Matriculation is a program to commensurate student’s knowledge and to introduce campus and college life usually prepared for special recruit students.
On 2018, Matriculation Courses were prepared for S1 Bachelor Degree Industry-Academia Collaboration Taiwan Scholarship grantees who were selected by Taiwan Center Universitas Sebelas Maret.
The purpose for this Matriculation Course itself is to commensurate the various competencies of the students who were coming from various school, specifically students from suburbs region; it also introduced their campus further, and also strengthen the students bonds.
Result from Matriculation Course is the students readiness to commence their study in Taiwan, so that they could finish their S1 Bachelor Degree Program in Taiwan on time and with provisioned results.
Emphasized course materials besides Mandarin and English, were including Leadership, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship.
Matriculation Course prepared the prospective students the basic knowledge on their selected major, Taiwan college life, and so that their bond became stronger relative to students from other countries, thus becoming model for other students selected through other selection process.
Institut Pertanian Bogor (Bogor Agricultural University – IPB University) in collaboration with Taiwan ICDF (International Cooperation and Development Fund) inaugurated Agribusiness Development Center (Pusat Pengembangan Agribisnis) in Cikarawang Village, Bogor, West Java, as a way to improve the quality of Indonesian farmers’ resources in order to penetrate local and international markets.
IPB University’s Agribusiness Development Center was established on 10 hectares land owned by IPB University, about one third of it is used for general facilities including Office, parking lot, cafeteria, and other buildings; and the rest is used for agricultural land. Facilities and experts were provided by IPB University with assistance from Taiwan Technical Mission. Taiwan provided funding about USD 300.000 for physical construction and development.
The cooperation is intended to synergize research, education, and marketing in developing modern agricultural system. IPB University Agriculture Union is expected to be Integrated Agricultural System Development Model in Indonesia. Considering Indonesia has huge potential fruit and vegetable products exports to United States and European countries.
Currently, IPB University Agricultural Union is already formed, with 100 Farmer members supplying fruit and vegetable for 43 supermarkets around Jabodetabek (Jakarta and the surrounding Bogor Depok Tangerang Bekasi).
Taiwan Center Indonesia held the first ever International Job Fair with three Taiwan based companies in the Faculty of Law, Universitas Sebelas Maret (FH UNS) Auditorium Hall, Wednesday (23/10/2019). The three companies were ACTi Corporation, HCP Pump Manufacture, and PEGATRON Corp.
This job fair titled “UNS-Taiwan Job Fair” was held as collaboration from Career Development Center (CDC) and International Office (IO) UNS with Taiwan Center, TETO Taiwan Trade Office in Jakarta and Ministry of Economy Fair Taiwan.
Vice Rector of Academic Affairs, Prof. Ahmad Yunus in his opening speech mentioned that the job fair is intended to open the opportunities for UNS alumni to work in multinational and international companies. Furthermore, the job fair is also UNS’s effort toward World Class University, in which one of the rated criteria is total number of UNS alumni working in multinational companies.
Taiwan Technical Mission 42nd Anniversary : Taiwan Project for Indonesian Community Empowerment
Since 1976, Taiwan government has continuously assigned Agricultural Technical Teams to Indonesia. This is part of the agricultural cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan, which is improving every year.
Head of Taiwan Government Representative in Indonesia (TETO) Amb. John C Chen said, since the Taiwan Technical Mission (TTM) Agricultural Engineers was assigned to Indonesia 42 years ago, various cooperation programs have been carried out. The cooperation includes Cultivation System Improvement for mushrooms, asparagus, oranges, and livestock; Horticultural crop production techniques, aquaculture techniques, irrigation systems, food processing, soil and water conservation, and agribusiness management.
Meanwhile, there are currently 18 collaborative projects, including the Bali One Village One Product (OVOP) Project, Bogor Agribusiness Project, Corporate Agriculture Improvement and Development for Bandung Area, Superior Variety Rice Development in South Sulawesi and Agricultural Pilot Area Cooperation in Karawang Area.
The Taiwan Technical Mission has also conducted more than 130 training and field trips, in which more than 20,000 people have benefited. Taiwan, John said, will continue to share techniques and experiences in agricultural management or marketing, to help increase income and agricultural output, and to improve community’s lives.
Head of the Taiwan Economic and Trade Representative Office (TETO) John Chen (third from left) with the Director of International Cooperation of the Indonesian Ministry of Agriculture Mesah Tarigan (fourth from left); and Head of Taiwan Technical Team Douglas Muh (second from left) and President of Taiwan Alumni / ICDF Indonesia Arif Misbahul MBM all joining Cake cutting ceremony as the Opening Ceremony of “42 Years of Taiwan-Indonesia Agricultural Cooperation” Seminar in Jakarta, Thursday, December 6, 2018.
Taiwan ICDF International Cooperation and Development Fund established High Quality Rice Seed Breeding Center in UNHAS University is Makassar, which features store house, grinding house, and Greenhouse prototype as part of the project.
Greenhouse Prototype in this High Quality Rice Seed Breeding Development Project in UNHAS had finished construction and inaugurated. Inauguration was carried out by Ribbon-cutting Ceremony by Amb. John C Chen as the Head of Taiwan Representatives Office in Indonesia (TETO) and Dr. Hsiang Tie Yie as the Secretary General of ICDF Taiwan accompanied by UNHAS University Rector, Prof. Dwia Aries Tina Pulubuhu, MA. The Ceremony was held in Teaching Farm of Agriculture Faculty of UNHAS University.
UNHAS University Rector in her welcoming speech, conveyed that Greenhouse establishment added to enthusiasm and inspiration to UNHAS University Research teams. This cooperation implementations will be beneficial for many parts, from farmers productivity to increasing numbers of governmental exports.
