Udayana University Tourism Masters Study Program Receives Three Joint Degree Scholarships from Bappenas

The Tourism Masters (S2) Study Program at Udayana University received a Joint Degree scholarship from the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas. The awarding of scholarships for 3 students is a follow-up to the collaboration between Unud and Griffith University Australia/Australia Awards in Indonesia (AAI).

The scholarship handover took place at the Education Coordination Meeting and Handover of Students for the Domestic Affirmation Master Program and the Split-Site Master Program (SSMP) 2021 which was held by the Ministry of National Development Planning/Bappenas at the Hotel Merusaka Nusa Dua, Tuesday (15/6/2021). On this occasion the Karyasiswa was submitted by the Head of the Center for Development, Education, Training and Planning of Bappenas, Dr. Guspika to the Unud Tourism Masters Study Program Coordinator I Gusti Ayu Oka Suryawardani.

In order to follow up on the scholarship acceptance, a meeting was held between the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism of Udayana University and the Deputy Deans, the Coorporate of Master of Tourism and Dr. Agung Suryawan Wiranatha with a team from Bappenas, namely the Chair of the Education and Training Working Group, Organizational, Management, Administration and Finance Working Group and the team in the Postgraduate Meeting Room, Sudirman Campus, Denpasar, Wednesday (16/6/2021).

I Gusti Ayu Oka Suryawardani, the coordinator of the Master of Tourism Study Program, expressed her gratitude because the Study Program had received three scholarships. This program will run for two years where the first year is held at the Unud Tourism Masters Study Program and the second year is at Griffith University Australia.

Obtaining this scholarship shows that Unud has been recognized internationally and also by the government through Bappenas in providing scholarships. In the future, Koorprodi hopes that this scholarship program will continue and students who take part in this program can complete their assignments both at Unud and at Griffith University.

Preparations for this program have been carried out for a long time, starting with an MoA exploration with Griffith University which finally concluded for the division of portions, at Unud emphasizing on cultural tourism while at Griffith emphasizing on the economy and its management.

Coorprodi also expressed appreciation to the team for the visit to the Unud Tourism Masters Study Program and also hoped to obtain further information and the mechanism that must be carried out.

Meanwhile, the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism, Unud, Dr. I Nyoman Sunarta on this occasion also expressed his appreciation for the presence of the Team because they really needed information regarding the receipt of this scholarship. The Dean hopes that the Pokja Team can provide information, because the Master of Tourism has a great opportunity for this collaboration. This joint degree is a very good start so that other study programs can take part and for that, scholarship opportunities are opened as much as possible for Unud.

Ali Muharam Chairman of the Working Group expressed his appreciation for the very intensive communication that has been carried out. We do not yet have a topic related to tourism and government policies provide a large portion of tourism. Griffith University is one of the Top 10 of the best Tourism in the world and the closest to Indonesia which is the background for the cooperation of the Parties. This is the first step and we hope that this collaboration can continue to see opportunities for regular masters in the country for civil servants. Where every district has an office that develops its potential, of course in terms of planning it requires formal education, such as through this collaboration program.

Meanwhile, Pandu Pradhana Working Group on Organization, Management, Administration and Finance in this meeting added related to financial and technical management as well as program implementation mechanisms that have been designed for more than a year.