ITS Kampus, ITS News – Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) will expand its cooperation through exploring good relations with Turkey. Through the Indonesian Embassy (Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia) to Turkey, ITS discussed the potential for cooperation with universities and companies in Turkey, Monday (10/5).
Conducted online, ITS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Ir Mochamad Ashari MEng together with other ITS officials welcomed enthusiastically the virtual visit of the Indonesian Ambassador in Ankara, Turkey Lalu Muhammad Iqbal with his staff. The visit, which was initiated by the ITS Overseas Alumni Association (IKA), was intended to expand the collaboration between ITS and the Turkish Government.
The Chancellor, who is often called Ashari, said that ITS has collaborated with Turkey, one of which is through the exchange of students, lecturers, and education personnel to several universities in Turkey. The Community and Technological Camp (CommTECH) Insight international program held by ITS has also been attended by several students from universities in Turkey, “he said.
On this occasion, Ashari introduced the ITS campus and ITS Science Technopark to the delegation of the Indonesian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. He explained that ITS Science Technopark focused on four leading industries, namely in the fields of robotics, automation, creative industries, and maritime. “Currently ITS Science Technopark has produced several innovations, we hope that with this collaboration, Science Technopark can develop again,” said this professor of Electrical Engineering.
Seeing the seriousness of ITS in expanding the relationship, Lalu Muhammad Iqbal conveyed four things related to this. First, the Ambassador, who is often called Iqbal, said that he had spoken and negotiated with several well-known technology companies in Turkey so that ITS students had a special allocation can to do internships at the company.
Second, the Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey also recommended and helped ITS collaborate with some of the best universities in Turkey. “There are three universities in Turkey in my opinion have the potential to collaborate, namely Middle East Technical University, Bilkent University, and Hacettepe University,” said Iqbal.
Third, regarding the Science Technopark, Iqbal intends to introduce Technopark in Turkey. According to him, Technopark in Turkey is not only focused on creating innovation, but also producing it on an industrial scale. “I see that ITS already has a technopark that focuses on the maritime sector, IT can develop a Naval Architecture so that in the future it can help Indonesia to excel in the maritime sector,” he continued.
Finally, seeing the potential of ITS, Iqbal would like to invite ITS to take part in the Technofest 2021 event which is the largest technology exhibition in Turkey. He also hopes that ITS can represent universities in Indonesia and hopes that ITS students can achieve achievements at the 2021 Technofest event as in previous years.
Through the presentation from the Indonesian Ambassador to Turkey, Ashari and other ITS staff were delighted and hoped that this cooperation could be followed up soon. “We will not waste this opportunity, and we will prepare the best students to get the opportunity,” said Ashari. (ITS Public Relations)
Reporter: Tyara Novia Andhin
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