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NCKU-UHAMKA MoU to Foster Academic Cooperation in Social Sciences
[May 19, 2014]

NCKU-UHAMKA MoU to Foster Academic Cooperation in Social Sciences

TAINAN, Taiwan --(Business Wire)--

National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), southern Taiwan, and University of Muhammadiytah Prof. Dr. HAMKA (UHAMKA), Indonesia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on May 15 for promoting exchange of faculty and students for further collaborative research.

Dr. Hwung-Hweng Hwung, president of NCKU, extended his welcome to the delegation of UHAMKA led by Dr. Suyatno, rector of UHAMKA and addressed his greetings and support to the collaborative efforts.

NCKU vice president Dr. Chih-Chin Ho who is also the dean of College of Social Sciences, and UHAMKA rector Dr. Suyatno signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organizations.

With the MoU, the cooperation between NCKU and UHAMKA will be escalated to another level as their artnership will foster an even better relationship between Taiwan and Indonesia.

In his welcoming speech, Dr. Ho said that the signing of MoU is a good beginning for more profound cooperation between NCKU and UHAMKA.

He also gave a brief introduction of the College of Social Sciences and referred to its academic achievement in recent years saying, "Especially in Essential Science Indicators (ESI (News - Alert)) regarding the number of published paper and paper cited by professions, NCKU College of Social Sciences was ranked second."

"UHAMKA has received the World Peace Award from the United States since 1988 and has been awarded 1-star by QS since 2010," according to Dr. Ho.

Dr. Suyatno mentioned that among 174 Muhammadiyah Colleges and Univesities in Indonesia, the rank of UHAMKA is no. 4.

He also said that UHAMKA has a strong commitment to be a competitive university and aspires to strengthen its partnership with prestigious universities like NCKU.

"We know that NCKU is one of the best universities in Taiwan and after singing the MoU, we'd like to send our academic staff and students to NCKU to study and do some research which will improve the quality of our resources," Dr. Suyatno added.

The UHAMKA delegation includes Rector Dr. Suyatno, Vice Rector Dr. Pudjo Sumedi, Vice Rector Dr. Gunawan Suryoputro, Dean of Education Faculty Dr. Sukardi and Vice Dean of Faculty of Engineering Dr. Sugema.

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