KOMPAS.com – The University of North Sumatra (USU) has collaborated with several universities in India.
The cooperation was made possible by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.
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USU Chancellor Muryanto Amin said that the IT sector is an area that will be the focus of cooperation with several universities in India.
The reason for choosing India is because the progress of IT world is quite big there.
“The qualifications required for IT personnel are higher in India than in Indonesia,” he said on Tuesday (January 25, 2022) at the launch of the USU website.
Rector Muryanto explained that this cooperation in the field of IT will be formulated in the form of student exchange, faculty exchange and joint research or publication.
Discussions will then be held on the format of the letter of intent and agreement.
“The three issues are quite important, we will have extensive technical discussions,” he explained.
According to Muryanto, students from various courses (Prodi) with an interest in IT should be given the opportunity to take part in this cooperation program as part of the Merdeka Campus program.
“Specifications will be made for that, we will determine what the material basis or theme is,” he said.
USU raises international standards
In 2022, USU is striving to achieve international recognition together with many parties.
This is why USU is networked with various universities in the 500 QS WUR ranking or even those in the 100 category.
“In this context, we are striving to get into the WUR 500 QS ranking,” said the USU Chancellor.
The Chancellor of USU was recently optimistic that the internationalization program would be implemented in the next 5 years.
USU is currently preparing various requirements for the internationalization program.
“Right now, our real focus is on achieving internationalization,” he said.
Put simply, he said, internationalization gives foreign students the opportunity to study at USU.
As the host, USU must be able to ensure that foreign students study comfortably.
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“Internationalization means that when a foreigner studies here, they feel comfortable. Foreign lecturers will also teach here,” said Muryanto.
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