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Cooperation Between Unpatti and the National Police

Monday, 25 April 2016. Rector of Unpatti, Prof. Saptenno hosted a meeting with the visiting Drs. Budi Siswanto, MH, Police Senior Commissioner, the head of Education and Training Bureau for Human Resources of National Police Headquarter. The purpose of the visit of Mr. Siswanto is to consolidate a signing of cooperation MoU between these two institutions.

rector and mr. siswantoThe cooperation scopes will covers areas such as Education and Training, Analysis, Research and Institutional Developments, Availability of Teaching Staff and Experts, and Others sectors that would be determined later.

In this context, cooperation between Unpatti and National Police has been established before at a district level with the District Headquarter of National Police in Maluku. It is shown by existence of several police staffs registered as students at Unpatti. The level of cooperation would be leverage to the National level through the new planned MoU between Unpatti and National Police Headquarter. Both parties agreed to schedule the signing of MoU between 16 – 20 May 2016.

In relation to this planned MoU, Rector stated that currently there are more then ten staffs of District Police Headquarter which registered as undergraduate students at Faculty of Law of Unpatti.

Furthermore, in the area of higher education development, currently Universitas Pattimura has received the agreement to establish several extended undergraduate programs at Southwest Maluku in Law, Teacher Training, Mathematics, Accounting, English, and Animal Husbandry. In Aru Islands the extended undergraduate programs are in Law, Accounting, Mathematics, English, Sports, Health and Recreational. The opening of the extended programs will provide opportunity to the development of human resources include Police officers who work in the areas.

It is hoped that the planned cooperation between both parties would produce an integrated synergy in serving the activities of the community.

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Foreign Policy Lecture: PROSPECTS and CHALLENGES Timor Leste-Indonesia-Australia Growth Triangle (TIA-GT)

On Monday, 21 March 2016, 10:00 AM EIT, Prof. Dr. M. J. Saptenno, S.H., M.Hum, the new elected rector of Universitas Pattimura for 2016-2020, hosted a meeting for the Working Team of the Board for Assessment and Development Policy of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. The meeting is on the idea for the establishment of a discussion forum in the form of a foreign public lecture for the sub-regional cooperation between Timor Leste, Indonesia and the Australia Growth Triangle (TIA-GT).

the rectorRector, Prof. M. J. Saptenno, in the opening of foreign policy lecture discussion forum

The event was open by the rector of Unpatti, and which was aimed to obtain the assessment and recommendation toward various sustainable foreign affairs policies. This is a step to fast-forward the development and growth and also economic zone development and the others regional development issues in Eastern Indonesia Area (KTI) which is a part of RPJMN 2015-2019 of the central government policy decreed by the Jokowi-JK administration.

The discussion event was attended by civitas academica of Unpatti, staff form Maluku Province local government and staff of the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia. The speakers are Indonesian Ambassador (former director general of ASEAN) the Hon. Djauhari Oratmangun, Prof. David Price from Charles Darwin University, Ausrtalia and Prof. Tonny Pariela (professor in Social Science from Unpatti).

Several ideas and recommendations were summarized in the discussion forum, such as Universitas Pattimura (Unpatti) is appointed as the implementer of the program. Hence, Unpatti is recommended to be proactive and perceptive on the development of the related issues toward TIA-GT. In addition, Unpatti through the cooperation with the local government of Maluku Province should intensify the works and discussions in forming the strategic steps toward the efforts in development of the TIA-GT cooperation. In this context, a work which would be carried out to provide scholarships for master and doctoral programs in mining and geology studies that could be allocated from Maluku Province governmental budgets. This is to anticipate the need of skilled human resource for the opening of Masela Block.

The implementation of the cooperation between Unpatti and Charles Darwin University could be tailored through students and lecturers exchange programs, especially in the area of improving English capacity and to increase a discernment toward Maluku culture, also in the cooperation for research and postdoctoral programs.

The discussion forum was held around two hours and the closing ceremony was held with the presentation of souvenirs and books to Prof. David Price and the other distinguished guests.