One of the most progressive faculties at Universitas Muhammadiyah Purwokerto (UMP), Faculty of Health Sciences (FIKES), is currently preparing to undertake another international program. After the exchange of student and staffs and joint conference and research successfully done with several universities abroad, the faculty initiated to run credit earning program in collaboration with Angeles University Foundation (AUF), Philippines. FIKES UMP proposes to do the program in the Nursing S1 Department.
To discuss further about the collaboration, two delegates of UMP, Dr. Jebul Suroso (Vice Rector for Development and Partnership Affairs) and Santhy Hawanti, Ph.D. (Director of International Affairs Office) had a visit to AUF, Philippines on November 15, 2016. The representatives from AUF were Mr. Archimedes (Vice Rector 1), Zenaida. S. Fernandez, R.N,. Ph.D. (Dean of College of Nursing AUF) and assistants of the dean.
In addition, the agenda included the signing of Memorandum of Agreement and the discussion regarding the credit earning program to run by College of Nursing of AUF and Nursing S1 Department of UMP. Both parties have agreed on the courses to be included in the credit earning program. Dr. Jebul believes this program is able to boost the internationalization of the faculty, particularly the Nursing S1 department of UMP. (iao-Nov)