Syiah Kuala University was host the Indoped Project General Meeting IV, which runs from October 2 - 4 2017 at Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh.
Indoped Project is a program to update education system through student center learning method. The program was developed by 11 educational institutions consisting of six educational institutions in Indonesia and five higher education institutions in Europe namely Finland, Spain, Netherlands, Poland and Dermark.
The 11 educational institutions are Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Universidad de Seville, University of Gdansk, Turku University of Applied Sciences and Erhervsakademi Aarhus (EAAA).
While for educational institutions in Indonesia are Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah), Binus International University (BUI), Islamic State University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah, Yogyakarta State University (UNY), Widya Mandala Catholic University (UWMK) and Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Regional Organization Open Learning Center (SEAMOLEC) from Kemenritekdikti.
Rector Unsyiah Prof. Dr.Ir. Samsul Rizal, M. Eng who was present to open the event said, Indoped Project is a good idea to improve the quality of higher education so that every university especially in Indonesia can compete in global level.
"Unsyiah is very grateful to be involved in this Indoped project. Because the campus is also determined to improve the quality of education so as to compete in the world, "said Rector.
Indoped coordinator from Unsyiah Prof. Samadi said the purpose of this activity is to improve the quality of teaching in the campuses in Indonesia. Because according to him, there are several methods of teaching in Europe that will be introduced to universities in Indonesia and the campus can choose which method is most suitable to apply.
"For example in Unsyiah it took the example of a project hatchery, it's from Finland," said Prof. Samadi.
Therefore, Prof. Dr. Ir. Samadi hoped that Unsyiah's involvement in this program could improve the quality of Unsyiah's teaching system while opening a wide networking for Unsyiah both nationally and internationally.
Also attending this event was Head of Indoped Project Harri Lappalainen. Chairman of Institute for Research and Community Service (LP2M) Unsyiah Prof.Dr. Ir. Hasanuddin, M.S and several deans of faculty in Unsyiah.