UHAMKA students join the Internship Program at the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia

Indonesia and Malaysia as two developing countries are both doing efforts to improve the quality of higher education, including through strengthening cooperation between campuses. This was done by the University of Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA (UHAMKA) which seeks to explore cooperation with the Indonesian Embassy (KBRI) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where the Indonesian Embassy opened an internship program especially for Indonesian children.

The time of the internship program at the Indonesian Embassy itself was carried out for one month. Five students from the University of Muhammadiyah Prof. DR. HAMKA (UHAMKA) consisting of students from the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) study program in Economic Education and students of the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP). The group of students was accompanied by the Director of International Affairs (KUI) Dr. Purnama Syae Purrohman, M.Pd with staff Cahya Komara, S.Pd., M.Pd. and Gilang Kumari Putra, S.Sos., M.I.Kom. as the Center for Student and Alumni Development (P3KA).

This internship program is a program of Field Work Practice (PKL) which makes one of the compulsory graduation requirements for students at the final semester level. Besides, they will get many benefits from the internship program such as the students can learn how to adjust to a new environment that may be different from their country and to obtain information needed to develop cooperation in various fields. The following are the names of UHAMKA students enrolled in the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia’s internship program including: Liza Rosalia (FISP) in the Social and Cultural Information Function Attache Field (Pensosbud), Mochamad Kurnia Octaviansyah in the field of Educational Attachment and Culture and Bayu Ezahrianda in the field of Trade Attache, and students of FKIP UHAMKA Economic Education study program namely Siti Komalasari in the field of Transportation Attache and Yuan Ryanta Hartoyo in the field of Attachment of protocol and consular functions.

Sandiaga Uno attended the UHAMKA Prime Lecture

The first lecture for a new student may be said to be a new chapter in his academic life. The lecture can also be interpreted as an essential thing in following the next lecture. Ahead of Lecture 2018/2019 academic year University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka (UHAMKA) held an inaugural lecture with the theme “Challenges of Students in the Milineal Era”.

The event was officially opened by the Chancellor of the University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka, Prof. Dr. H. Suyatno, M.Pd. and attended by Sandiaga Uno as the speaker. The activity began with an appearance from Tapak Suci Student Activity Unit (UKM), then symbolically handed over assistance from all faculties at the University of Muhammadiyah Prof. Dr. Hamka (UHAMKA) for the Darul Qulum mosque which was submitted directly to the Vice Chancellor III, Dr. H. Bunyamin, M.Pd. Then continued with remarks from the Vice Chancellor III.

10 Faculties and 41 study programs consisting of Bachelor, Diploma and Postgraduate Programs (S2) that have registered approximately 5,462 students, this number is the result of the selection of new students who take the test and non test.

In the speech delivered by Sandiaga Uno, he gave the key to building success, namely Key 4 As: work ethic / hard work, smart work, complete work and sincere work. He also conveyed related to the DKI Jakarta Government program, One District One Center Entrepreneurship or OK OCE. The entrepreneurship program is a solution offered by the DKI Jakarta Government to reduce the number of unemployed, as well as to improve the economy of the citizens of the Capital City to “rise in class”. Promising the OK OCE program will make it easier for people to get a business field. The program will also help people to get capital loans.

The Chancellor of UHAMKA, Prof. DR. Suyatno, M.Pd., also conveyed that in facing the challenges of students in the Milineal Era, students must have a mindset and demands to be independent individuals for provision in the era of milenal. Students must also have the ability to deal with technology and UHAMKA must instill strong fundamentals and be accompanied by good character.

This first lecture activity is a place for education, as the mandate of Muhammadiyah Organization with the aim of delivering new students to realize the hopes and ideals of the nation and state. This year’s first lecture was also held in the senate meeting by filling out scientific speeches.