A forum initiated by the International Office and Cooperation of Soegijapranata Unika in an activity called ‘Lets Talk 2 O 1’ was held last Friday (13/3) in the Green room of the Mikael building.
This event, which was held for the first time, invited two speakers, namely Dr Florentinus Budi S ST MT and Agustina Sulastri S Psi PhD Psychologist to share experiences about the opportunity to get a grant from Erasmus.
As explained by the Head of the International Office and Cooperation, Dr. Heny Hartono SS MPd, as the organizer of the “Lets Talk 2 O 1” activity.
“This forum is a forum for lecturers, students, alumni and even educational staff to share experiences related to international or global issues.”
So the hope is that through this forum, the Unika academic community will start to broaden their global horizons, then they will also have the same enthusiasm to be ready to become global citizens, he continued.
“Today’s activities are the first in 2020, and we chose the topic of the eACCESS program and how to get grants at Erasmus Plus, which focuses more on cooperation with countries in Europe,” explained Heny.
eACCESS is a joint program of 8 universities in Europe and Asia to develop a connected electric power system. In addition, this grant from Erasmus Plus is not only used for research, but also for various other things such as curriculum development. And thankfully, from Soegijapranata Unika there are already two lecturers who have succeeded in getting grants from Erasmus Plus, namely Dr. Florentinus Budi S ST MT and Agustina Sulastri S Psi PhD Psychologist.
The two Unika lecturers have received grants with different schemes. For Agustina Sulastri PhD, the key one scheme is about mobility, namely faculty, staff and student mobility. Meanwhile, Dr. Florentinus Budi has a key two scheme, which is about capacity building for higher education.
The hope is that by sharing their experiences they can be an inspiration to all the attendees, Heny concluded.