Teuku Umar University and Medan Area University Collaborate with IPB University

Teuku Umar University and Medan Area University collaborate with IPB University. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was conducted virtually (23/2) by the Rector of IPB University, Prof. Dr. Arif Satria and Chancellor of Teuku Umar University, Prof. Dr. Jasman J Ma'ruf and IPB University Chancellor with Medan Area University Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Dadan Ramdan.

Prof. Arif Satria in his speech expressed his pleasure to be able to work with the two universities in the fields of education, research and community service.

The Chancellor of IPB University appreciated this collaboration. "What we need is mutual learning. Through this collaboration, we can build a very strong synergy and collaboration between us. Every university has its advantages and disadvantages," he said.

Furthermore, he said, Teuku Umar University which is located in Meulaboh, West Aceh and Medan Area University which is located in North Sumatra have different strengths. According to him, these powers can be exchanged through this collaboration. "Mutual complement between each campus," he said.

Furthermore, the Rector of IPB University said that this collaboration must be immediately followed up with concrete steps in the form of productive activities for education development, research and community development.

According to him, IPB University always cooperates with local universities in conducting tridharma activities. When IPB University developed the IPB 3S rice variety in Banda Aceh, IPB University collaborated with Syiah Kuala University. Likewise, when IPB University built the People's Animal Husbandry School (SPR) in South Sumatra, IPB University collaborated with Sriwijaya University.

Prof. Jasman, Chancellor of Teuku Umar University said that he had a lot to learn from IPB University. "We have a core that is very close to that of IPB University so we have a lot to learn from IPB University," he said.

According to him, the quality of IPB University is not in doubt. IPB University is a tertiary institution that has won world class honors. Through this collaboration, he hopes to study directly with IPB University.

"Even though many Teuku Umar University lecturers were formerly IPB University alumni, through this collaboration, I hope that in the future our relationship will be even closer. Especially in the development of the core agro and marine industry. I think this is the right choice so that our nation will be more advanced, "he said.

Meanwhile, the Rector of the University of Medan Area, Prof. Dadan, expressed his gratitude and pride to be able to join this collaboration. Currently, Medan Area University has 310 lecturers and 40 of them are young lecturers.

"I hope they will receive guidance from IPB University. Not only that, we want to be involved in the development of research conducted by IPB University in North Sumatra. We want to contribute. Currently Medan Area University is developing tissue culture, hopefully IPB University can help strengthen it. This year, Medan Area University has also opened a Diploma III Agriculture program, so it needs guidance from IPB University. Medan Area University also has many faculty staff who come from IPB University alumni. Thank you for the willingness of IPB University to carry out this collaboration, "he said. (IAAS /NAS)

Published Date : 23-Feb-2021

Resource Person : Prof Dr Arif Satria, Prof Dr Jasman J Ma'ruf, Prof Dr Dadan Ramdan

Keyword : UTU, Medan Area University, IPB University