The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) forces all members of community in the South East Asian (SEA) countries to be ready to compete with people from all SEA countries. To prepare its students of Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP), Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) in collaboration with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) again hold the International Teaching Practice Program in Malaysia from 5 to 25 April 2019.
This activity is regular program collaboratively held by UMP and UTM to strengthen their partnership. In February, 9 students from UTM were also doing teaching practice program at schools in Purwokerto, Indonesia coordinated by UMP.
The delegates, led by Arifin Suryo Nugroho, MPd, (Vice Dean of FKIP) and Drs. Sony Irianto, MPd (Head of Primary Education Department), arrived in Malaysia on 2 April 2019. In this batch, FKIP UMP sent 13 students to UTM. They are Novia Krisma Damayanti, Agung Reza Destian, Dindi Anovia, Megasefi, Puji Dwi Kurniasih, and Candra Khaulatin Dewi from Department of Primary Education; Arif Pratama, Imam Santosa, Ris Khasanah, Elis Tiani, and Destriana Indria Pamungkas from Department of English Education; Zainul Arifin from Department of Geography Education; moreover, Desy Puspita Sari from Department of Mathematics Education.
“FKIP UMP always equips its students with skills and experiences other students from other universities may not have. And this is also a realization of our tagline – Start Here Go Anywhere. Meaning that the opportunity to experience going abroad is widely open for UMP students”, said Arifin Suryo. (Nov-kui)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) and Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia are ready to implement real activities after the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing done in the previous year. On Friday, 29th March 2019, UMP delegates including Vice Rector Joko Purwanto MSi, Director of International Affairs Office Santhy Hawanti PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Agus Siswanto, Head of Master of Pharmaceutical Science Department Didik Setiawan PhD, and Head of Pharmacist Profession Program Dr Nunuk Aries Nurulita visited MSU in order to discuss the collaborative activities more comprehensively.
The delegates were warmly welcomed by the Vice President for Global Affairs, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy, and Vice Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy.
The discussion was started with the presentation of programs from UMP in order to know how it would link to the program at MSU.
“Faculty of Pharmacy is one of big faculties at UMP having a great potential to achieve an international recognition. That’s why this time we are trying to bridge this faculty to collaborate with MSU.” Santhy Said.
Santhy said that the collaboration will be in a form of double degree for undergraduate level in the Faculty of Pharmacy, and the offer of master program at MSU for graduates of the Pharmacist Profession Program of UMP.
Joko, as a vice rector for administrative affairs, added that he would give full support to these activities. “If these activities will benefit UMP and can strengthen the internationalization of the campus, on behalf of UMP I will give my full support”, Joko said.
Other faculties at UMP are also currently planning to do real action after the MoU as the gate for any collaborative activities is in hand. (nov-kui)
Start Here Go Anywhere. The tagline of Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) always reinforces the spirit of the university to facilitate its students to get international experiences and to make it globally more well-known.
Recently, UMP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with UCSI University Malaysia on Friday, 29th March 2019, in Kuala Lumpur. The delegates from UMP, led by vice rector for General Administration Affairs Joko Purwanto, MSi, included Director of International Affairs Office Santhy Hawanti PhD, Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Dr Agus Siswanto, Head of Master of Pharmaceutical Department Didik Setiawan PhD, and Head of Pharmacist Profession Program Dr Nunuk Aries Nurulita.
Dean of Pharmaceutical Science Faculty, Prof Dr Mogana Sundari A/P Rajagopal, and heads of departments welcomed UMP delegates in the Kuala Lumpur campus.
The MoU was signed by Joko Purwanto MSi as the representative from UMP and Prof Mogana representing UCSI University.
The meeting was continued with further discussion about possible activities to do by the Faculty of Pharmacy in both universities. This resulted to an agreement to hold double degree and credit earnings program.
“These collaborative activities will probably start by the beginning of academic year 2019-2020. At this moment we are working on matching the curriculum of Faculty of Pharmacy at UMP and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science at UCSI University”, Dr Agus said.
