British Council Representative Visits Udayana University, Discusses Cooperation Opportunities

Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information Prof. I Putu Gede Adiatmika accompanied by the Cooperation and Public Relations Coordinator received an audience of British Council representatives at the Jimbaran Campus Rectorate Building, Tuesday (12/07/2022). The meeting discussed opportunities for collaboration between the British Council and universities in Indonesia, one of which was Udayana University.

The Vice Rector on the occasion informed that Unud has 13 Faculties and Postgraduates that have the potential for collaboration, one of which is with FCS for the humanities field and with other faculties it can also be explored to see the potential for collaboration that can be established by both parties. The second thing that was discussed was the pattern of joining a working group, by making a collaboration between Brighton and Bali. Where in Brighton has many large universities and there are plans to collaborate with Udayana University. Through this pattern, we try to create a collaboration that will begin with a zoom meeting and then further meetings held in Bali or England, one of which is related to research collaboration.

British Council representatives also offer a 1 year scholarship opportunity for students with 2 years of work experience to undertake a master's degree in the UK and be funded for a year. This opens up opportunities for Unud lecturers who want to take a master's degree in England or perhaps for alumni who can be socialized through the Vice Rector for Student Affairs.

Besides that, there is also an opportunity to get funding from the British government through a research collaboration pattern between Udayana University and universities in the UK through the submission of a proposal which is expected to produce a research or publication. It is hoped that the initiation of this collaboration can be realized. Of course, under the banner of the British Empire, more universities can be invited to cooperate. Including through the international programs owned by Udayana University, it is hoped that in the future there will be interest from British students who take short courses at Udayana University.