Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, University of Jember held talks to establish cooperation with The Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology (FPA), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia (7/4). Initial communication with online meetings. FMIPA is led directly by Dean of UNEJ Drs. Achmad Sjaifullah, M.Sc., Ph.D. accompanied by Deputy Dean I for Academic Affairs Drs. Siswoyo, M.Sc., Ph.D. and Deputy Dean II for General Affairs and Finance Purwatiningsih, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D.
Meanwhile, FPA UiTM presents the Dean, Prof. Dr. Azhan Hashim, Dr Fazleen Abdul Fatah as Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs and Student Program Coordinator Dr Zaiton Sapak. On this occasion, discussions began with the student exchange program which included class meetings, internships, research, and lecturer assistance. Continued academic program between the two faculties.
It was also discussed that a working visit could take the form of an international seminar or a competition. Both parties are also ready to explore the existence of a special project. FPA UiTM also mentioned Project-SULAM which could make it possible to establish a partnership through Corporate Social Responsibility.
In the pandemic era and also maintaining relationships even though they are separated by distance, it is necessary to hold regular online activities, namely webinars, conferences, workshops or also guest lectures which are very useful for lecturers and students of both faculties. The last discussion is a mutual agreement regarding co-supervision.
The Dean of FMIPA UNEJ said that for the umpteenth time good relations had been established with several educational institutions at home and abroad. Specifically for Malaysia, FMIPA once sent its students to take part in a study exchange to the Faculty of Applied Sciences and Technology (FAST) Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia (UTHM).
In 2019 FMIPA UNEJ was also the Co-Host of the 5th International Conference on the Application of Science and Mathematics or SCIEMATHIC. With the increase in collaboration with the Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology (FPA), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, there will be more opportunities for students to get to know education in the outside world. As for teaching staff, they can add collaboration partners in research development.