Orientation for Joint Doctoral Degree Program Students –YSU Graduate School and Technische Universitat Dresden
The Joint Doctoral Degree Program of YSU Graduate School and Technische Universitat Dresden (TUD), Germany in Vocational Education is one of collaboration programs of YSU and its international partners. This year, the orientation for students taking this joint degree was conducted on Friday, March 6th in YSU Graduate School Hall.
Prof. Dr. Supriadi Rustad, M.Si., the keynote speaker in the orientation program, presented his paper entitled “Human Resource Development for Global Competition in the ASEAN Economic Community 2015. He emphasized that the cooperation program is one of the ways to answer the challenge and needs in the ASEAN Economic Community. The program contributes to (1) the acknowledgement of human resource competence and qualification (2) citizens mobility (3) service mobility (including education) and (4) goods mobility.
To meet the demand of competent and qualified human resource, the Indonesian government have amended the regulations and policies related to education and professions such as Teacher and Lecturer Act, Higher Education Act, Medical Act, Engineering Act, Nursing Act, and Employment Act. Those regulations are the foundations to regulate foreign workers and to control the quality of university graduates. The profession competence test system is strengthen through the implementation of the regulation for professions.
In addition, the collaboration activities in education can be in the forms of ASEAN International Mobility for Students, Scheme for Academic Mobility and Exchange and joint research. There are also regional competitions in sports and arts, cooperation among universities, and bilateral cooperation.
“In harmonizing the regulations, Indonesia is the task force representative to construct the ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework (AQRF) and it is committed to share and disseminate information about higher education, primarily in the 8 areas of profession agreed,” he said.
The joint degree students are hoped to be able to develop knowledge, technology, and/or new arts in their fields of study or professional practice through research and creative, original, and tested innovation. Besides, they are expected to be able to provide solution for current issues of science, technology, and or arts through interdisciplinary approaches.