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UTM Malaysia Warmly Welcomed UMP Students to Do Teaching Practice


With the vision “Start Here, Go Anywhere” Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) runs a number of internationalization programs. Recently, UMP sent 15 achievement students chosen from Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) of UMP to Malaysia to undertake teaching practice program (PPL) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM). The program is planned to run for 29 days from February 16 to March 16. 2017.


Prof. Dr. Baharuddin Aris, Ph.D., the dean of Faculty of Education of UTM, warmly welcomed the students of UMP represented by Drs. Pudiyono, M.Hum., the dean of FKIP of UMP on Tuesday, February 14. In the meeting, both UMP and UTM are committed to mutually develop their students.


 “We are expecting 15 students sent here can take advantages of knowledge and skills. The differences found in this campus will help them develop their competences,” said Pudiyono.


Referring to the data from International Affairs Office of UMP, the university has run international programs in collaboration with 37 countries around the world involving the cooperation of Tri Darma of higher education such as Education, Research, and Community Services. (Gun translated by Nov)


15 Students of UMP to Teach in Malaysia: START HERE GO ANYWHERE!


Asean Economic Community (AEC) becoming the popular issue nowadays insists all citizens of the South East Asian countries, including Indonesia, be well prepared in terms of international-level capability. Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) with its tagline START HERE GO ANYWHERE is committed to prepare its students with ability to compete in this global world. One of efforts done to undertake the internationalization is the implementation of International Teaching Practicum in Univesiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) for the students from Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) for 28 days.

Last week, UMP through International Affairs Office (IAO) conducted a briefing for the students before they leave for UTM. The briefing attended by Santhy Hawanti, PhD., the Director of IAO, Drs. Pamujo, MPd., the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs of FKIP UMP, and Pratik Hari Yuwono, MA., the lecturer of FKIP UMP was for giving the explanation of any important information before the students’ departure to Malaysia.

Dr. Jebul Suroso, the Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs, believes this international teaching practicum program is very important to show how UMP wants to position itself in the international level. “This program is intended to give both academic and cultural experience for our students. As a vice rector, I give my appreciation for the dean of FKIP and the director of IAO for implementing this program. In the future, we are expecting to have more collaborative activities such as community services for all faculties,” said Jebul.

Moreover, Santhy who has experienced of living in Australia during her doctoral study and in Bulgaria while teaching Bahasa Indonesia in the SAME Program from the Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti) gave motivation and preparation so that the students will be mentally ready to teach Malaysian students at schools in Johor Baru region, Malaysia. “You all have to enjoy any challenges you face in your life, so you’ll find it easier to solve them. Believe in yourself!” said Santhy.

Apart from that, Pamujo told the students to behave well, obey any rules during their stay, and save face of the university’s reputation. He wants to ensure the students are completely ready to undertake this teaching practicum. In addition, Pratik emphasized this program is so beneficial and valuable that the students need to take as many advantages of it while learning and gaining experiences in Malaysia. The students will carry out this international teaching practicum program from February 14th to March 15th, 2017. (Nov-kui)

UMP-Sofia University Undertake Erasmus+ Programme


Inter-institutional agreement is a programme funded by Erasmus+ with which the institutions involved agree to cooperate for the exchange of students and / or staff in the context of Erasmus+. They commit themselves to respecting the quality requirements of the Erasmus Charter for Higher Education in all aspects of the organization and management of mobility and agree on a series of quantitative and qualitative measures to ensure mobility of high quality and impact.


Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) now has an Inter-institutional Agreement with Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, Bulgaria. This agreement is a result of a long discussion done by Santhy Hawanti, PhD, the Director of International Affairs Office of UMP, with representatives from Sofia University during her stay in Bulgaria. Sofia University that has been one of program countries of Erasmus+ sent an offer of inter-institutional agreement to UMP.


The inter-institutional agreement signed by the rectors of both universities enables UMP to send its students and/or staffs to Sofia University in order to improve their competences and the other way around. Sofia University proposes the humanities and languages subject areas of the student and staff mobility for this inter-institutional agreement. However, a further discussion between UMP and Sofia University can be undertaken in order to decide another subject area to include in the agreement.


Santhy explained this staff and students mobility can be carried out twice a year with the student mobility period of 2x5 months and staff mobility period of 1x10 days in one academic year. The students of UMP may take subject(s) in Sofia University which can possibly be counted towards their degree at UMP. In addition, the staffs sent to Sofia University will do teachings at the university for 10 days in accordance with their discipline. Dr. Jebul Suroso, the Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs of UMP believes this agreement will help UMP boost its internationalization. UMP: Start Here Go Anywhere! (Nov-kui)

UMP Signed MoU with American University despite Trump’s Policy


The Trump’s controversial policy regarding the ban of Moslems from 7 countries in the middle-east to enter the United States of America (USA) does not give any significant effect for Indonesia. It is proven by the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP/ Indonesia) and Islamic University of Minnesota (USA) in Jakarta last week. The delegates from UMP were Dr. Ns. Jebul Suroso, the Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs, and Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D., the Director of International Affairs Office.


