Yogyakarta State University extended warm welcome to three delegates of Aichi University of Education (AUE), Japan (7/3/2016) namely Kazuhiro Doki, Yoshitaka Kozuka, and Kenji Iwamitsu. The delegates were accepted by Prof. Suwarsih Madya as Vice Rector IV YSU, Herman, M.Pd as the Director of Public Relations, Dr. Haryanto as the Dean of Faculty of Education, Dr.Ing Satoto E Nayono as the Director of the Office of International Affairs and Partnerships, and several invited lecturers and representatives from faculties.

“We thank you for coming. YSU and AUE have already established several joint programs which are currently running. In the future, we still demand other programs for collaboration, namely credit transfer, joint research, and summer course” says Prof. Dr.Rochmat Wahab,M.Pd., M.A. In the occasion, Prof. Kazuhiro Doki as the Deputy Director for International Exchange of AUE ascertained “We do hope we can conduct lecturer exchange to pursue a higher level education and invite some guest lecturers to do lecturing in AUE. We also offer summer courses designed for international students, including those from YSU.”

Nuning Sri Wilujeng as the Head of Unit of International Affairs and Partnerships in Faculty of Languages and Arts (FLA) proposed another form of partnership, namely having joint teaching practicum. AUE students could have teaching practicum in schools in Yogyakarta that is facilitated by YSU. Noticing the offer, Prof. Doki showed his strong interest in it.

In the end of discussion, several programs for collaboration between AUE and YSU have been agreed, namely Summer Course, Transfer Credit, and Guest Lecturing. Several programs are scheduled to start in September 2016. (Wulan)

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