The Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar gained a trust to attend The Kick off Project Symposium for Global Promotion of Human Resource Development (GHRD) in Japan. Three delegates were sent by the ISI Denpasar to Ochanomizu University in Japan, namely the Rector Prof. Dr. I Wayan Rai S, Deputy Rector II Dr. I Gede Arya Sugiartha, and I Gusti Ayu Srinatih.
Prof. Rai said the ISI Denpasar was the only college of Indonesia and one of the two art colleges invited to attend the maiden event. The activity funded by Japanese government had four objectives, namely the strengthening of foreign language skills, promotion of overseas study, strengthening of global capabilities and collaboration with international universities.
On that occasion, Prof. Rai was honored to be a speaker in the international forum attended by 34 universities from 20 countries in the world. This gamelan musician conveyed the steps required by higher education institution in preparing global human resources without leaving their identity. In the ice breaking event, Prof. Rai invited the audience to dance cak a cappella.
“This symposium is very important because it opens our perspectives in preparing personnel for the demands of globalization. As a matter of fact, what discussed in the symposium has been in line with the vision of the ISI Denpasar based on local excellence with international quality,” he said.
Embodiment of the vision, he added, had been applied via the overseas student exchanges in MIT Credit Transfer activities. In addition, the ISI Denpasar had also strengthened its networking with international relations through the signing of MoU with various parties, especially the overseas universities.
Meanwhile, Gede Arya Sugiartha revealed the symposium was very valuable as a forum for sharing among the universities. Several things could be adopted to improve the quality of the ISI Denpasar graduates. “The presence of the ISI Denpasar in the international scene is also a form of promotion for Indonesia in general, and the ISI Denpasar in particular,” he said.
According to the man from the Rice Granary County, as a follow-up of the cooperative relationship between the ISI Denpasar and the Ochanomizu University-Japan, it would be followed up with the exchange of faculty and students as well as the improvements related to the items of collaboration among the faculties in the upcoming June. (BTN/015)