A total of 389 participants from 19 universities received warm welcome during the virtual opening ceremony of International Students e-Exchange Programme on 9th November 2020. The participants came from eight countries namely India, Indonesia, Nepal, Thailand, Philippines, United Kingdom, Japan, and Malaysia. This exchange programme is jointly organised by the Faculty of Business (FOB), MMU; Universitas Mercu Buana,Indonesia; Birla Global University, India and Universitas Pakuan, Indonesia.

The opening ceremony witnessed the welcoming remarks from the organisers including Assoc. Prof. Dr. Goh Guan Gan, Dean of FOB; Dr. Ponco Budi Sulistyo, Dean of Faculty of Communication Science, Universitas Mercu Buana; Prof.Dr. Parameswar Nayak, Dean of Birla School of Management; and Dr. Hendro Sasongko, Dean of Faculty of Economics, Universitas Pakuan.

The ceremony also was enlivened by the cultural performance by Universitas Pakuan, Indonesia. With its theme,” Making an Impact via Social Innovations”, the programme promotes collaborative efforts among participants to generate the best social innovations idea in addressing economic, social, and environmental issues faced by the local communities.

This two-week programme is also filled with a series of exciting and insightful activities including expert talk sessions, panel discussions, and group work. One of the participants, Ethan Street from Manchester Metropolitan University sharing his positive remark on the virtual exchange programme and taking this valuable experience to widen his perspective and connect with other participants from different countries.

We wish you all the best!