In 2019, the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education (MORTHE) of the Republic of Indonesia gave the opportunity for the universities in Indonesia to get the Credit Transfer Program. STIKI Malang participated in this national program by sending the proposal and, along with the other 36 universities, STIKI Malang has successfully won the grant.
With the funding granted from this program, STIKI Malang will send three students to Hanbat National University (HBNU) Korea. The students are Agnes Nola Sekar Kinasih and Nataniel David Tektanto of Informatics Department and Dean Putri Firza of Informatics Management Department. These students will earn credits in the Department of Computer Engineering in HBNU for one semester on the Fall Semester 2019. Even though their participation in this program is partially funded by the grant as the grant named, the students are enthusiastic participating in this Credit Transfer Program. The credits that the students earn from HBNU are acknowledged by STIKI so they will still be able to finish their study at STIKI within four years.
By joining in the Credit Transfer Program, the students of STIKI Malang have an opportunity to study for one semester in the university partner overseas in which the credit earned from the program can be transferred to STIKI Malang said Head of Office of International Affairs, Zusana E. Pudyastuti, S.S., M.Pd. She also expects that there will be more students participating in the Credit Transfer Program in all university partners overseas so that the students will have more knowledge and experience beneficial for their current study and future career.
The grant of Credit Transfer Program is an annual national program of MORTHE for supporting the internationalization of higher education in Indonesia. This program becomes a key factor for student mobility and for higher education cooperation with university partners overseas. Moreover, the program enables the students to broaden their knowledge, perspective and experience by interacting with students or communities overseas. The students also have opportunities to improve their hard skills and soft skills; to expand and strengthen their networks, cooperation and collaboration; to understand socio-cultural differences; and to have continuous self-development. The results of these learning experience contribute positively for the students, the education, and the national development in the 21st century.