UMY Conducts Learning Express and International Community Service



As a ‘Muda Mendunia’ university, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) would conduct Learning Express Singapore Polytechnic and International Community Service program on 6-9 September 2015 in Kalibiru and Kembang Arum. The program raised a theme of ‘Wash Management’ and ‘Perment Salak’. There would be 60 students of Singapore Polytechnic (SP), Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT) Japan, UPN Veteran, and UMY joining the program.

The aforementioned paragraph was uttered by Dean of Engineering Faculty Slamet Riyadi, S.T., M.T., Ph.D. in an Opening Ceremony Learning Express and International Community Service on Monday (7/9) at Mini Theater, Building D, Floor 4, UMY.

Slamet informed that the program aimed at sharing knowledge one another. “It is expected that, through the international activity, students of UMY gain new knowledge of any aspects, for instance culture of other countries,” he wished.

It was the sixth learning express and international community service organized by UMY. In the previous years, UMY had sent the students to carry out the program overseas, and the students’ enthusiasm for the program is getting greater each year. “Alhamdulillah, in this sixth year, participation of international students and UMY’s students is elevating and obtaining good responses from them,” he inserted.

The program also pointed at traning the students to socialize with a community so that they recognize what the community entail. “The students may assist the community and undertake the program well,” Slamet hoped.

The one-month program was started by a workshop of design thinking, a training of how students have to behave during living with the community. “The students would have training regarding preparation of mental, attitudes, and norms or it is so-called design thinking workshop and the speaker is a social expert,” conveyed Rico, one of the committee of learning express and international community service.

Furthermore, one of the participants from Electrical Engineering of Singapore Polytechnic Tan Jun Yuan admitted, “I am glad to be engage in this program. Besides gaining knowledge and creating friendship among countries, I also wish that the community will warmly welcome us and the program so that issues occurring in the community will be overcome,” he expected.

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