Politeknik Negeri Pontianak and Ehime University Develop A Collaborative Partnership

On 6 December 2016, the vice Director for Cooperation and Partnership of Politeknik Negeri Pontianak, Utin Nina Hermina, and the Head of International Office, Muhammad Ali, Visited Ehime University in Matsuyama, Japan. The delegation met the Dean of Agriculture Faculty, Prof.Dr.Masatoshi Sugimori, and the Special aide to the President of Ehime University, Prof. Dr. Takuya Sugahara. Some possible mutual collaboration between Polnep and Ehime University were discussed in the meeting. Students & staff exchange, joint research and cooperation in organizing international seminars and workshops are some of the activities that can be implemented in collaboration between the two universities. It was also explained in the meeting that in Japan, an MoU only can be signed when it is preceded by a number of cooperative activities between the universities concerned. At the end of the talks, it was con

firmed that Prof. Dr. Takuya Sugahara, who is also a lecturer at the Faculty of Agriculture, will come to Polnep on December 17 to give a workshop to the Polnep’s staff and students. It will be the first joint activities between Polnep and Ehime University. (MA)