On November 18, 2019, Hendrik, the Head of Department of Informatics UII, together with Teduh Dirgahayu, the Head of Undergraduate Program in Informatics, visited Youngsan University (YSU) in Busan, South Korea. The purpose of this visit was to discuss the continuation of the Dual Degree (DD) program that has been running since 2015. Ibrahim Surya Putra and Muhammad Rizky Al-Faraizy, both class of 2013, were the first two alumni of this program, while two other students from class of 2015, Fairuz Shofi and Ivan Seto Adicahya, are the next in line.
During discussions with the Department of Computer Engineering YSU, Hendrik and Teduh had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Young-Gi Kim, the CEO of Wegochain, a South Korean company focusing on Blockchain-based applications and services development. At the time, Mr. Kim and his staff were about to interview Ivan Seto Adicahya, who was applying for a job at Wegochain. Alhamdulillah, Ivan is most likely joining Wegochain after completing his study at YSU next year.
During discussions, Wegochain interested in working with UII and they planned to open a branch office in Indonesia, especially in Yogyakarta. At present, the Department of Informatics UII is still in correspondence with Wegochain, to realize this collaboration. Hopefully, it will be realized soon next year.
In addition to visiting YSU, Hendrik and Teduh also visited Hanyang University (HU) in Seoul as a reciprocal visit to HU’s visit to UII a few weeks earlier. Here, the discussion is more focused in the collaboration on the short-term program, such as summer and winter programs. Every year, the HU summer and winter programs are attended by approximately 2000 students from many countries.
On that occasion, HU also offered Department of Informatics UII to send its lecturers to come as visiting lecturers in the said short-term programs.
So, which one are you interested in joining? The Dual Degree program between UII and YSU? Or the short-term program at HU? All the while having the opportunity to explore further the world’s most innovative country.
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