Jebul said this partnership involves several points related to academic activities to implement the Tri Darma of higher education such as Education, Research, and Community Services. He exemplified in terms of education, there will be students and staff exchange as well as scientific forums. In research aspect, a number of joint researches will be undertaken to achieve the targets of excellence of both parties. In addition, in terms of community service aspect, he said, “we’ll carry out a scheme of community services involving the two parties with mutual benefits”. It is reported that under Jebul’s leadership UMP has successfully cooperated with more than 41 universities abroad. He added that the partnership with Islamic University of Minnesota is a good breakthrough for UMP. “The existence of higher education institution in USA is really strategic and will boost the internationalization of UMP,” he said.


Besides the academic activities, Jebul stated an implicit message of this partnership that UMP wants to actively participate and positively contribute to a good relationship with USA. “The current issue in the mass media regarding the ban of Moslems to enter USA does not influence the possibility of partnership in education between both countries. We’ll share knowledge and educational insight for the mutual development,” he said. Moreover, Jebul also ensures that UMP supports Moslems living in USA. (Pra translated by Nov)

Agreement between UMP and a Thai School


   The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is the realisation of the region's end goal of economic integration. It envisions ASEAN as a single market and production base, a highly competitive region, with equitable economic development, and fully integrated into the global economy. It is now becoming the main concern among south east ASEAN countries, including Indonesia.

            The Government of Republic of Indonesia, through its Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti), encourages all higher education to do internationalization in order to be ready in facing the AEC. Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) supports the government’s mandate by undertaking a number of internationalization programs. One of which is to send its alumni to teach in other ASEAN countries.

            To realize the program, the delegates from UMP, Dr. Jebul Suroso (Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs) and Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D. (Director of International Affairs Office), had a visit to Buranakarn Suksa Witya School in Pattani, Thailand. The representative from Buranakarn Suksa Witya School was Dr. Hasan E-Tae (Director of Buranakarn Suksa Witya School).

            The agenda held on October 27, 2016 included the discussion on the agreement between UMP and Buranakarn Suksa Witya School regarding the Teaching Alumni program. Both parties agree to mutually run the program. UMP with its Faculty of Teacher Training and Education will regularly send its alumni to teach in Buranakarn for 1 year. All accommodation during their stay in Thailand will be covered by the school.

This Teaching Alumni program will definitely be beneficial to UMP for its internationalization. Until present, there have been 4 alumni of UMP teaching in Buranakarn Suksa Witya School. (kui-nov)

Credit Earning Program between UMP and Angeles University Foundation Philippines


One of the most progressive faculties at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP), Faculty of Health Sciences (FIKES), is currently preparing to undertake another international program. After the exchange of student and staffs and joint conference and research successfully done with several universities abroad, the faculty initiated to run credit earning program in collaboration with Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Philippines. FIKES UMP proposes to do the program in the Nursing S1 Department.


To discuss further about the collaboration, two delegates of UMP, Dr. Jebul Suroso (Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs) and Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D. (Director of International Affairs Office) had a visit to AUF, Philippines on November 15, 2016. The representatives from AUF were Mr. Archimedes (Vice Rector 1), Zenaida. S. Fernandez, R.N,. Ph.D. (Dean of College of Nursing AUF) and assistants of the dean.



In addition, the agenda included the signing of Memorandum of Agreement and the discussion regarding the credit earning program to run by College of Nursing of AUF and Nursing S1 Department of UMP. Both parties have agreed on the courses to be included in the credit earning program. Dr. Jebul believes this program is able to boost the internationalization of the faculty, particularly the Nursing S1 department of UMP. (iao-Nov)

MoU signing between UMP and Two Universities from Taiwan


Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) with its vision to be a World Class University persistently establishes international partnerships. Until present, UMP has been in agreement with a number of international institutions to boost its internationalization. In 2016, UMP has made agreements with several international universities, two of which are National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) and The National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), Taiwan.

The Rector of UMP Received an Honor from Joko Widodo

The event when Dr. H. Syamsuhadi Irsyad, MH., the Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP), received an honor for the category of inspiring figure and financial institution from Financial Services Authority (FSA) given directly by Joko Widodo, the President of Republic of Indonesia became the first outstanding record of UMP at the beginning of the year. The Rector accepted the honor on behalf of his university which supports to establish the habit of savings and financial product investment.

Another Korean to study in BIPA UMP



University of Muhammadiyah Purwokerto with the vision of World Class University has its own program designed to provide language course for non-native speaker of Indonesian language. It is BIPA program initiated by International  Affairs Office of UMP that provides the language course. BIPA program of UMP gladly welcome to accept many foreigners willing to study Bahasa Indonesia as well as Indonesian culture.


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