Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) and Almuslim University, Bireuen agreed to work together to improve the quality of human resources in the fields of education, research, community service, and the Free Learning program. This was marked by the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Unsyiah Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M.Eng and Almuslim University Rector, Dr. Marwan, M.Pd, at the Unsyiah Administration Building, Tuesday (12/29/2020).
Marwan said this cooperation was expected to improve the quality of Muslim education, which currently still has several shortcomings. One of them is in increasing the number of professors, doctors, and research research. In addition, the implementation of the Merdeka Belajar program is also needed to increase the knowledge of Almuslim students and provide them with new learning experiences.
"The learning campus can provide knowledge to our students about what Unsyiah has done," he said.
At present, Almuslim is also developing several new study programs, especially the master level. This campus is also activating entrepreneurship programs and wants to learn from Unsyiah how to patent the products that have been produced. His party is also committed to following every direction and guidance from Unsyiah.
Meanwhile, Unsyiah Rector Prof. Samsul welcomed this cooperation. In fact, several points of cooperation can be realized in the near future. By having adequate human resources and study programs, Unsyiah can help Almuslim in several educational programs. He also invited Almuslim students to study for one semester at Unsyiah.
According to Samsul, this collaboration is in line with the efforts Unsyiah has made several years ago through the Foster College Program (PT Asuh). There are several campuses in Aceh that have been fostered by Unsyiah to improve the quality of education and accreditation.
"This cooperation is important for us to do in order to bring better education in Aceh," he concluded.