UB Accepts 92 Participants of Independent Student Program

Universitas Brawijaya (UB) accepts as many as 92 inbound students of the Independent Student Program (PMM) Kemendikbudristek, Monday (22/8/2022). For universities, PMM aims to improve the ability of universities in managing student exchange programs. As for students, PMM provides benefits in strengthening, exploring, studying the diversity of the archipelago, making friends with students from various regions, strengthening and expanding academic competence.

The 92 PMM students who come from a number of universities outside Java will study at UB for one semester according to the courses they take.

In the acceptance procession, the Rector Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Si., Ph.D.Med.Sc, introduced UB, deans, and vice deans of faculties to PMM students.

“In addition to forming academics, PMM can also build networks to build Indonesia in the future. I hope that students who have the opportunity to take part in this PMM feel at home and impressing, like the PMM slogan, temporary exchange means forever,” said Prof. Widodo.

One of the PMM students, namely Diwaya Tirta Maharani from the Faculty of Law, Mahasaraswati University Denpasar, took a course at the Faculty of Administrative Sciences hoping the program could run smoothly until the end of the semester.

“I am happy to be able to participate in the PMM program at  Universitas Brawijaya, I hope that PPM can run smoothly, because I can see from the initial meeting that it has gone smoothly and compactly”, Diwaya.

Meanwhile, Hasyim Rahman Marasbessy from Patimura University revealed that he chose UB because there is one subject in the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (FPIK) that interests him.

“I am interested in registering for PMM at Universitas Brawijaya, because there are courses on Fisherman Poverty in the Faculty of Marine Science. I feel the need to study this, because in Maluku there is a project, which I hope to implement when I return to Maluku”.

PMM students are also given the same access as UB students, namely activating email to be able to access SIAM (Student Academic Information System).

PMM is one of the flagship programs of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Research, and Technology (Ditjen Diktiristek) Kemendikbudristek which provides opportunities for students to exercise their right to study outside the study program and outside the university of origin. The student exchange between the island clusters was recognized by 20 credits.

PMM 1, which was held in 2021, was attended by 11,464 students from 215 receiving or sending universities. Meanwhile, this year, the target for PPM 2 is to open Kouta with 16,000 students who can choose one university from 194 recipient universities. (*/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir).