ITS Campus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) re-accepted the visit of the delegation of foreign governments to expand the network of cooperation in various fields. This time, the delegation from the Netherlands, led by the Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, visited to continue to cooperate with ITS research in the form of modernism and waste management.
Delegates consisting of elements of government and industry representatives were immediately welcomed by ITS Rector Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng and his team at the Rectorate Building, Thursday (12/3). The cooperation which is a continuation of the previous cooperation is characterized by the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Letter of Intent (LoI) between ITS parties with several institutions and related companies from the Netherlands.
Ashari explained that the cooperation between ITS and the Netherlands government this time focuses on maritime research and waste management. Further, the main points of this cooperation include shipbuilding, ship maintenance and repair, maritime security, and other areas that are aligned with modernism.
“This is an advanced attempt or second mission of a memorandum of understanding between ITS and the Netherlands government before,” the Lecturer of Departement of Electrical Engineering was encountered after the signing of the MoU. Some of the actions mentioned in this collaboration include research and education in the field of a maritime, guest lecture, internship program, and the development of research facilities.
After the signing, all delegates from the Netherlands were invited to review the exhibits of innovative maritime products from ITS in the Rectorate building. Furthermore, the group was invited to visit the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering. Not without reason, this is because the official department was established in the year 2011 was involved in the intervention of the Netherlands government since the beginning.
The Head of Marine Transportation Engineering Department, Dr. Ing Ir Setyo Nugroho explained that his department had received grants from the Netherlands government through NUFFIC (an independent nonprofit organization based in Den Haag, Netherlands) in Capacity Building in Marine Transportation and Logistics and Research at ITS program. Through this program, the only new department in Indonesia can continue to improve the quality and facilities until now.
“Capacity Building meant to develop the capacity and capability of a department to teach and graduated its students with good quality,” explained Yoyok, his familiar greeting.
The lecturer who also graduated from Technische Universitat Berlin was said that nowadays, the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering ITS has not received many students. It became part of the effort to maintain the quality and quality of graduates of the Departement of Marine Transportation Engineering.
Not stopping there, Yoyok admitted with the establishment of cooperation between ITS and the Netherlands, the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering is increasingly mature and thriving. This year the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering has assisted the establishment of similar departments at Pattimura University, Ambon. “Our role is now increasing, not only accepting but also helping other colleges to be better,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Rector also have many hopes for this cooperation. “The expectation is good because this collaboration has a clear target and output. Surely it will bring benefits not only to the Department of Marine Transportation Engineering or ITS but also for Indonesia, “he said. (ra/rev/ITS Public Relations)
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