LOMBOK, November 21st – The College of Engineering Postgraduate Studies (CEPG) conducted a promotional tour in Lombok, marking a significant moment in pursuing academic excellence and collaborative partnerships. The tour included key meetings and discussions to foster educational advancement and knowledge exchange.
One of the tour’s notable highlights was a meeting with Dr. Zulkieflimansyah, the former Governor of Nusa Tenggara Barat (NTB). Discussions primarily focused on the prospect of NTB sending scholarship postgraduate students to Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The initiative aims to provide deserving individuals from NTB with the opportunity to pursue postgraduate studies at UiTM. Additionally, deliberations centered on the potential for a dual-degree collaboration with universities in Lombok and Sumbawa, offering a comprehensive one-year postgraduate program. This collaboration seeks to enhance the academic landscape and foster educational ties between institutions, ultimately benefiting aspiring scholars and the academic community at large.
The engagement with the esteemed Pejabat Gabenor NTB and the Timbalan Gabenor Pak Lalu Hamdi, alongside the Badan Riset dan Inovasi Daerah (BRIDA) NTB team, was highly fruitful. The meeting underscored potential research areas of interest for NTB, with a particular focus on renewable energy, including solar, robotics, and STEM education. This exchange of ideas and exploration of research domains signifies a significant step towards advancing technological innovation and sustainable development in the region.
Moreover, the involvement of graduated postgraduate students under a scholarship from NTB, such as Ringgi Puteri from the CEEC705 program (MSc in Construction Engineering) and the current student Ali Syahidullah, further solidifies the collaboration between CEPG and NTB. Their enrollment in the same program exemplifies the commitment to nurturing talent and fostering academic excellence through collaborative endeavours.
In essence, the promotional tour in Lombok underscores the dedication of CEPG in cultivating educational partnerships and advancing scholarly pursuits. The engagements conducted during this tour lay the groundwork for academic collaborations and knowledge sharing, embodying the spirit of academic enrichment and progressive learning.