On Monday, August 28, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MIPA) at Gadjah Mada University (UGM) proudly welcomed guests from Kyushu University. The delegation, consisting of representatives from Kyushu University, visited various locations on the UGM campus, including the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Their presence was aimed at strengthening collaboration in the fields of education and research between the two institutions.
The event commenced with a warm welcome address from Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Si., the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UGM. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of international collaboration in education and research and elaborated on the vision and mission of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UGM in the development of science.
The session continued with the screening of a profile video of Kyushu University, introducing the participants to the achievements and commitments of the partner university. Following the video screening, a question and answer session was held to allow representatives from the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UGM to interact directly with the Kyushu University delegation. The exchange of views and questions regarding academic programs, research, and collaboration opportunities was the main focus of this session. Before proceeding to the laboratory visits, a documentation session was held to capture this memorable moment.
After leaving the 2nd-floor meeting room, the Kyushu University delegation was guided by Mr. Danang Teguh Qoyyimi, M.Si., Ph.D., to the Organic Chemistry Laboratory in the Department of Chemistry. In this laboratory, they had the opportunity to witness ongoing experiments and observe students in their daily research activities. This experience provided a deep insight into the practical education provided by the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UGM.
The journey didn’t stop there. Together with Dean Kuwat Triyana, the Kyushu University delegation continued their visit to the Material Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory in the Department of Physics. In this innovative laboratory, they could see students actively engaged in research in various fields of physics while witnessing the advanced instruments created by physics students.
With the laboratory visits at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences concluded, the campus tour continued to the Integrated Research and Testing Laboratory of Gadjah Mada University (LPPT UGM), located adjacent to the Faculty of Pharmacy at UGM. Here, the delegates were introduced to the facilities and testing services provided by LPPT UGM to support research and innovation.
This visit serves as a tangible testament to the spirit of cross-border collaboration to drive the advancement of education and research. It is hoped that the cooperation between the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences at UGM and Kyushu University will continue to grow and yield remarkable achievements in the future.