The Faculty of Biology is participating in the UGM Team for the Development of Collaboration with Partners in Australia which starts on 28 November to 1 December 2022. The UGM team, which was led directly by the Chancellor and consisted of the Secretary to the Chancellor, the Director of KUI along with the Head of the Office of International Cooperation and the Head of the Office of Quality Assurance, also included the Dean of the Faculty of Biology UGM (Prof. Budi Setiadi Daryono, M.Agr.Sc., Ph.D.) and WD P2MKSA (Dr. Eko Agus Suyono, M.App.Sc.) along with the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering (Prof. Selo), Dean of FMIPA (Prof. Kuwat Triyana) and WD AKM FMIPA (Prof. Roto) and Dean of the UGM Vocational School ( Dr. Ir. Agus Maryono).
The plan to develop cooperation with partners in the Australian region is based on various considerations to strengthen and follow up various discussions related to increasing the output of cooperation in the field of tridharma with partners in Australia in Sydney and Melbourne, namely The University of New South Wales (UNSW), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Western Sydney University (WSU), The University of Melbourne (UniMelb) and Monash University.
On the fourth day of their visit (Thursday, 1 December 2022) to Monash University, the UGM delegation was welcomed by Professor Rebekah Brown (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Senior Vice-President), Mr Paul Sabo (Director, Research Engagement and Impact, Office of DVC (Research) Engineering), Professor Scott Tyo (Head of Department, Electrical & Computer Systems Engineering), Professor Hai Vu (Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering), and Ms Shameera Salahudeen (Senior Project Coordinator, Office of DVC (Global Engagement).
UGM – Monash has collaborated since 2005 with various output activities such as staff & student mobility and research collaboration. UGM is the organizing partner for the Monash University Global Immersion Guarantee (GIG) activity in November 2022 with 64 Monash University students participating.
On this occasion the Faculty of Biology plans to send its students to take part in the IISMA (Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards) Program at the Faculty of Science, Monash University which will begin its implementation in 2023. Besides that, opportunities to take part in International Exposé include student exchange and mobility for students and lecturers and opportunities for research collaboration in the field of climate change and the environment.