Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta (UMS) established cooperation with Dong-A University in South Korea. Both of these universities signed cooperation for several joint programs. Among them is student exchange cooperation, opening a double degree program for the Faculty of Communication and Information, the Faculty of Economics and Business and the Faculty of Engineering.
So that later the faculty double degree students will study at two universities namely two years at UMS and two years at Dong-A University. The signing of the collaboration between UMS and Dong-A University was carried out in the BPH Meeting Room, Siti Walidah Building.
The President of Dong-A University and his entourage who came from Korea were welcomed in the UMS Chancellor's office. The welcoming process is done in a family manner so that they come not as official but as a family gathering. UMS Chancellor Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anis, M.Si accompanied by Vice-Chancellor I Prof. Dr. Muhammad Da'i, S.Si, Apt, M.Si., Deputy Rector II Ir. Sarjito, M.T, Ph.D., and Chancellor Secretary Dr. Anam Sutopo welcomed the entourage of Dong-A University.
What's interesting is, the president of Dong-A University, Dr. Suk Jung Han came in using a black cap and greeted the UMS leaders in Indonesian. "I am a non-Muslim, and I don't want to convert to Islam because right now I can't leave Beer (alcohol)," said Dr. Suk Jung Han made a joke which was warmly welcomed.
After a sip of coffee together and enjoying the treats, they headed to the meeting room of the BPH UMS to sign a cooperation contract. Prof. Dr. Sofyan Anis, M.Si., said that he had studied the collaboration proposal submitted by Dong-A University and agreed to cooperate.
After the signing process, each faculty leader, both UMS and Dong-A University, had further discussions related to technical cooperation. Dr. Hyung Rim Choi Dean of the College of Business Administration discussed with Dr. Drs. Syamsudin, MM Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Business. Then Dr. Chan Seob Nam Dean of the College of Social Science discussed with Nurgiyatna, ST, M.Sc, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information, Deputy Dean I Agus Triyono, M.Sc, Yanti Haryanti, MA & Head of Communication Studies Dr. Dian Purworini. And the last is Dr. Jung Jae Yee Dean of the College of Engineering discussed with Ir. Sri Sunarjono, MT, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Engineering.