Towards the vision of “A world-class university, in continuous pursuit of innovation and excellence”, BINUS UNIVERSITY continues to provide opportunities for students to gain international experience. One possible avenue to reach that goal is through a student exchange program with international partner universities. Building in that spirit, BINUS UNIVERSITY and Yamanashi Gakuin University, Japan, agreed to develop a student exchange program cooperation. This collaboration is marked with the historical MOA signing ceremony by Professor Momotoshi Mara, Director of International Affairs of Yamanashi Gakuin University and BINUS UNIVERSITY, represented by Dr. Ir. Boto Simatupang, MBP as Vice Rector of Global Employability and Entrepreneurship on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Sudirman.
Under this agreement, students from both universities will have a chance to do exchange for 1 or 2 semesters in the host university. This will be a good opportunity for students to gain international exposure and learn more from students in the host country.
The ceremony was also attended by Your Honorable Mr. Shomei Yokouchi (Governor of Yamanashi Prefecture), Mr. Junji Shimada (Deputy Chief of Mission from the Embassy of Japan for Indonesia), Ganjar Kurnia (Rector of Universitas Padjajaran, Bandung) and Mrs. Ida Sundari Husen (Chairman of LIA Institute of Foreign Languages, Jakarta).
Yamanashi Gakuin University, located in Kofu Yamanashi Prefecture was founded in 1946 and is also a sister university of the Pacific University (Oregon, USA), Weber State University (Utah, USA), and the University of Oregon (Oregon, USA).
“We believe with this cooperation between BINUS UNIVERSITY and Yamanashi Gakuin University will lead us to various possible future collaboration and certainly provide benefit to both institutions”, said Dr Boto.
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