The University of East Anglia Offers Academic Development Cooperation with State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta
State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga has been visited by the British Council and the University of East Anglia England (UAE). The British delegation was received by the Chancellor of State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, Prof. Drs. KH. Yudian wahyudi, M.A., Ph.D., Deputy Chancellor for Academic and Development Institutions, Prof. Dr. H. Sutrisno, M. Ag., Vice Chancellor for General Administration, Planning and Finance, Dr. Phil Sahiron, MA., Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Cooperation, Waryono, M. Ag, Head of the Institute for Research and Community Service (LP2M), Prof. Dr. Phil. Al Makin, S.Ag., M.A. and Director of the International Office of State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga/ Center for Developing Cooperation and International Affairs, Dr. Achmad Uzair, Ph.D. This meeting was held in the meeting room, Prof. KH. Saifuddin Zuhri, Friday, 6/12/19
The visit from UAE to the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga was also welcomed enthusiastically by hundreds of fresh graduate scholars, as well as new lecturers at State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga. Met on the sidelines of the event, Dr. Achmad Uzair explained that this visit was carried out in the context of the cooperation talks between the two universities. Cooperation talks between the University of East Anglia and State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga is in the field of training doctoral students, research collaboration, and research fellowships.
In addition, Achmad Uzair expounded, the University of East Anglia is a well-known university in the UK, which has entered the top 200 world ranking. This campus is acknowledged as the scientific disciplines that stand out among others in the area of environmental studies (Climate Change), International Development and Social Work. In that moment, the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga itself offers excellence academic in the field of Islamic Studies. This knowledge is highlighted to increase the understanding of society that is changing and more diverse as in England
In this forum, the Chancellor of State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga said that the scientific excellence of Islamic Studies on the campus of this campus was supported by strong public recognition. This recognition is given through the role of the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga at the level of local to international Muslim communities represented by Prof. K.H. Yudian Wahyudi, BA., BA., M.A., Ph.D., as the President of the Asian Islamic Universities Association (AIUA).
Meanwhile Prof. Dr. Phil. Al Makin, S.Ag., M.A, Head of LP2M UIN Sunan Kalijaga, stated that the State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga is ready to develop the wider cooperation. It is caused by many resources can be mobilized for this purpose, whether from internal campus or external campus.
Moreover, Dr. Susan Matthews and Dr. Audrey Heppleston as a representative from the University of East Anglia welcomed the potential of this collaboration positively and will connect with the wider academic community. Achmad Uzair added, for State Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, the development of cooperation with foreign universities was a priority for the Internationalization program in this university. (Noory)