The cooperation between BINUS INTERNATIONAL and Northumbria University received the backing of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, during his comparative study to the Great Britain with the rector of BINUS UNIVERSITY, Prof. Dr. Ir. Harjanto Prabowo MM, back in 2012. The Minister of State for Universities and Science of the United Kingdom, The Rt Hon Mr David Willetts MP has also given the partnership his blessing.
The minister visited BINUS INTERNATIONAL, accompanied by Prof. Andrew Wathey, the Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, to sign a MoU for the cooperation between the two institutions. The event was held at the Joseph Wibowo Center campus on March 4. This event has added to the list of important steps taken by BINUS INTERNATIONAL in the institution’s effort to expand.
The Rector of BINUS UNIVERSITY, Prof. Dr. Ir. Harjanto Prabowo MM explained that this cooperation between BINUS INTERNATIONAL and Northumbria University was sure to improve the quality of the School of Design programs. Prof. Harjanto was also optimistic that with this kind of innovative venture, the university could carry on contributing to the creative industry, helping develop the potential of young Indonesians.
“The cooperation also has been supported by strong bilateral ties between the governments of the two countries. In 2012, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, along with several rectors and presidents of various universities in Indonesia conducted a comparative study to several universities in England. The visit aimed at improving cooperation in the educational sector. Since then, BINUS INTERNATIONAL has committed to providing world-class education,” said Prof. Harjanto.
In 2012, students of School of Design and students of Northumbria University conducted a joint research on Lombok traditional woven fabrics. They then showcased the result of their study during Jakarta Fashion Week 2013.
BINUS Northumbria School of Design (BNSD) is ready to help students of School of Design to improve their skills and develop their potential. At the end of each semester, an audit team from Northumbria University is to come to Jakarta to assess the students’ work, conduct workshops and provide input to the lecturers on how to develop their programs. (KF)
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