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NIT Kitakyushu College Visits Vocational College UGM

Yogyakarta (26/9) The Delegates of National Institute of Technology, Kitakyushu College, Japan, visited Vocational College UGM. They are Prof. Nobuhiro Harada (President), Prof. Hisanobu Terai (Chairman of Robotics and Mechatronics Course), and Prof. Xin Jiang (Assistant Professor). Representing Vocational College UGM as the hosts are the Dean, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., Vice Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Agus Nugroho, S.T., M.T., Vice Dean for Research, Community Service, and International Affairs, Dr. Ir. Silvi Nur Oktalina, S.Hut., M.Sc., and Vice Dean for Cooperation, Alumni, and Strategic Initiatives, Radhian Krisnaputra, S.T., M.Eng. During this visit, NIT Kitakyushu College discussed the working program and the student exchange program. The delegates of NIT Kitakyushu College also visited the laboratories after the discussion. That day’s agenda ended with a banquet lunch.

Pitaya, the Tourism Lecturer, Attends Global Youth Leadership Exchange Program in South Korea

Pitaya, S.E.T., M.Sc., a lecturer of the Tourism study program, the Department of Languages, Arts, and Culture Management of Vocational College, Universitas Gadjah Mada, participated in the Global Youth Leadership Exchange Program entitled “GoGo Pyeongchang.” This event runs on February 14 – 17, 2019, in South Korea. This program is a series of international programs organized by the East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum General Secretariat in Gangwon to introduce and promote the contributions of the EATOF into the international forum. The tagline of this program is “discover, experience, inspire.”

“GoGo Pyeongchang aims to attract the young generations from the member countries of the EATOF to meet, gather, and synergize in various strategic programs as the world’s future leaders,” says Pitaya.

This activity, he continued, was sponsored by the EATOF General Secretariat and was held in a series with the Winter Olympics. With this activity, the youth delegates from their respective countries could collaborate in organizing international events in the future to provide international experience to the younger generations, exchange information, and show each nation’s cultural character. Besides, they could make the tourism sector a medium for collaboration.

“That’s why the GoGo Pyeongchang contains solid events to cultivate the young generations of EATOF through tourism activities. This program includes formal meetings, performing arts collaborations, and educational tours. The educational tours do not only introduce the participants to sports tourism through the Winter Olympics but also introduce them to world peace missions through a visit to the DMZ (demilitarization zone), the border between South Korea and North Korea,” says Pitaya.

Text: Pitaya dan Humas DBSMB

Photo: Pitaya