Dual-Degree Program between State Polytechnic of Jember and Wuxi Institute of Technology China
State Polytechnic of Jember have step forward to achieve the vision as a leading vocational education in Asia. On Thursday, March 30th, 2017, Ir. Nantil Bambang Eko Sulistiono, M.Si, the chair of Colaboration Affairs of State Polytechnic of Jember and Prof. Fanghong Gong, Ph.D, the president of Wuxi Institute of technology China (WXIT) have signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) of dual-degree program with Wuxi Institute of Technology China. This mutualism cooperation enables State Polytechnic of Jember to open international class of dual-degree program.
According to Bambang Eko, WXIT China is enthusiastic to be involved in this mutualism cooperation, especially in opening international class
“The president of WXIT China was delighted to cooperate with State Polytechnic of Jember which was a leading vocational education in Indonesia”, he said.
For the time being, the dual-degree program are for the students of Diploma 3 program of Information Management Study program, Information Technology Department. The students of this program will study in State Polytechnic of Jember for a year. Then, They will experience an overseas study in WXIT China for 2.5 years in which the students will join Chinese preparation class – this provides Indonesian students to learn and enhance their Chinese skills prior to main academic activity which focuses on Software technology courses in Software technology Study Program of WXIT China.
“Having completed the study, the students would receive 2 (two) certificates issued by State Polytechnic of Jember and WXIT China”, Bambang explained.
In different place, the Director of State Polytechnic of Jember, Ir. Nanang Dwi Wahyono, M.M. said that the opening of international class is an accelerated step to achieve the vision of State Polytechnic of Jember as a leading vocational education institution in 2025.
“The cooperation between State Polytechnic of Jember and WXIT China was strategic achievement after establishing such collaboration with several higher education institutions in Vietnam, Thailand and China in previous year”, Nanang Dwi Wahyono, said.
The selection of the students for this program will be conducted in September this year. The process will continue by sending the five selected-students to WXIT China. The quota of this program is about 20 students.
For the time being, State Polytechnic of Jember arrange the concept of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Changzou Institute of Mechantronic Technology to conduct double-degree program.
The international class of double degree program is the best chance for the Indonesian youth to improve their competencies and competitiveness in order to contribute to the development of nation. This also enables the students to contribute to the betterment among Indonesian community.
“State Polytechnic of Jember is the predominant choice for the students. For that reason, we offers the best program to the students in order to provide competent and competitive graduates to solve various issues in industries and community that will contribute to the development of the nation in the future”, Nanang Dwi Wahyono, said.