The University of Twente hosted a senior delegation from Indonesia's Universitas Sebelas Maret University (UNS) last week. The visit was initiated by Professor Rez Kabir and involves the Faculty of BMS. The delegation was here to discuss the possibility of further opportunities for cooperation with Twente (such as exchanges, joint degree programmes and joint PhD programmes). A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the deans of both faculties on 14 October.
The UNS had previously visited Twente in February 2015, when the initial steps towards a partnership were explored. The delegation is from the UNS’s Faculty of Economics and Business. The UNS was founded in 1976 and has ten faculties with 30,000 undergraduate students, 4,500 Master’s students and 250 PhD students. The university is located in Surakarta in Central Java.
The discussions included whether the University of Twente can receive students from the UNS’s Master’s programme in Business Administration as part of a joint degree programme. This will mean that Master’s students will study for one year at the UNS and then for one year study at the University of Twente. ‘Such a partnership would allow the Faculty of BMS to contribute to Twente’s objective of 640 international Master’s students by 2020’, said Inge van Haare (Internationalization Coordinator).
The MoU was signed by Dr. Hunik Sri Runing, dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the UNS, and Professor Theo Toonen, dean of the Faculty Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente.