After got an A accreditation given by The National Accreditation Board of University (BAN-PT), Dian Nuswantoro University (Udinus) Semarang developing fast. It is proven by the increasing number of cooperation with universities abroad, especially in European continent.
On Tuesday, 29th of August, Udinus and L'Association Internationale Interdiciplinaire de la Décision (A2ID) of France just signed the cooperation. A2ID is an association of professors all over the world based in Paris, France. This cooperation will allow Udinus students to follow Twinning Program, Student Exchange, and continue master degree in France.
"A2ID is a nonprofit organization that supervise 7 State and Private Universities in France, and there are 50 other Ltd. which spread all over the world. We are glad when Udinus firmly establish this partnership. In the future, not only students who can learn in the University in France, but also we can exchange lecturers and also conduct research together, "said Prof. Dr. Ali Smida as The President of A2ID, as well as one of the professors at Sorbonne University.
For now, the cooperation is only for students from the Faculty of Economics and Business as well as the Faculty of Health. There are 7 Ltd. in France that can be chosen by the students which are Du Mans University, De la Reunion University, Medicis Business School (MBS), Sorbobe Paris 13, European Business School (EBS), French Public University, and French Business School. The signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was attended by The Rector of Udinus Prof. Dr. Ir. Edi Noersasongko, M.Kom., The fourth Vice Rector Research and Cooperation Dr. Pulung Nurtantio Andono, M.Kom., The Head of cooperation Bureau Usman Sudibyo, S. Si, M.Kom, and The Dean of The Faculty of Health Dr. Guruh Fajar Shidik, M.Cs and some faculty staff.
"This is a great opportunity for Udinus’ students. They can study 2 years in Udinus, and 2 years in France to earn Bachelor's degree. Then 2 years more to get the master degree. They are also will be assisted with scholarships from The French government, "said Edi Noersasongko. (* PR / ning)