Indonesian University Explores Tie-up with Silliman
Six faculty members from NUSA UTARA State Polytechnic in Indonesia visited Silliman University on November 19 to 21 to explore opportunities of academic partnership.
Headed by its director, Prof. Siegfred Berhimpon, the group gave a courtesy call on Silliman Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Betsy Joy B. Tan. They also had a series of meetings with heads of their prospective counterparts.
A memorandum of understanding was one of the items discussed to be drawn up, covering common interests in faculty and student exchange and collaboration in research and related programs.
Three academic units in the University that were considered as initial hosts of a possible partnership are the College of Nursing, College of Computer Studies and the Institute of Environmental and Marine Sciences.
Silliman has an expanding network of partners in ASEAN region, with most of its tie-ups with academic institutions in Indonesia focusing on the University as host of graduate students and researches in marine biology and coastal resource management.
Together with Professor Berhimpon during his visit were Dr. Frans Ijong, Mr. Jery Mandeno, Mr. Alfrianus Papuas, Mrs. Nurseha Djafaar and Mrs. Ella Israel.
Photo shows Silliman Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Betsy Joy B. Tan (fourth from left) welcoming guests from NUSA UTARA State Polytechnic in Indonesia, headed by its director Prof. Siegfred Berhimpon (fifth from left). Together with Dr. Tan from Silliman are Vice President for Development Prof. Jane Annette L. Belarmino (third from left) and College of Nursing Dean Prof. Florenda F. Cabatit (second from left).