Establish Cooperation, Udayana University with Tidar University Signing Memorandum of Understanding

Udayana University (Unud) collaborated with Tidar University (Untidar) Magelang which was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) by both parties in the Language Room of the Jimbaran Campus Rectorate Building, Thursday (16/12/2021). Present at the signing ceremony were the Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information representing the Rector of Udayana University, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business, the Dean of the Faculty of Tourism and the Cooperation Unit. Meanwhile, the Tidar University who attended were the Rector, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics.

Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information Unud Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes in his speech conveyed a glimpse of the profile of Udayana University which has 13 faculties and is in the form of a BLU and has just won an A predicate in the SAKIP assessment. Of course, in addition to these achievements, steps were also taken to keep running and develop Unud to become a world class university. One of them is through collaboration with various universities, government and industry. This is also a form of implementation of the Main Performance Indicators (IKU) between the Chancellor and the Ministry. The Vice Rector welcomes the collaboration and hopes that it can be followed up soon in the form of collaborative activities. This collaboration will also be carried out at the end of the year.

Meanwhile, the Rector of Tidar University, Prof. Dr. Ir. Mukh Arifin, M.Sc in his speech hoped that this collaboration would bring good benefits to both institutions. Furthermore, the Rector briefly introduced Tidar University which is a new university, which has just changed its status to a state along with 32 other universities which are currently working to grow bigger. Untidar currently has 5 faculties with 20 study programs and 10,400 active students, which is still relatively small compared to other universities. Through this opportunity, the Rector of Untidar also said that previously he had often communicated with the Faculty of Animal Husbandry and attended several activities held at Unud. Untidar is currently proposing the opening of a new study program, namely tourism, considering that Magelang and its Borubudur Temple are encouraged to open this study program. After seeing it, the tourism study program must have its own uniqueness compared to the existing tourism study program. So that his party wants to combine the peculiarities of existing similar study programs. There has been good cooperation between Untidar and the Borobudur Temple and Prambanan Temple Tourism Parks and has carried out MBKM activities there but not yet for the tourism sector. Therefore, in the future, I want to have a close relationship with Unud, especially in terms of tourism. The Rector hopes that the Untidar Faculty of Economics, which is the umbrella for this Study Program, will immediately develop a work program that relates this to cooperation. It is hoped that we can mix the uniqueness in Central Java and Bali so that it can be added value for both parties.

The signing of this MoU was also coupled with the signing of a Cooperation Agreement (PKS) between the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business Unud and the Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Untidar University.