The signing was represented by Professor Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Bin Haji Zainuddin as Vice Chancellor of UCYP Malaysia and Dr. Muryanto Amin, S.Sos., M.Si., as Chancellor of USU. Both of them look solid in showing the MoU document to the screen after being signed. The Chancellor of USU in his speech expressed his appreciation for the signing of the MoU.
“We from the University of North Sumatra express our gratitude and welcome the opportunity to cooperate with the University College of Yayasan Pahang (UCYP) Malaysia, which was confirmed in the form of the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today. we hope that this MoU can be followed up with immediate implementation on faculties that are directly involved as cooperation partners, and formulated in detail the concept of activities and their outputs,” the USU Chancellor said.
The Chancellor of USU explained that the purpose of the collaboration was to improve the quality of human resources from universities. With the collaboration with UCYP Malaysia, it opens up opportunities for higher education resources to gain insight from various backgrounds.
“The main purpose of building this partnership is to improve the quality of human resources produced by universities, so that they are in line with the demands of the times for the availability of competent and ready-to-use manpower. At the same time, it also opens up a wider space for the implementation of various activities that support the development of skills, knowledge and innovation,” Muryanto explained.
Ahmad Haji Zainuddin in his speech also appreciated USU for opening the tap of collaboration with UCYP Malaysia. He hopes that today’s signing of the MoU can be implemented immediately and will have a good impact on both parties.
“UCYP is committed to opening cooperation with various parties, and today we are very happy to be able to collaborate with USU. Soon, I hope that we can implement this MoU further and it can be implemented as soon as possible,” Ahmad said.
In line with this, the USU Chancellor said that the scope of collaboration cooperation that USU will carry out with UCYP Malaysia covers a wide field. This collaboration is also the implementation of the Independent Learning-Independent Campus.
The implementation of the collaboration is certainly very useful and provides benefits for the progress of the two universities, USU and UCYP, in improving the quality of education, training, assessment, research and institutional development, which are included in the realm of implementing the Tri Dharma of Higher Education. It is also part of the implementation of the Independent Learning Campus policy implemented by the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, by providing opportunities for collaborations with various parties, both government and private, and industrial institutions, as well as cross-border professional organizations,” the USU Chancellor said.
In closing, the USU Chancellor hoped that with the signing of this memorandum of understanding for the next five years, the relationship between USU and UCYP Malaysia could be closer and able to make positive contribution, both for UCYP and USU. the collaboration is expected to further expand USU’s opportunities and chances to progress significantly and achieve the targeted campus internationalization goals.
Present at the online meeting, representatives of the UCYP Malaysia, YBhg Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Professor DR. Noorul Ainur Binti Mohd Nur as UCYP Board of Governors, Associate Professor DR. Tan Li Pin as Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research & Industry Linkage, Associate Professor TS DR. Hafizan Binti Mat Som as Deputy Vice Chancellor of Academic Advancement and Quality, Encik Jalaluddin bin Abdullah, and Mr. Dedy Sanjaya as Research Management Center Manager.
The USU representative was attended by USU Vice Chancellor III, Dr. Poppy Anjelisa Zaitun Hasibuan, S.Si., M.Si., Apt, Dean of the USU Faculty of Cultural Science, Dr. T. Thyrhaya Zein, MA, Head of USU International Affairs Office, Dr. Esther Sorta Mauli Nababan, M.Sc, lecturers and USU education staffs. (RR/©ULC)