Tuesday, 30 April 2019, Politeknik Negeri Semarang successfully held an International Seminar titled "Joint / Double Degree Program between Indonesian and Taiwan Higher Educations". Located in the Seminar Room of the Magister Building Polines, the seminar was attended by representatives from other Polytechnics in Indonesia as well as the leaders of Departments and Study Programs in Polines.
The seminar was opened by the director of Politeknik Negeri Semarang, Ir. Supriyadi, MT. In his remarks he conveyed the importance of international mobility for increasing the value of institutional accreditation. The seminar was followed by a presentation from the first speaker, Mr. Adhrial Refaddin who is the Head of the International Cooperation Section, Directorate of Higher Education Institutional Development, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (Kemenristekdikti). In his presentation, Mr. Adhrial conveyed the licensing procedures and regulations for the implementation of joint / double degree programs and the types of international cooperation recognized by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. The next presentation was given by Prof. Tseng Shi-Chang who is the Head of the Office of International Affairs, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech). Prof. Tseng conveyed several types of international cooperation that can be implemented between universities in Indonesia and universities in Taiwan, especially with Yuntech.
Moreover, in the focus group discussion session moderated by Dr. Ir. Muhammad Mukhlisin, M.T as Head of the Polines International Affairs Unit, the participants and speakers discussed the design of further collaboration that could be held between institutions present at the seminar. It is hoped that the design of these collaboration can be immediately carried out to improve the international mobility of each institution.