Mataram University forges Collaboration with Maejo University Thailand

Group Photo after the Signing of MoU between Mataram University and Maejo University
banner 120x600|Thailand – In a continuous effort to establish partnerships with domestic and international educational institutions, Mataram University (Unram) has now joined forces with Maejo University from Thailand. The collaboration was marked by the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the prestigious Empress Premier Hotel in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The MoU signing ceremony was attended by representatives from Unram, with Baiq Rien Handayani, S.P. M.Si. Ph.D., the Dean of the Faculty of Food Technology and Agroindustry (Fatepa), standing in for the Unram Rector. Dr. Ir. Satrijo Saloko, M.P., the Vice Dean III for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Cooperation of Fatepa, accompanied Baiq Rien Handayani during the signing.

Baiq Rien Handayani emphasized that the collaboration focuses on various aspects such as staff, professor, lecturer, educator, and research exchange between the two universities. Furthermore, the partnership also encompasses human resource development, academic information exchange, mutual interests, research cooperation, and other academic activities.

It is mentioning the signing of the MoU between Unram and Maejo University was facilitated by the Sustainability Agriculture, Food and Energy (SAFE) Network. Coinciding with the MoU signing, the SAFE Network organized an international conference to commemorate “A Decade of Companionship” under the theme “Lab to Blueprint: Bring Science Closer to The Community.”

During the official opening of international conference, Ir. Achmad Wicaksono, M.Eng., Ph.D., the Education Attaché of the Indonesian Embassy in Bangkok, highlighted the importance of integrating agriculture and energy.

“Integrating sustainable agriculture and energy is of most importance for the sustainability of agriculture,” he remarked.

Meanwhile, at the international conference, Prof. Novizar, the President of the SAFE Network, shared the objectives of “A Decade of Companionship.”

“In addition to being a platform for sharing innovations in agriculture, food, and energy, this forum aims to enhance collaboration, camaraderie, and friendship among the network members,” he expressed.

Dr. Weerapon Thongma, the Rector of Maejo University, emphasized the use of technology as a policy to tackle various challenges. This sentiment was echoed by the Rector of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University.

By establishing this new partnership with Maejo University, Unram continues to expand its international network and promote academic excellence through collaborative initiatives. This collaboration holds significant potential for knowledge and expertise exchange in various fields, benefiting both institutions and contributing to the advancement of education and research. (djr/w-001)