Moreover, with 11 faculties including undergraduate and postgraduate studies, UCSI University provides great opportunity for students and staffs of UMP to do collaborative activities in Malaysia. (nov-kui)
STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM 2019
AT UNIVERSITI BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (UBD)
UBD's Student Exchange Programme Semester 1, 2019-2020 (August 2019/Fall 2019) is now open!
Application forms can be downloaded from here: http://www.ubd.edu.bn/ie-sep/
Freshers' Week: 22 July 2019 to 28 July 2019
Semester 1, 2019-2020: 29 July 2019 to 1 December 2019
Please find the nomination and application information for exchange students as follows:
10 May 2019
Please kindly note that applicants should submit both soft and hard copies.
1. UMP active student min. Semester 3;
2. Minimum of GPA 2.5 (out of 4.0);
3. English proficiency of IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 500 or equivalent.
4. Latest academic transcript
5. Copy of passport (can be submitted later)
Application Process (3 Phases)
1. Submitting all required documents to International Office
2. Selecting modules to take (can be downloaded from bit.ly/ubdmodules)
3. Doing medical check up (after accepted by Faculty in UBD).
4. Submitting a copy of medical insurance, flight itinerary, and accommodation form (after medical check passed).Application Phase 2 (After Accepted by Faculty in UBD)
29 July - 1 December 2019
Novi +62 852 2754 0222
or visit International Affairs Office UMP
Main Office 1st Floor
During the International Summer Course 2018 of Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP), 10 international students from Turkey, Afghanistan, Sudan, Italy, Germany, South Korea, and France learn how to make Jamu in Desa Beji, Purbalingga on Wednesday, 18 July 2018.
“Coming from their country, the participants are learning how to make Jamu, herbal cosmetics, and herbal medicine. The participants are interested in the program because they know that Indonesia has a lot of herbs and natural resources to be used as herbal medication,” said the committee of the program from International Affairs Office (IAO) UMP, Novan Andrianto, S.Pd.
According to him, Jamu is a new thing for the participants. They have known other kinds of herbal medicine, but the one like Jamu is something the just discovered in this program.
“They have never seen and tasted Jamu previously. That is why the host of Jamu Home Industry serves two kinds of Jamu, Beras Kencur and Kunyit Asem in order to be tasted by the participants. They said it is nice although the taste is a little bit strange,” Novan explained.
The host of Jamu home industry, Mrs. Ruswati, explained the ingredients to make jamu and its function for health before the participants start practicing.
Eileen Popp, one of participants from Germany, said that it is a nice chance for her to experience new thing, particularly in knowing the production of Jamu. “I expect to get new knowledge about how people can stay healthy with a low-risk medication.” She said.
This two-week program will take place not only in Purwokerto but also in Purbalingga, Gombong, and Yogyakarta. (nov)
Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) through the International Affairs Office (IAO) held the International Summer Course 2018 from 16 to 28 July 2018. The event is jointly done with STIKES Muhammadiyah Gombong, Kebumen.
The theme of this summer course, traditional herbal medicine and cosmetics, is in line with the program of excellence of the Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy, and Faculty of Agriculture of UMP.
There are 10 students participating in the Summer Course 2018 from Turkey, Italy, South Korea, Thailand, Sudan, Afghanistan, Germany and France.
Dr. Ns Jebul Suroso, S.Kp. M.Kep., the Vice Rector for Development and Partnership of UMP, said that this summer course is done in collaboration with STIKES Muhammadiyah Gombong. He expected that the International Summer Course will improve the internationalization of UMP.
“It is the implementation of partnership and internationalization of the university in order to promote our university worldwide as well as to introduce the culture of Indonesia and to share knowledge with the international participants. It is also a good opportunity to show them the excellence of UMP, particularly the herbal medicine and cosmetics” he said.
Novi Haryanti M.Pd, the coordinator of the program, said that this Summer Course is annually held by UMP through IAO. “This year, we collaboratively hold this summer course with STIKES Muhammadiyah Gombong”, she said.
