The Center for World Trade Studies at Universitas Gadjah Mada (PSPD UGM) signed cooperation related to inclusive trade governance between Indonesia and Japan together with the ASEAN Nagoya Club (ANC). The signing in Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by the UGM Rector, Prof. Ir. Panut Mulyono, M. Eng., D. Eng., IPU, ASEAN Eng., and from the ANC by Takashi Ori and Hisaya Matsuhisa on Thursday (10/24) at UGM Multimedia Room, UGM Hall 3rd floor.
Prof. Panut hopes that the cooperation between UGM PSPD and ANC can make a real contribution, both for UGM and ANC, also have a direct role in Indonesia’s economic development.
In this collaboration, there are a number of supporting activities including Japanese language training for professionals, development of trade excursions, and collaborative research related to governance in business.
After signing the MoU, this event continued with Japan Career Briefing which was held in Auditorium of Social and Political Sciences Faculty (FISIPOL). The event was attended by the Head of PSPD, Riza Noer Arfani, President of the ANC, Takashi Ori, and the Convenor Seminar who were alumni from the Department of International Relations, FISIPOL, Dr. Indra Kesuma Nasution. This activity is intended to introduce work culture in Japan and how to develop a career there which was delivered directly by Dr. Indra Kesuma Nasution and ANC Advisor, Hisaya Matsuhisa.
In his remarks in front of the Japanese language training participants who are members of this cooperation program, Indra said that the cooperation that was established would open up very good opportunities because Nagoya is one of the cities with many large industrial factories. Indra has been in a Japanese company for a long time so he is familiar with the culture and systems in Japan.
Takashi Ori, in his remarks, also hoped that the cooperation that was established could provide great opportunities for UGM graduates to continue their careers in Japan. In line with what was conveyed by Riza as the Chairperson of the PSPD who said that the collaboration with ANC is strategic because besides being in line with Trade Labs, this cooperation is expected to be a place for MSMEs to compete internationally.
The collaboration between UGM and ANC is the first collaboration established by ANC with educational institutions. Therefore, both PSPD and ANC really expect the best results from this project.
This time, the specific target of ANC is the Faculty of Engineering also Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty because most of the company’s needs are in the fields of science and engineering.
This career briefing is one step in preparation for students and alumni to get to know the work culture in Japan as well as the recruitment procedures. There are a question and answer session between participants and speakers and a company visit to see first-hand practice in the field.
[Alumni Relations / Articles & Photos: Winona]