Graduate Program (PPS) of the Ngurah Rai University (UNR) Denpasar hosted the comparative study for students from the University of Haluoleo Kendari. Aside from having the same faculty, the success of the UNR to host the recent international event also became the reason to make a visit to the Island of the Gods.
The entourage consisting of 16 people and led by Assistant Lecturer Dr. H. Muhammad Basri was received by Dr. Ni Putu Tirka Widanti accompanied by the students of Administration Graduate Program of some generations and the staff, Thursday (May 24). “We are proud to host the inter-university comparative study,” said Dr. Tirka.
The visit to Bali was pioneered by I Ketut Wawan Andikayana, a student at the university. It was aimed at learning more about the organization of ICONPO International Seminar held in Bali. “At that time, the Administration Graduate Program was the host and Director of Graduate Program of the UNR, Prof. Dr. Azhari A Samudra, was elected as the President of the Asia Pacific Society for Public Affairs (APSPA),” Wawan said.
Meanwhile, Dr. M. Basri said that Graduate Program of the Haluoleo established in 1998 which was 10 years earlier than the Graduate Program of the Ngurah Rai University needed to learn a lot of things, especially in dealing with an organization run by professional human resources.
Currently, Dr. Tirka added that the Administration Graduate Program of the UNR had networking up to the Asia Pacific. Within four months, the Graduate Program had formed a partnership with the University of Khonkhaen, Northern Thailand, University of Ritsumeiken Kyoto and Nara Prefectural University of Osaka, Japan. “After this comparative study, it will be resumed by a partnership. Other than reliable, skill and agile human resources, having networking is also an important asset for the advancement of the university,” she explained. (BTN/015)