During the program, the participants attend lectures and visit home industry of herbal medicine, locally called “Jamu”.
“This two-week program will take place not only in Purwokerto but also in Purbalingga, Gombong, and Yogyakarta,” she said.
The main objective of this program is to promote the natural wealth as well as local wisdom of Banyumas, particularly the herbs that can be produced as low-risk herbal cosmetics.
“Students of UMP and STIKES Gombong also take part in this program in order to give them experience in sharing ideas with the international participants from 8 countries,” she said. (ar/tgr)
With its vision of becoming a World Class University, Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) never stops making new innovations in its international programs. In early 2018, through International Affairs Office (IAO) of UMP in cooperation with the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FTTE), UMP collaborated with an organization known as SEAMEO. The cooperation is in the form of Teaching Practice Program for students in ASEAN countries especially Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines.
In this year, UMP hosted 3 students from the Philippines and Thailand. The program was implemented in January - February 2018. The students were doing observation in the classroom and teaching practice as well as an evaluation at the end of the program.
According to Emmanuel, a participating student Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology (MinSCAT), Philippines, “this program is really great. It gives me a chance to have an international experience with the new community. The people here are also nice so I can adapt myself easily. The education system here might be different from us in Philippines, but so far I can handle it. The teachers are really helpful.” In this program, UMP chose several partner schools for the student teacher to do their teaching practice.
According to Luthfi Istikharoh, M.Pd., the head of International Program of FTTE, the faculty has a good partnership with schools in Banyumas regency and other cities around. This year, the schools assigned to receive student teacher from SEAMEO were SMP Muhammadiyah 1 Purwokerto and SMP Muhammadiyah 3 Purwokerto. In addition, UMP also sent 5 students from Department of English Education and 3 students from Primary Education to Philippines and Thailand.
“It is a must-have experience for students. Many unpredictable happenings appeared during the program. It is not only about how good we are teaching but also how to survive in a country where you haven’t stepped your feet on. Everything looks so different but worth to do,” said Dinar, one of participants from UMP.
“It’s very good program for the students to improve their teaching skill and experience as well as to open their mind about global education in a country where they do teaching practice. Beside learning in different context and situation, the students are also demanded to be able to survive in the environment and social life”, said Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D., Director of International Affairs Office. (shof-kui)
Department of Nursing S1 Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP) is now undertaking the Credit Earning Program (CEP) in collaboration with Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Philippines. The group from UMP consisting of 5 students and one lecturer safely arrived in Philippines and was warmly welcomed by the representatives of AUF on Wednesday (April 25, 2018). The CEP will be done for 6 weeks started from 23 April to 4 June 2018.
The head of Nursing Department S1 UMP, Ns. Sri Suparti, S.Kep, M. Kep., said the objectives of this program are to earn credits by joining several courses at AUF; to get clear description of Nursing education in another country, to implement the Memorandum of Action with AUF, to promote Summer Program PSIK of FHS UMP to universities in Philippines, and to experience new atmosphere of learning and culture in Philippines.
“In short, our faculty wants to show that we can do a real action of partnership at the international level,” said Suparti.
According to Dr. Ns. Umi Solikhah, S.Pd., M.Kep. (Head of Department Pediatric Nursing), also coming to join the CEP at AUF, the five students joining the program are Fini Alfiani Cantigi Ram, Indita Wilujeng Astiti, Shinta Antin Kumalasari, Tiffatul Jannah Firdausya, and Wiji Pangestu from Nursing Department S1.
Umi expects the students will do the learning activities very well and focus on the objectives so that the new and useful knowledge can be obtained and shared with their friends at UMP and in Nursing Department in particular. In addition, they are also later expected to be capable of applying the knowledge they get in society.
The CEP between UMP and AUF is just one numerous collaborative activities to do by both universities. All programs planned are intended to strengthen the partnership between the two universities. (nov-kui)