TETO Head, Amb. John C Chen in his welcoming speech mentioned that thus Grant Project had entered its second year since it was inaugurated in 2018. He also mentioned that this Grant Project and Taiwan would provide funding of more than USD 1 Million (15 Billion Rupiah) for this Seed Project in UNHAS University. This Grant is expected to strengthen UNHAS University achievements as the only university outside Java island ranked in Top 10 National Best Universities.
While ICDF Taiwan Secretary General Dr. Hsiang Tie Yie pointed that the Seed Breeding Center implemented Taiwan cooperation to Indonesian Agricultural Human Resources. Taiwan has had 43 years of experience in cooperative projects in Indonesian Human Resources Development, specifically in Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, and Fisheries.
Taiwan government has granted Information Communication and Technology Center (ICT Center) with USD 2 Million valuation (around 27.5 billion Rupiah) to Universitas Syiah Kuala (Unsyiah), Banda Aceh, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam.
The facility was constructed by contractor from Taiwan, RSEA Engineering Corporation Taipei Taiwan, since 2009. Considering Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam is included as earthquake prone area, the ICT Center building was designed with Taiwan earthquake-resistant technology.
This multifunctional ICT Center building consists of 3 floors, 5 classrooms completed with computers facilities. Not only providing Center Hall accommodates 150 person, ICT Center also features library, meeting rooms, small to medium classrooms, catering area, and offices.
Currently, Taiwan is one of the ideal destination for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies for Indonesian people. Not only it is located relatively near to Indonesia, but also because its world-quality education, comparable to other western and developed countries.
Those aforementioned information was delivered by President of International Cooperation and Development Fund (ICDF) Taiwan Arif Misbahul MBM in front of the students of Faculty of Economics and Business, Diponegoro University (FEB UNDIP), along with FEB UNDIP Dean, Dr. Suharnomo, and Head of International Office FEB UNDIP, Jaka Aminata S.E., M.A., Ph.D. in their campus, Monday afternoon (22/5)
“Each year, Taiwan Government provides more and more scholarship opportunities for Indonesian young generation to study in 163 universities in Taiwan with scholarship. Total amount of Indonesian students studying in Taiwan by 2019 can be multiplied up to 12.000 through scholarship schemes or other cooperative programs in accordance to President Tsai Ingwen government’s New Southbound Policy.”, Arif Misbahul, the Project Director Taiwan Studies Consortium, said.
According to Arif, education is one of the way to break the chain of poverty in developing country like Indonesia. However, total amount of doctorate degree scholars in Indonesia is around 31.000, far from ideal number Indonesia have, 160.000 doctorate scholars.
Furthermore, according to Arif, who is also S1 graduate from Faculty of Engineering, UGM, Taiwanese are also openly welcoming to newcomers and that Indonesian are one of the most welcomed communities by Taiwanese. Furthermore, based on the current data, there are around 300.000 Indonesian workers working in Taiwan and 27.000 of them are married and started their household with Taiwanese.
Prof. Da Chi Liao from Nasional Sun Yatsen University Taiwan,was invited as speaker for International Conference collaboration from UNS-Taiwan Center. Prof. Da Chi Liao mentioned that technology, innovation, and democracy factors are the most recent hot topics.
Even more so, current technology plays more role in democratic life, not only in Indonesia but also globally.
Based on attendance, there was improved variety, in which more different countries joined and participated in this conference. There are participants from Indonesia, Egypt, Netherlands, Australia, and Malaysia.
Therefore, new ideas to answer challenges of related phenomenons around technology and innovation in democratic society, are highly needed.
Prof. Tai Wan Ping, Ph.D. professor of business from Cheng Shiu University was invited as speaker in International Conference held by Research and Community Services Institute, Universitas Sebelas Maret (LPPM UNS) in collaboration with Taiwan Center.
The International Conference themed “Enhancing Small Medium Enterprise Competitiveness Based on Creative Economy in Innovation Disruptions” not only invited international speakers from partner universities in Taiwan, but also speakers from Creative Economy Agency of the Republic Indonesia
The main purpose of this international conference is to serve as dissemination for research, knowledge, and experience in SME’s empowerment, in social, economical, and technological aspects from policy makers, stakeholders, researchers, volunteers, and practitioners, to be recommended as guidance and strategy to empower SMEs.
This International Conference is expected to be an effective knowledge sharing media in order to create competitive Indonesian SMEs.
Furthermore, this conference also provided opportunities to build cooperation and synergize the stakeholders (government agencies, universities, business enterprises, and NGO) in SMEs empowerment.
Speakers for this seminar is Mr. Andrew Hsia (Representative of Taiwan Economic and Trade Office), Leroy Samy Uguy, M.A., Ph.D. (Deputy Assistant of Superior Commodity Development, Economics and Business Development Section, in representation of Ministry of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (KDPT) Minister), Dr. Ir. Jamhari , M.S. (Dean of Faculty of Agriculture UGM), and Mr. Lin Yen Jen (Chairman of Taiwan Technical Mission).
The Seminar was attended by around 100 participants from various educational institutions and agencies, within or outside of UGM, Departments of Agriculture in D.I. Yogyakarta regions, S1 undergraduate/S2 S3 graduate students, Faculty of Agriculture UGM lecturers, groups from D.I. Yogyakarta Chamber of Commerce and Industry, groups from Taiwan, and management and members of ICDF/Taiwan Alumni Association
Arif Misbahul MBM, as the Chairman of Alumni Association, expected that this seminar strengthen the reciprocal relationship and create more benefit for the related parties, specifically in Agriculture sectors development to improve community’s welfare. Further, cooperation in education sector is also expected to improve, such as lecturers/students exchange and futher studies in graduate schools in notable universities in Taiwan.