Preparing Students to Join MBKM Program in Japan, Deans Provide Debriefing

Debriefing of MBKM Students in Japan

Faculty of Animal Husbandry, Universitas Brawijaya (Fapet UB) cooperates with a dairy company in Hokkaido, Japan, namely PT. Kibo, the dairy farming company that oversees Lake Hill Farm and Yambre Dairy Co.Ltd. They agreed to provide an Independent Learning Independent Campus (MBKM) program for undergraduate (S1) students.

As an implementation of this collaboration, Faculty of Animal Husbandry UB will send students to do internships at the two companies for one year which is converted to the equivalent of 40 credits including the final project. Meanwhile, another advantage for apprentices is that they receive pocket money from the company, which can be used for living needs while in Japan.

According to the representative for the academic field, Rizki Prafitri, Ph.D. This activity is expected to increase the ability of Indonesian human resources for animal husbandry and dairy farming so that they can encourage understanding of the theories and methods learned in class as well as acquire hygiene and health management skills and techniques which are the most important aspects of dairy cattle management.

There were six MBKM participants. Five of them were placed at Yambe Dairy Co., Ltd, namely Hanifah Sholihah, Suci Alvionisa, Muhammad Izzul Athfal, Bima Alif Mahendra, and Shanti Puspa Maharani. Meanwhile, Gysnaninta Azra Winasyafa is the only Fapet student who wants to do MBKM at Lake Hill Farm.

Before flying to Sakura country from April 2023 to April 2024, they were given briefing by the Dean, Tuesday (6/4/2023). Taking place in the Dean’s meeting room on the 8th floor, debriefing was provided by the Dean, Vice Deans, IRO (Prof. V.M. Ani, Dr. Eko Widodo, and Dr. Irida), and the MBKM supervisor (Eko Nugroho, Ph.D.). Topics presented included preparation for departure, life in Japan, conversion of MBKM courses, and final project guidance.

“Internships abroad can add experience, knowledge and insight to students, especially in studying Japanese management systems. The hope is that students can become human resources who can help improve the skills and technology of the dairy industry in Indonesia.” said Prof. M. Halim as the Dean (dta/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)