Students of the University of Quennsland Carry Out Inbound at Brawijaya University

Seven students from the University of Queensland, Australia, underwent inbound studies at the Communication Studies Program at Brawijaya University from Monday-Wednesday (20-22/11/2023). One of their goals is to experience the study process in Indonesia.

Head of the Department of Communication Sciences, Universitas Brawijaya, Prof. Rachmat Kriyantono S.Sos., M.Sc., P.hD, revealed that this inbound student activity is one form of implementing the collaboration that has been established between the Department of Communication Sciences, FISIP UB and the University of Queensland.

“Previously, we had collaborated in the form of research between our lecturers and their lecturers. There are also joint publications, one of which is writing a book together,” he said.

Therefore, as part of a series of collaboration implementations, one of the inbound activities for University of Queensland students was carried out.

“Currently, the student exchange that is being carried out is that their students will be at FISIP UB for some time to come,” explained Rachmat Kriyantono.

The first professor in the field of Public Relations at UB said that students from Australia would learn several things, one of which is the culture of politeness in Indonesia.

“Of course there is learning, but not only knowledge, they also learn culture. “One of the activities is the introduction of Indonesian language and polite culture in Indonesia,” said Rachmat Kriyantono.

Interestingly, University of Queensland students were welcomed by a local dance performed by LSO Gendhis. The man who is familiarly called Prof RK admitted that his aim was to convey to citizens of other countries about the hospitality that Indonesia has.

“Why do we welcome with dance because it shows pride to the outside world, especially foreign students who come, that we are also rich in culture, then it also reflects our hospitality in welcoming them,” he stressed.

Prof RK admitted that similar activities would continue to be carried out by UB Communication Sciences Department. Because apart from being one of the Main Performance Indicators (IKU), it will also expand the network owned by Brawijaya University.

“Previously, we collaborated with the University of Malaya Malaysia. In the future, we will try many collaborations with well-known universities in the world,” he said. (FISIP PR/ OKY/ UB PR/ Trans. Iir)