarta International University and Universitas Cenderawasih

Date : Thursday, 21 March 2024
Venue : Conference Room, Jakarta International University Campus, K-Eduplex, Cikarang, Kabupaten Bekasi

On March 21, 2024, Jakarta International University (JIU) and Universitas Cenderawasih (UNCEN) came together in a momentous Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signing ceremony, marking a significant milestone in the realms of academia, research, and community engagement. The ceremony, held at the esteemed premises of JIU, witnessed the formalization of collaborative efforts between the two institutions, heralding a new era of cooperation and synergy.

Dr. Agus Hartadi, S.E., M.A., the esteemed Rector of JIU, and Dr. Oscar Oswald O. Wambrauw, S.E., M.Sc., Agr., the distinguished Rector of UNCEN, led the signing ceremony, symbolizing the commitment of their respective institutions towards fostering academic excellence and societal impact. Accompanying them were prominent delegates including Vice Rectors, Deans, and Foundation Representatives, underscoring the collective resolve towards advancing the shared goals of education, research, and community service.

The MOU encapsulates a comprehensive framework for partnership and collaboration, grounded in the Tridharma principles encompassing Education, Research, and Community Service. Beyond the conventional domains, the agreement extends its purview to encompass multifaceted avenues such as student exchanges program, human resource development training, and student entrepreneurship courses, reflecting a holistic approach towards nurturing talent and fostering innovation.

One of the pivotal aspects of the collaboration is the strategic positioning of JIU as a hub or bridging partner between East Indonesia, particularly Papua, and South Korean Universities and Industries. Leveraging JIU’s robust international networking, UNCEN aspires to harness the synergies for mutual growth and development, thereby creating a conducive environment for academic and industrial exchange.

Looking ahead, both JIU and UNCEN envision a future marked by strengthened collaboration and sustained mutual benefits. JIU eagerly anticipates expanding its academic and non-academic collaborations with Fiji and Papua New Guinea, facilitated by the invaluable support and facilitation from UNCEN. Furthermore, the introduction of JIU students from Papua Land during the ceremony not only symbolizes diversity but also underscores the commitment towards inclusivity and equitable representation in academia.

In conclusion, the MOU signing ceremony between Jakarta International University and Universitas Cenderawasih heralds a new chapter in the annals of academic collaboration. As the two institutions embark on this transformative journey, guided by the principles of cooperation, innovation, and inclusivity, they reaffirm their commitment towards shaping a brighter future for generations to come. With shared aspirations and concerted efforts, the partnership between JIU and UNCEN stands poised to catalyze positive change, transcending boundaries and fostering excellence in academia and beyond.

Written by:
Sam Yuan Permadi, M.Sc.
External Relations
Jakarta International University
(March 22, 2024)