JAKARTA (UNAS) – Enhancing international cooperation that has been established so far with many universities abroad, this year the National University (UNAS) signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies to establish the Korea Cyber University in Indonesia.
” We are aware that there are many sons and daughters of the nation that have not been able to access higher education. With Cyber University (College of Digital) is expected to provide an opportunity for many of the nation wherever they are to be in higher education with the utilization of information and communication technologies are now more sophisticated, ” said El Amry, after the inauguration of the Tower building UNAS 1 and 2, Inauguration and the signing of the MoU with South Korea, Saturday (11/2).
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea was the number one university in Korea in the utilization of information and communication technology in education. UNAS feel proud and grateful for this cooperation considering before deciding to cooperate with UNAS, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea has been seeking cooperation with many public and private universities, but ultimately the choice fell on the National University.
Nevertheless, continued El Amry, it was aware that the licensing process for universities set up this type is not simple and it will take quite a long time. Therefore, the National University and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea agreed to start cooperation in the field of manpower training and tutoring.
For this purpose the Foundation for Promotion of Science and Culture together with the Foundation Hankuk (Dongwon Foundation) agreed to set up entities that we named PT. CYBER INKOR Communities. On the occasion of the inauguration of the building also will be signed cooperation between the two sides.
Related to Cyber Learning, Secretary General of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristek Higher Education), Prof. AinunNa’im said the online-based learning is already implemented by several universities in Indonesia. However, cyber university is nothing new in this country. He added that, although the technology curve, this cyber method does not necessarily replace face to face meetings with the lecturer.
“Cyber Learning should be only as a tool to improve the quality of teaching and not replace entirely. Because meetings with the professor that still needs to be done and we need to make a passing grade from these cyber program, “said Naim in the same occasion.