Widyatama University received delegation from the Government of the Democratic Republic of East Timor (RDTL) in the occasion of a comparative study of the Internal Quality Control System (SPMI) and the Accreditation of Indonesian Higher Education (Friday, 23/08/2019) at the Rector’s Meeting Room.
The RDTL Government Delegation represented by the Agência National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NAAAA) which is the Higher Education Accreditation Institution in Timor Leste sent representatives from three Universities represented by Mr. Mateus Maia de Jesus (Vice Rector of East Timor Coffee Institute / ETCI), Father Ferdinand Dacanay Resuena (Vice Rector of Instituto de Ciências Religiosas de São Tomas Aquino / ICR), and Mr. Jacinto de Oliveira Junior (Vice Rector of Instituto Superior Cristal / ISC) accompanied by Ms. Denisa Rufiana from the BAN-PT Secretariat.
The delegations were welcomed directly by Widyatama University Rector, Prof. Dr. H. Obsatar Sinaga, S.IP., M.Sc. along with the ranks and the Heads of Foundations and Bureaus also from Faculties in Widyatama University.
In his speech, Widyatama University Rector, Prof. Obi thanked to BAN PT for choosing Widyatama as one of the universities visited by representatives from Timor Leste. Furthermore, Prof. Obi hoped that the meeting between the two parties would not only take place during this visit, but also that subsequent meetings could be organized for the stage of exploring cooperation between all parties.
The three universities were accompanied by representatives from BAN PT visiting Widyatama University to discuss in detail and study the Quality Control System at Widyatama.
In the discussion, the Timor Leste wanted general matters regarding the number of students, the number of lecturers, the number of international publications. Furthermore, the discussion led to specific matters such as how to attract so many students to Widyatama on how the monitoring and controlling mechanism at Widyatama University.
Previously, the National Agency for Academic Assessment and Accreditation (NAAAA) as a higher education accreditation body in Timor Leste had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with BAN PT so that the two institutions had collaborated in aspects of Higher Education accreditation.
After the presentation and discussion, the event was continued by souvenir exchange and took photograph documentation in the main hall and the group was invited to have a campus tour to some facilities in Widyatama University, including the PKM Building and the Library.