INITIATION OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION FOR CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
FIA UB LIBRARY SCIENCE STUDY PROGRAM (PSIP FIA UB) WITH
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE SUNGKYUNGKWAN UNIVERSITY KOREA (LIS SKKU)
(doc. Submission of Draft MoA PSIP FIA UB – LIS SKKU)
Malang, November 2023 – In the framework of the 2023 Dosen Berkarya (DOKAR) activities, on November 1 and 2 2023, the Library Science Study Program, at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences, Brawijaya University (PSIP FIA UB) has taken important steps towards promising international collaboration with Library and Information Science Department, Sungkyunkwan University (LIS SKKU) South Korea. This activity involves a number of key figures from both universities and aims to increase capacity in the field of education and develop study programs in the field of library science.
The delegation team from PSISP FIA UB who was involved in the activity of submitting a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was Dr. Farida Nurani, S.Sos., M.Si as Head of the Study Program, Endry Putra, SIKom., MIKom as Secretary of the Study Program, and Dr. Drs. M. Shobaruddin, MA – Senior Lecturer at PSIP FIA UB. Apart from that, several faculty officials such as the Dean of FIA UB and the Head of the Public Administration Department of FIA UB also attended this activity.
The arrival of the PSIP FIA UB collaboration initiation team was welcomed by the SKKU academic community, including Youngseek Kim, Ph.D as Head of the SKKU LIS Department, and Prof. Wonsik Jeff Kim, Ph.D is a renowned scientist in the fields of Library Science, Social Humanities and Liberal Arts. This collaboration initiation meeting was held at the main campus of Sungkyungkwan University, Seoul, South Korea.
This MoA discussion covers various initiatives designed to provide benefits for both parties, including joint curriculum preparation, student exchanges, joint research, seminars and joint conferences, as well as various other possible academic and non-academic activities that can support the improvement of the teaching and learning experience of the community. academics on both sides. On one occasion, Prof. Jeff said: "To be able to develop a good curriculum and course modules for students, good quality human resources are also needed. "This can start from the selection process for teaching staff in each department."
(doc. SKKU Main Entrance)
Apart from that, Dr. Farida Nurani said, “We are very enthusiastic about the potential of this collaboration. This is an important step in improving the reputation and quality of education and research in the field of library science at both universities.”
This MoA application process is the initial stage in a series of steps that will allow the two universities to be more in-depth and useful. There are great hopes for this collaboration which will bring even greater benefits in the development of library science and also the development of human resources. (EP)