Denpasar, Monday, June 12, 2023 – Teesside University UK and Universitas Pendidikan Nasional (UNDIKNAS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at developing innovative joint degree programs in the field of education. The MoU was signed by the Rector of Undiknas, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nyoman Sri Subawa, S.T., S.Sos., M.M., IPM., ASEAN.Eng., representing Universitas Pendidikan Nasional, and Mr. George Hunt, the Director of the International Department from Teesside University UK. The MoU signing ceremony took place at Building A, Universitas Pendidikan Nasional, Denpasar, and was attended by several prominent figures from both universities.
In an effort to expand the reach of international education and enhance educational quality, Teesside University UK and Undiknas University have agreed to explore collaboration through a joint degree program. This program will provide students with the opportunity to obtain dual degrees from both universities, focusing on fields of study relevant to current industry needs.
The MoU signing event was also attended by key representatives from Teesside University UK, including Ms. June Chai, the Regional Director of Southeast Asia, Mrs. Santi Ashari, and Miss Shania Astika, the Counselor IDP. Meanwhile, from Undiknas University, Ida Nyoman Basmantra S.Pd., M.Pd., M.M., the Head of the International Office, attended along with the members of the office.
During the meeting, Mr. George Hunt expressed his enthusiasm for establishing collaboration with Undiknas University. In this era of globalization, international university collaborations in the field of education are becoming increasingly crucial to prepare the younger generation for future challenges. Through this innovative joint degree program, it is hoped that graduates will possess a profound understanding of global issues and be ready to contribute meaningfully to society.
The Rector of Undiknas, Prof. Dr. Ir. Nyoman Sri Subawa, welcomed this collaboration and affirmed the commitment to enhance the quality of education at Undiknas University through partnerships with leading world universities. The joint degree program with Teesside University UK is a new step for the university and its students, aiming to mold them into high-quality future leaders.
Through the joint degree program, it is hoped that new opportunities will arise for students from both universities to gain a global perspective, expand their professional networks, and acquire skills relevant to the workforce. Furthermore, this collaboration will promote the exchange of knowledge and research between the two universities, contributing positively to the development of education and society in both countries.
The MoU signing ceremony between Teesside University UK and Universitas Pendidikan Nasional (UNDIKNAS) has laid a strong foundation for their collaboration in implementing future strategic programs. This collaboration is expected to serve as an inspirational step for Universitas Pendidikan Nasional as it works towards achieving the shared vision of quality and inclusive education.