DEPOK – In line with the Vision of the UI Vocational Education Program to become a superior Vocational education at national and international levels, UI Vocations in collaboration with CQ University Australia in the academic field began in February 2019. This collaboration was agreed through the signing of the MOU between the Chancellor of the University of Indonesia, Prof. Dr. Ir Muhammad Anis, M.Met, who was represented by the Director of the Vocational Education Program, Prof. Dr. Ir. Sigit Pranowo Hadiwardoyo, DEA with the Chancellor of CQ University Australia, Mr. Alastair Dawson

“This collaboration focuses on the academic field, namely student learning, further education for Vocational graduates and joint research of lecturers,” said Sigit, Director of the UI Vocational Education Program. The intended secondary education program is Vocational graduates with adequate qualifications that can continue to applied undergraduate degrees at CQ University Australia. “This collaboration will certainly bring benefits to both parties in improving academic quality,” said Sigit

The Education Manager of the UI Vocational Education Program, Priyanto, SS.M.Hum said that with cooperation between countries, students and lecturers are expected to gain broader insight and experience. Especially in the field of research, the joint program is expected to be able to encourage lecturers to produce quality research so that they can contribute more to achieving the rankings of the University of Indonesia in the world. “Technical provisions, each program will be included in the cooperation agreement” said Priyanto.

Previously in 2018, the UI Vocational Education Program had also collaborated with Tokyo Metropolitan University for advanced education to the Masters for Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy study programs. The Vocational Education Program is a program designed to prepare graduates who are competent and ready to work in certain areas of expertise. The UI Vocational Education Program has 11 study programs in the fields of health, humanities and business administration.