Mohd Mubarak bin Samsudin, Advisor (Education) of the Malaysian Embassy, visited the International Office on Tuesday, 20 September 2022 as a part of his visit to Malang City. He was welcomed by Prof. Sasmito Djati as the Vice Rector of Planning, Cooperation, and Internationalization and the head of International Office, at International Office meeting room.
Universitas Brawijaya had a great discussion with the educational attaché of Malaysian Embassy. In the discussion, the things discussed were about the potential for cooperation between Universitas Brawijaya and universities in Malaysia, as well as the possibility of future collaborations.
In his speech, Prof. Sasmito Djati said that Indonesia and Malaysia are geographically and culturally close so the two countries are like siblings. In particular, Universitas Brawijaya also has many MoUs with universities in Malaysia which are manifested in various educational, research, and publication activities. Universitas Brawijaya also sends students to Malaysian Universities to study for one semester through the IISMA (Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards) program.
Didik Hartono as the head of the Center for International Office enthusiastically welcomed the visit of the delegation and asked about the recognition from the Malaysian government towards international students studying at Universitas Brawijaya. Currently, most Malaysian students study at the Faculty of Medicine. He also hopes that other faculties can also accept students from Malaysia.
During his visit, Mobarak said that recognition from the Malaysian government towards Malaysian students studying outside Malaysia was easy to do. In addition, Mobarak discussed the prospect of Universitas Brawijaya for making double degree programs with universities in Malaysia.
Mobarak also emphasized his desire to run various partnership programs with the Indonesian government, especially Universitas Brawijaya. He hopes that the cooperation between Universitas Brwijaya and universities in Malaysia will increase with various forms of cooperation schemes, such as student exchange and collaboration in research and publications.