Delegates from Guangxi University of Foreign Languages (GUFL), China, visited Faculty of Humanities Universitas Indonesia (UI) on October 3. The 25 delegates, led by Prof. Zeng Shengchuo, the Vice President of GUFL, were comprised of Prof. Qin Haisheng (Dean of the school of Information Engineering), Assoc. Prof. Wu Rui (Dean of the School of Business and Public Administration), Zhu Ming (Dean of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship), Zhang Yunzhi (Vice Director of International Cooperation and Exchange), and lecturers from GUFL.
The highlight of the visit to Faculty of Humanities Universitas Indonesia was to learn the philosophy and system of Indonesian Higher Education Institutions especially in Faculty of Humanities Universitas Indonesia, as well as to discuss cooperation opportunities between the two universities.
Dean of Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Adrianus Laurens Gerung Waworuntu, M.A. was delighted by the visit from GUFL. Alongside the Dean, The Vice Dean for Academic, Research, and Student Affairs, Manneke Budiman, Ph.D., Manager of Cooperation and Venture, Sisilia S. Halimi, Ph.D., and Manager of Academic Affairs, Nurni W. Wuryandari, Ph.D., welcomed the delegates.
In his opening speech, Manneke Budiman Ph.D. shared the history of Faculty of Humanities UI. In addition, Nurni W. Wuryandari, Ph.D., delivered a brief introduction on the overview of higher education in Indonesia, and on Universitas Indonesia. The presentation was continued by Nita Madona Sulanti, M.A., a lecturer from Chinese Studies Program who introduced the curriculum on Chinese Studies Program of Faculty of Humanities UI. The discussion session was conducted after the presentations. Lecturers from GUFL were curious to know more about the teaching system, the design of students’ thesis, academic seminar for students, and teaching materials that have been used in Faculty of Humanities UI.
The Manager of Cooperation and Venture, Sisilia S. Halimi, Ph.D., offered prospective cooperation especially for lecturers and students of both sides. The GUFL lecturers and students are welcome to visit the Faculty of Humanities for exchange programs. GUFL graduates can also teach Chinese in the Chinese language classes of Chinese Studies Program in the faculty.
The meeting was closed by exchanging tokens of appreciation from both universities. Faculty of Humanities UI also awarded certificates for teachers who participated in the discussions. Faculty of Humanities expected that this visit can build a rapport between the two universities and could open new opportunities for future cooperation.