Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) was entrusted to host the 2019 Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle Network (IMT-GT Uninet) workshop group. The forum meeting took place on September 5-6, 2019 at AAC Dayan Dawood Building, Darussalam, Banda Aceh. IMT-GT Uninet is a collaboration between universities in three Southeast Asian countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Unsyiah Rector, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samsul Rizal, M. Eng., Said that this meeting was held to revitalize the existence of the University Network (Uninet) which is one of the workplaces of the IMT-GT program. The meeting called the IMT-GT Uninet Strategic Action Plan (2017-2021), he continued, is part of the evaluation of the strategic action plan that has been carried out since 2017.
"From this activity, we can find out the achievements of the program that will be implemented together for the next two years," said Prof. Samsul.
He said the IMT-GT Uninet meeting was part of an effort to expand the teaching and research cooperation network. The meeting is expected to encourage the exchange of ideas between students and academics who are members of this forum.
Chairman of the Office International Affairs Unsyiah, Dr. Muzailin Affan, M.Sc., said that this year's meeting was attended by 28 participants from 16 universities. From Indonesia there were 9 universities, namely Unsyiah, Malikussaleh University, North Sumatra University, Riau University, Raja Ali Haji Maritime University, Andalas University, Sumatra Institute of Technology, Bengkulu University, and Lampung University.
From Malaysia 3 universities, namely MARA University of Technology (UiTM), University of Malaya (UM), and University of Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP). While from Thailand there were 4 universities, namely Prince Songkla University, Thaksin University, Walailak University, and Rajamangala University.
In this meeting the MoU was also signed in cooperation between Uninet Indonesia members and Fig Direct SDN BHD for the superfruits project. They also visited the nursery of the fig tree in Unsyiah. (Unsyiah / fer)