On 17 January 2023, the Government-Linked Universities (GLU) Malaysia and the Aliansi Perguruan Tinggi Badan Usaha Milik Negara Indonesia (APERTI BUMN) renewed their memorandum of understanding (MoU) which has been in existence since 2017 to continue giving benefits to the target group in both countries through the development of academic programs, research, and student mobility.
The Chairperson of GLU and MMU President, Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud represented GLU while APERTI BUMN was represented by Prof. Dr. Adiwijaya, Rector of Telkom University Indonesia in the signing ceremony held at Pullman Bali Legian Beach Hotel.
Both parties will support each other to empower the development of academic programs such as mobility involving students and lecturers, offering dual degree programs, research development including joint research, matching grants, collaboration on community service programme, and organising international conferences. The collaboration also involves sharing expertise from both countries to support these cooperation programmes.
APERTI-BUMN and GLU Malaysia Top Leaders Meeting was also attended by Prof. Dr. Ir. Iwa Garniwa M.K., Rector of the PLN Institute of Technology; Prof. Dr. I Lord Nyoman Wiraatmadja Puja, Rector of the University of Pertamina; Dr. Ir. Agus Purnomo, M.T. Rector of International Logistics and Business Universities; Dr. Ir. Agus Achmad Suhendra, Rector of the Jakarta Telkom Institute of Technology; Dr. Tri Arief Sardjono, Rector of the Surabaya Telkom Institute of Technology; Prof. Dr Fahimah Martak, representing the Rector of the International University of Semen Indonesia; Dr. Arfianto Fahmi, S.T., M.T. – Rector of Telkom Purwokerto Institute of Technology; Dr. Ir. Gatot Kustyadji, S.E., M.Si. Director of Semen Indonesia Polytechnic; and Dr. Anisah Firli – Secretary General of APERTI-BUMN.
Meanwhile, from the GLU was Prof. Dato ‘Dr. Mazliham Mohd Su’ud, Chairperson of the GLU who is also President of Multimedia University (MMU); Prof. Ir. Dr. Noor Azuan Abu Osman, Deputy Chairperson of the GLU who is also Vice Chancellor of Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN); Prof. Ts. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Abdul Mutalib Vice Chancellor of Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Azman Senin, Deputy President of Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL) and Mdm. Nur Azurah Rezo, Secretary General of GLU.