On Friday, April 5, 2019, the Faculty of Arts welcomed delegates from Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia.  Led by Ahmad Maum, Head of Language Laboratory, the visitors included Indah Novita Sari, Head of Archive Laboratory, Eska Nia Sarinastiti, Head of Tourism Laboratory, and Muhamad Sidiq Wicaksono, Finance and Human Resources Manager.  Their goal was to visit laboratories and to share ideas and best practice in laboratory management. They also wished to learn how the research studies are created from the language laboratories. With the shared specialization and interests, they were hoping for possible collaborations.


The meeting was chaired by Associate Professor Suradech Chotiudompant, Ph.D., Associate Dean.  Together with the Associate Dean were representatives from the Department of English, the Department of Library Science, and Chalermprakiat Center of Translation and Interpretation, which included Associate Professor Prima Mallikamas, Assistant Professor Carina Chotirawe, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Nirada Chitrakara, Ph.D., Assistant Professor Songphan Cheomprayong, Ph.D., Naya Sucha-xaya, Ph.D., Pimpot Seelakhet, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Phrae Chittiphalungsri, Ph.D.
The delegates were especially interested in research conducted with the involvement of outside institutions and industries.  They also had questions on academic services provided for commercial and social purposes.  Their questions related to the laboratories concerned the management of human resources.  After the meeting, Associate Professors Chotirawe, Chittiphalungsri, and Choemprayong introduced them to the laboratories and computer-assisted learning classes on the 7th floor of the Faculty of Arts’ Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building.  The delegates were impressed with the projects and activities going on in the classes and the laboratories and are looking forward for future partnerships.
Currently, the UGM has an MoU with Chulalongkorn University.  Faculty level MoUs are underway for the UGM’s Faculty of Communication Science with CU’s Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Communication.  The UGM is among the top five universities in Indonesia.  Officially established on December 19, 1949 as a national university, the UGM was one of the oldest universities in Indonesia.  It serves as a pillar of educational awakening in Indonesia. The academic activities in their 18 Faculties, are expressed in the form of the cornerstones of Tri Dharma higher educational values consisting of Education and Teaching, Research, and Community Service. https://ugm.ac.id/en/tentang