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Indiana University Visits UI to Discuss Partnership Opportunities on Cross-Sector Collaboration

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UI continues to increase collaborative partnerships with global universities. Since 2024, several universities from Asia and the United States have set foot at the UI campus, in West Java. One of them is Indiana University located in Bloomington and six regional locations (Kokomo, Fort Wayne, Gary, New Albany, Richmond, and South Bend). This campus, founded in 1820, has more than 200 research centers/institutes with around 90,000 students and also has a superior music school: the Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington and the largest Faculty of Medicine in the United States.

Based on the Times Higher Education (THE) World University Ranking (WUR), in the world ranking Indiana University is ranked 198th. UI Chancellor, Prof. Ari Kuncoro, S.E., M.A., Ph.D welcomed the delegation from Indiana University, and said, “This meeting is an important opportunity to foster collaboration and understanding between Indiana University and UI.”

“Previously, we had university partners from Australia, Europe, and Asia, but very few partners from America. Therefore, I hope that Indiana University can become UI’s new partner for collaboration,” he continued. Indiana University Associate Vice President for International Affairs, Miguel E. Ayllon, Ph.D., responded by saying that Indiana University has extensive partnerships throughout the world. He also explained that Indiana University has 9 campuses in all states in the US with 980 academic programs. This campus is included in the top 20 public universities in the US.

Prof. Ari conveyed opportunities for collaboration with several faculties. the Faculty of Engineering which has a focus on the energy transition related to climate change, the Faculty of Computer Science which has established international collaboration with Leiden University, Netherlands, and the Faculty of Economics and Business which is also involved in collaboration with industry and is trying to develop to the university level. According to Miguel, he sees several opportunities in cross-field collaboration, such as student mobility, research, and faculty collaboration which will provide benefits, both for educational institutions and for the individuals involved.

“Everyone will see a positive impact when the faculty starts working together and gets support from the academic unit,” said Miguel. UI and Indiana University have scheduled the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to outline points of cooperation that might be realized. The UI team who welcomed guests from Indiana University on Monday (15/1) were the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Logistics, Vita Silvira, S.E., MBA; Deputy Chancellor for Research and Innovation, drg. Nurtami, Ph.D., Sp, OF(K); Deputy Chancellor for Human Resources and Assets, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dedi Priadi, DEA.; Head of the Public Relations and Openness of Public Information Bureau, Dra. Amelita Lusia, M.Sc.; Head of the International Affairs Office, drg. Baiduri Widanarko, M.KKK, Ph.D.; Head of the Center for Independent Learning, F. Astha Ekadiyanto, S.T., M.Sc; and representatives from the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty of Economics and Business. The delegation from Indiana University was the Director of the ASEAN Gateway, Peter Boon Jarern, and the President of the IU Indonesia Alumni Foundation, Dhiny Novianti.

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