University of Syiah Kuala (UNSYIAH) became host of Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle University Network (IMT-GT UNINET) in 2017. The IMT-GT forum meeting took place on 23-24 May 2017 at AAC Dayan Dawood Unsyiah, Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Tuesday (5/23).
IMT-GT UNINET is an inter-university cooperation in three Southeast Asian countries, especially Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. IMT-GT UNINET 2017 involves 12 universities in Indonesia, 8 universities from Malaysia, and 4 universities from Thailand.
Unsyiah Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal MEng said that alumni of Unsyiah have been spread in various countries such as Malaysia and Thailand. So cooperation between these three countries will strengthen the actual relationship already established.
"Unsyiah deeply appreciates all the delegates who have participated and have supported each other in strengthening cooperation in the field of higher education so far," he said.
Mentioned, IMT-GT forum is expected to increase cooperation in the field of research collaboration, seminars, workshops, and the exchange of ideas and information. There are two things that also need more attention by the forum IMT-GT this time, namely the city and the community.
"The University is very instrumental to assist the development of cities and society," he said.
Meanwhile, Senior Official IMT-GT from Indonesia, Dr Raldi Koester said, IMT-GT can be a place for all parties to move towards a better change. There are several strategic pillars that are agreed to achieve IMT-GT mission vision, namely agriculture and agribusiness, tourism, halal products and services, transportation and information and technology (ICT), trade and investment facilities, environment, and human resources development, education , And culture.
IMT-GT Forum UNINET also discussed the vision and mission that will be realized in 2036 by prioritizing agriculture, tourism and industry. In addition, there is also exposure on increasing the number of scholarships to students, lecturers, and researchers, as well as discussions on green city
Penulis : Fahmi Risnaldi
Editor : Reza Fahlevi
Translator : Fahmi Risnaldi