Building collaboration and networking to improve the quality of learning, research and community service.


The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (FMIPA), Malang State University (UM) hosted the 5th Asia deans of science meeting or The Asian Science Deans Summit (ASDS) on Wednesday (10/07) at Santika Hotel Premiere Malang. Previous ASDS meetings have been held in Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. The 5th ASDS attended by 61 Asian deans of science raised the theme "Strengthening Mobility and Cooperation related to Education, Research and Community Service" or "Reinforce Mobility and Networking Activity on Teaching, Research and Community Services".

The aim of this activity is to promote and provide a platform for networking and collaboration between science faculties in ASDS member countries. Through discussion and exchange of knowledge, experience and insight, ASDS members can jointly improve the standards of higher education, research and community service, for the benefit of the world, especially Asia.

"The purpose of this meeting is to build collaboration and networking to improve the quality of learning, research and community service. At the same time supporting the 4.0 industrial revolution to improve the welfare of society, "Assoc said. Prof. Dr. Hadi Suwono as Dean of FMIPA UM as well as the person in charge of implementing this ASDS activity.

ASDS was held for three days (09-11 / 07) with a series of activities as follows: Plenary related to several important topics namely 1) International Accreditation, Strengthening Cooperation and Collaboration, Community Service and Increasing Student Exchange Activities, 2) Signing of MoU between Science faculties , and 3) Group discussions. Besides that, there are also tourism and cultural tour activities in Malang City including Bromo Mountain and Angkot Museum which aim to promote East Java, especially Malang City and its surroundings.

"I believe we can jointly solve the problems of contemporary science and improve the standards of higher education, research, and community service that benefit the Asian community," said Prof. Dr. H. Ahmad Rofi’udin when before officially opening the activity.