JAKARTA, INDONESIA – Maila Dinia Husni Rahiem, Ph.D., Head of the Center for International Cooperation at UIN Syarif Hidayatullah Jakarta, recently participated as a panelist in a Malaysian postgraduate education forum. The session focused on fostering partnerships and collaborations between universities and the business sector, emphasizing the importance of cross-sector engagement in higher education.

Dr. Rahiem’s participation in this prestigious forum underscores UIN Jakarta’s commitment to internationalization and its pursuit of global educational partnerships. Her role as a panelist allowed her to engage in critical dialogue about the value of university-business collaborations and to advocate for stronger ties between Indonesian and Malaysian institutions.

Dr. Rahiem also communicated with Prof. Muhammad Firdaus, Ph.D., the Educational and Cultural Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia during the event. Their discussion centered on bolstering UIN Jakarta’s collaborations with various Malaysian campuses and promoting the UIN Jakarta rector’s scholarship program for international students from Malaysia. This initiative aligns with UIN Jakarta’s strategic efforts to attract talented students from across the globe, further enriching its diverse academic community.

In addition, Dr. Rahiem held discussions with numerous high-ranking officials from various Malaysian campuses, including Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Universiti Malaya (UM), and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). Topics covered during these meetings ranged from student mobility and joint programs to faculty exchanges, reflecting UIN Jakarta is multi-faceted approach to international collaboration.

These Malaysian campuses expressed a keen interest in supporting UIN Jakarta’s internationalization programs, emphasizing the mutual benefits of such partnerships. These collaborations are poised to provide students and faculty with invaluable cross-cultural experiences and academic opportunities, further enhancing the quality of education and research at UIN Jakarta.

This event highlights UIN Jakarta’s growing influence in the realm of international education and its commitment to fostering meaningful, long-term relationships with other educational institutions across the globe.