UCYP has organized the 1st UCYP International Student Colloquium Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Education in conjunction with the SEAAM 2nd Student Mobility Program for South East Asia countries in 2019.
The program was held at the UCYP Lecture Theater in Tanjung Lumpur and approximately 110 Indonesian students and officers from Indonesian universities, including Universiti Negeri Padang, Universitas Muhamadiyyah Sorong, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Padangsidimpuan, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Parepare, Institut Agama Islam Negeri Kendari, Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Sorong dan Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesihatan Mandala Waluya attended the program.
The program was organized by UCYP Deputy Vice-Chancellor Office (Student Development & Alumni) in collaboration with Southeast Asia Academic Mobility (SEAAM) institution, based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
According to UCYP Deputy Vice Chancellor (Student Development & Alumni), Assistant Professor Dr. Azhar Jaafar, the International Student Colloquium was planned initially over the last three months with 40 participants, but due to the positive response, the colloquium freed more seats and up to 120 participants from different universities in Indonesia and 40 participants from UCYP participated the program.
“A total of 45 papers have been presented in the program under the theme of Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Education and is also one of the 17 sustainable development projects launched by the United Nations (UN),” he added.
The presentation was a final year project paper for the students from the seven (7) universities involved and was a penultimate step before it was presented at the end of their studies at their respective universities.
During the program, the UCYP Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Haji Zainuddin delivered his keynote address, entitled “Adaptive Strategies for Sustainable Education”.
According to him, the world is now moving towards the implementation of the 2030 agenda, thus it is imperative to construct and implement a highly proper planning because planning is seen as one of the keys for the successful implementation of sustainable development.
“In fact, all HEIs should participate in making education development a sustainable undertaking through research activities, by involving society as the main focus of research,” said Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr. Ahmad Haji Zainuddin.
Southeast Asia Academic Mobility (SEAAM) General Head, Dr. Ismail Suwardi Weke also announced that a program such as this will resume in December 2020, targeting the participation of 10 universities with 200 students in the program.
In addition, the program was also a UCYP initiative to further strengthen the partnership between UCYP and universities abroad, while increasing its international brand presence and transforming into a university that can leave a significant impact on international cooperation through global education.