On April 10th, 2018 Dr. Gunawan Budianto, Rector of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) and Prof. Dr. Abu Abdullah, Professor of Manufacturing Engineering of Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) were signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) at R. Sidang Direktur Pascasarjana, UMY
These MoU and MoA were dealing with a collaboration of Department of Engineering and Economics from both universities about student exchange programs, staff exchange programs, and research collaboration.
“The cooperation will focus not only on engineering, economics, and technology development but also humanities,” informed Sukamta.
The student and staff exchange programs and research collaboration will also be conducted through online distance learning. Sukamta told that the collaboration concept is in accordance with a plan of UMY in 2020 that the university commences online distance learning with blended learning.
UTeM also discussed with several faculties of UMY as Faculty of Engineering, Agriculture, Social and Political Science, Islamic Studies, Economics, Law, and Vocational School for a new cooperate in the future.
“We hope that the MoU and MoA signing enables UMY and UTeM to broaden their networking,” expected Sukamta.
credit: IRO UMY