INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION: Otago touches Jember
Today, the education has spread its wings indefinitely throughout the world. Due to the clout of distance learning and online learning, students can penetrate boundaries and time to seek knowledge, share experiences, and establish broad relationship. At first, studying abroad was a rather grim thing to achieve, but now with the collaboration between universities around the world, this problem has found a solution. Many universities have started to collaborate, in the form of either student exchange or joint research.
The University of Jember, through the English Language Education Study Program, does not want to be left behind with this momentum. This study program belonging to the University of Jember tries to consent an initial offer from the University of Otago, New Zealand. This virtual conversation was held this morning, August 18, 2021 at 09.00 (Jakarta Time). The virtual meeting was attended by almost all Lecturers of the English Education Study Program which was led by a great and superb woman, Mrs. Eka Wahjuningsih. She is supported by 2 senior lecturers, namely Prof. Budi Setyono (as professor in the English Education Study Program) and Dr. Annur Rofiq (as chairman of the Department of Language and Arts). Not only from these two parties but also all lecturers, both senior and junior, also gave positive responses for the progress of the Study Program.
From the University of Otago, the parties were represented by Dr. Hunter Hatfield (as Head of Program at the University of Otago) and Dr. Minh Nguyen. Both of them were very enthusiastic in explaining the Curriculum owned by the university of Otago. And also, the University of Jember represented by Prof. Budi who also explained the curriculum owned by the English Education Study Program.
As a news flash, the University of Otago (Māori: Te Whare Wānanga o Otāgo) is a collegiate university based in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. It scores highly for average research quality, and in 2006 was second in New Zealand only to the University of Auckland in the number of A-rated academic researchers it employs. In the past it has topped the New Zealand Performance Based Research Fund evaluation.
Through the virtual meeting, it is hoped that there will be cooperation, especially for Bachelor Degree activities, which will definitely have a positive impact on the existence of the English Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, University of Jember.
Journalist: Website Team