Udayana University Signs MoU with Uppsala University  

Udayana University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uppsala University, Sweden, Tuesday (19/4/2022), located in the Bahasa Room, Rectorate Building, Bukit Jimbaran. The signing ceremony was attended by the Rector of Udayana University, Prof. Dr. Ir. I Nyoman Gde Antara, M.Eng., IPU, representatives from Uppsala University Dr. Phillip Endicott, Vice Rector for Planning, Cooperation and Information Prof. Dr. dr. I Putu Gede Adiatmika, M.Kes, and the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Dr. Made Sri Satyawati, S.S, M.Hum and other staff.

The collaboration with Uppsala will be followed up by working under the Oceanic and South East Asian Navigators (OCSEAN) consortium. This consortium will later become a framework that brings together leading researchers from the fields of humanities and sciences. In addition, this consortium also combines resources from various laboratories from 26 institutions. The continued cooperation in this case was signed by Dr. Made Sri Satyawati, S.S, M. Hum. as the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Sciences Udayana University and Dr. Maximilian Larena, MD, Ph.D. as Coordinator of the Human Evolution Program, Department of Organism Biology, Uppsala University.

The Rector of Udayana University in his speech said that through this collaboration Udayana University had the opportunity to carry out various activities that could be carried out internationally under the guidance of a consortium. Such cooperation can be in the form of joint research, exchange of postgraduate and undergraduate students for study and visits, exchange of lecturers for research, teaching and discussion, exchange of information, implementation of language training, joint conferences and seminars and other collaborations.

“So there are several programs that allow the Parties to follow up, including research and publication collaboration, student exchange collaboration and university staffs. This collaboration is not only for FCS, but also for Unud because cooperation with a world-class university with a good reputation will help Udayana go to a World Class University," added Prof. Between in a separate interview.

Met after the event, representatives and researchers of Uppsala University, Dr. Phillip Endicott said that this collaboration is expected to increase research capacity at Unud and research related to language as one of Indonesia's assets. "My biggest hope that we can reach out the goal, increase the capacity for research here, we develop a long-term collaboration between Europe and here to persuade the excellent research," he explained.

This collaboration is expected to provide benefits and strengthen cooperative relations between Indonesia and Sweden, especially in the fields of scientific research and higher education.