INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION UMT–IPB ON STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
The School of Informatics and Applied Mathematics (PPIMG), UMT in cooperation with a partner university, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia are exchanging students in order to strengthen its international relationships. A total of 10 students from each university are involved and they embarked on a short course which started on 5th of August 2018.
Summer School PPIMG: Digitalized Culture and Heritage
UMT began to introduce its summer schools this year on “Digitalized Culture and Heritage,” which carries 2 credits. The IPB’s participants’ arrival on the 4th August was greeted by a welcoming dinner at D’Rumoh Pata, with the presence of PPIMG’s Deputy Dean (Academics and Student Affairs) and the Director of UMT International Centre.
The participants are required to attend two-week intensive lectures, laboratory works, and field trips, which provide them with a window of opportunity to learn and experience the culture and heritage in Malaysia especially in Terengganu. At the end of the course, they should be able to relate some mathematical concepts to the exposure they got and finally documented the established relations in the form of video or augmented reality.
Project-Based Learning on Environmental Study, IPB
Meanwhile, students from UMT are attending6-day short-course program, namely, The Project Based Learning (PBL) on Environmental Study: Preservation and Economic Potential. It is organized by the Consortium Office of International Affairs consisting of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), University of Jenderal Soedirman (Unsoed), and University of Mercubuana (UMB). This project is specifically designed for the undergraduate student, who is an active full - time student to study on Segara Anakan Mangrove area, Central Java.
The students will observe the problems that arise at the largest mangrove forest on Java Island. The decline in forest area creates serious impacts that can be studied from various fields of science, such as economics, biology, environment, fisheries and social. Through this PBL program, it is expected that the UMT students can become involved and will be more concerned about environmental damage that can cause various losses. It is hoped that this group will explore and gain more knowledge on the project beside observing Indonesia’s cultural and lifestyle.