Prof Pierre Viljoen, President of Central Queensland University to collaborate with Uniba

Prof Pierre Viljoen, President of Central Queensland University to collaborate with Uniba

BALIKPAPAN— Prof. Pierre Viljoen as President of Central Queensland University in Indonesia visited Uniba Campus. His arrival was welcomed by the Vice-Rector for Planning, Research, Development and Cooperation, Merry K. Sipahutar, PhD. Andi Surayya Mapangile SKM. M.Kes., as staff of Uniba Rector and Stefanus Dedy Deomedes SE. MM., as Head of Planning and Cooperation. This meeting took place in the Uniba Rector’s office, on Wednesday (18/10/2023).

Merry K. Sipahutar, PhD said, the presence of Pierre Viljoen as President of Central Queensland University in Indonesia to the Uniba Campus is to establish a university in Balikpapan. But of course, you must submit a proposal to the Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia first. “The plan is like that, but we want collaboration in terms of the venue. Because it may not be possible to build a university in Balikpapan at this time. Because later, the students will only be at least 3 to 5 people. So it takes collaboration with Uniba, “said Merry K. Sipahutar.

However, before the establishment of Central Queensland University in Balikpapan, collaboration will be held first, such as joint research and joint teaching. Central Queensland University is currently in Jakarta. But they also have plans to build in Balikpapan. “In addition to what he just said, the atmosphere in Queensland with Balikpapan is the same. Because they are both mining areas. In addition, there is the construction of IKN, that is what makes them enthusiastic to establish Central Queensland University in Balikpapan, “added Merry K. Sipahutar

According to Merry K. Sipahutar, Central Queensland University did want to cooperate with Uniba and his visit to the Uniba Campus to discuss cooperation. And before establishing a campus in Balikpapan, Central Queensland University was willing to cooperate with Balikapapan University. “So he came here to establish cooperation. And the cooperation will be signed at Uniba after the draft is completed. Only later it will be reduced to several Cooperation Agreements or MoA. Is later in the field of teaching. In research and other fields,” concluded Merry K. Sipahutar.

Central Queensland University has campuses in Adelaide, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Jakarta, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth, Rockhampton, Sydney and Townsville and has a strong track record of working with regional university centres across Australia.


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