In addition to collaborating with Curtin University in Perth, Australia, Curtin University Malaysia located in Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia is also working with several universities in Indonesia. Cooperation that has been woven by Curtin University Malaysia with several universities in Indonesia one of them is the exchange student cooperation. This was conveyed by one of the lecturers from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Science, Curtin University Malaysia, AgusSaptoro on Saturday, March 17, 2018, in Miri, Sarawak.
“If the context is Curtin Malaysian campus, we are with one from Belgium yes, in the meantime. In Indonesia we are with UI, so UI can be two plus two, so two years in UI two years here or three years in UI, one year here. We have agreement, in Indonesia with UI and Polytechnic Caltex, exchange yes, short term or longterm,” AgusSaptoro said.
AgusSaptoro added in addition to the cooperation of student exchange, other cooperation made by Curtin University Malaysia with several state universities in Indonesia is a research cooperation in various fields. He mentioned that besides the University of Indonesia (UI) and Polytechnic Caltex, in Pekanbaru, Riau, another campus that also conducts research cooperation with Curtin University Malaysia is GadjahMada University (UGM), Yogyakarta and National Institute of Technology (Itenas), Bandung, West Java. To fund the research cooperation, according to AgusSaptoro, Curtin University Malaysia and universities from Indonesia have their respective portions, depending on which party initiates the research. (VOI/Rezha/ART)