ITS, Finland Set to Cooperate in Science and Technology

According to reporting from Antara News, the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) has established cooperation in the field of science and technology with the Finnish Embassy in Indonesia.

“This collaboration is to achieve ITS’ goal of becoming a world-class university. It is truly an honour to be able to work with many great people,” ITS rector Prof. Mochamad Ashari said during a meeting with the Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia, Pekka Kaihilahti, here on Monday.

Director for global partnerships at ITS Prof. Maria Anityasari, said that the cooperation is a follow-up to a previous one.

The cooperation programme covers the continuation of the collaboration between the ITS Directorate of Global Partnerships and JAMK University of Applied Sciences in conducting research and test-beds for the DIRECT project and short-term training in digital rehabilitation, she said.

“This project is planned to be funded by HETI-ABD,” Anityasari said.

UN Pulse Finland is still considering contributing to the first programme, she added. She then expressed the hope that Finland would contribute so that the programme could be realized fully, report Antara News.

In addition, ITS, together with Business Finland, Nokia, KONE, Betolar, and Wapice, is planning to initiate a Creativity and Innovation Day.

The event will feature workshops, trainings, and hackathons for students. A capacity-building programme for staff will also be organized during the event.

“The event is planned to be held next year,” she said.

ITS is also collaborating with the University of Oulu for offering double-degree programmes.

“Namely the ‘2+2 programme’ at undergraduate-level Telecommunications Engineering and the ‘1+1 programme’ in Electrical Engineering, Informatics, and Information Systems,” she said.

Meanwhile, Kaihilahti, said that, as a representative of his country, he felt honoured to support and work with ITS.

He highlighted that the innovations from the collaboration must be useful and have a positive impact on the wider community.

Source: Antara News

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